JOB APPLICATION: ADSI Project Coordinators (2) Positions (Tanzania) 

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Job title: African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Project Coordinators for Tanzania
Type: Fixed term contract, 1st August 2017 – 31st December 2020
Deadline for applications: 23rd June 2017
Start date:  1st August 2017
Location: 2 Regions in Tanzania; Coast and Morogoro

GESCI, the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative,
is a non-profit organisation founded by the United Nations ICT
Taskforce.  GESCI, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It provides
strategic advice and assistance to Governments in the socio-economic development of their countries through the widespread integration of technologyfor
knowledge society development, especially in the education, skills
training, leadership, and community development domains. See: www.gesci.org

About ADSI

African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) is a 5-year initiative funded
by the MasterCard Foundation (MCF). The initiative presents a new
methodology for transforming secondary schools into digital schools of
distinction. It is designed specifically to build secondary-level
student 21st century skills and teachers’ innovative practice
in a way that is responsive to the needs of the market place and to the
emerging knowledge economies and societies. The ADSI model is a phased
approach to digital whole school development in ICT use. It seeks to
incrementally move schools and teachers towards transformative
educational practice and quality student learning outcomes.   It adopts
the blended learning model in teacher professional development which
incorporate school-based and online professional development support.
This is a cost-effective and sustainable model for educational
transformation. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with
the Ministries of Education and associated agencies in Kenya, Tanzania
and Cote d’Ivoire.

The ADSI targets for Tanzania are: 10 school support teams, 40 secondary schools, 400 teachers and approximately 20,000 students;
Position summary:

GESCI is seeking to hire two Project Coordinators (PCs) for the ADSI Programme in Tanzania. The
Project Coordinators will be based in the following regions: Coast and
Morogoro in Tanzania to oversee project implementation in 20 schools
each and to work directly with the school leadership, School Based
Coordinators (SBCs) and 200 teachers.  He/she will report directly to
the ADSI Country Project Manager.

Main responsibilities;

  • Planning for the ADSI project at the Region level
  • Stakeholder Engagement at the Regions
  • ADSI Project Management at the Regional level
  • Facilitate Training and associated coaching, mentoring and support for school leaders and teachers in the Region
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Representation Organization the regional level
  • Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning for the ADSI project

Key Requirements:
Education and professional qualifications

  • A Bachelors or
    Master’s degree in Education/ICT in Education/related field (a bias
    towards STEM subjects will be an added advantage) (R)
  • Training in
    teacher professional development support, monitoring and reporting (a
    bias towards STEM subjects will be an added advantage) (R)
  • Training in admin requirements (reconciliation, requests, approval processes) (D)

(R) = Required
(D) = Desirable
Skills and experience

–          Minimum of 8+ years effective, high impact teaching/training experience at secondary level, with a bias towards STEM subjects
–          Minimum
of 5+ years’ participation in direct teacher professional development
support including, tutoring, coaching, mentoring, monitoring and
–          Proven
track record of involvement in the transformation of education at local
level particularly towards ICT based approaches to teaching and
learning and quality improvement.
–          Analytical skills and basic research and report writing experience.
–          Knowledge of the Tanzania regional level education contexts and experience of working with structures at this level.
–          Use of Skype and WhatsApp, dropbox, mahara, yammer, google calendar, times task participants’ database etc.

Personal qualities and traits:

–          Excellent
teacher professional development support skills including ability to
use a variety of ICT based approaches to provide the same.
–          Ability to work at the regional/district and local secondary school levels.
–          Ability
to follow through with the teachers and ensure effective transfer of
what is learned either face to face or through online interaction.
–          Strong English communication and interpersonal skills.
–          Skills in planning, scheduling, managing and reporting on activities and related outputs.

To apply:

submit your detailed CV, proof of credentials and names of referees
along with a cover letter specifying why you qualify for this position
to Programme Manager ADSI, to the following e-mail address: hr@gesci.org by 23rd June 2017
Kindly note that only candidates who meet the outlined qualifications
and experience need apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.