Friday, 22 January 2010

The World Bank Tanzania Jobs: Education Specialist

World Bank Tanzania
Education Specialist
(Extended Term Consultant)

Local Consultant Appointment (One Year, renewable)

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The World Bank is looking for highly organized, energized and seasoned professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast-paced environment to serve as an Extended Term Consultant - Education Specialist.

The Education Specialist (Consultant) will be a member of the Africa Region Education Unit (AFTED) based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

S/he will report to the Sector Manager (AFTED) and will participate in policy dialogue and lending operations and analytical and advisory services in the education sector for Tanzania, as well as the broader range of education initiatives.

The education portfolio in Tanzania currently includes analytical work to support the nation’s human development strategy, support for education through large Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSC), programs aimed at improving quality of secondary education in the mainland and Zanzibar, and improving science and technology education at the university level.

The education team operates in close collaboration with other Development Partners as well as relevant sectors and units within the World Bank.

The Education Specialist’s duties and responsibilities include, among others:
• Work with the task team of educators on lending, analytical and advisory services across all levels of the education system.
• Support technical oversight for the education activities and coordinating Bank support with government agencies, development partners and colleagues from other networks on complex multi-sectoral projects and tasks (e.g., PRSC, PRSP, PER etc.)
• Contribute to the development of work program agreements, country assistance strategies, PRSPs, and crosssectoral work.
• Support and guide government to move from reform concepts to implementation of policies and programs, and measuring results.
• Create and manage training opportunities for clients.
• Build strong partnerships with donors, foundations, NGOs and other stakeholders.
• Contribute to the operational strategy for education in Tanzania and contribute to the overall strategic thinking of AFTED;
• Provide support to education initiatives throughout Africa, as may be required.
The successful candidates should have an advanced degree (masters or PhD) in a relevant field such as education, economics, public administration or sociology.

At least 5 years of experience in the education field, with a proven track record designing and managing challenging education programs/ projects.

Additionally, the candidates should have strong technical skills and experience in education, with specialized experience in one or more of the following areas: education administration, secondary education, higher education, education policy, science and technology, education finance, or teacher development.

A strong client orientation, written and oral communication skills, coupled with an ability to work effectively with the other sectors, especially economics, health, and social protection is required.

Electronic Applications:

For the full job description and selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit the electronic application at and click on >employment opportunities >consultant/temporary opportunities> job # 100072 to submit your application electronically to the World Bank.

Postal/paper or email applications will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of your electronic application is end of day 07th February 2010.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified male and female candidates of diverse background (gender, religious, ethnic etc) are encouraged to apply.


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