National Technical Adviser at Tanzania Cheshire Foundation January, 2022

Seeking passionate and ethically motivated Tanzanian professionals.

Tanzania Cheshire Foundation (TCF) in partnership with Leonard Cheshire (LC) have been awarded a three-year grant to deliver an innovative Inclusive-Education Project in Tanzania.

TCF and LC in partnership, are excited to be commencing work as part of a wider consortium on this new multi-year Disability Inclusive Development (DID) project in Shinyanga City, Shinyanga district council in Shinyanga region and Misungwi in Mwanza region of Tanzania, in line with the National Inclusive Education Strategy (NIES). The project aims to increase the enrolment and retention of children with disabilities in education, to increase their learning and improve their life-chances focusing on inclusive education for pre-primary and primary school-going age children.

LC is part of the Inclusive Futures consortium, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The 16 Inclusive Futures partners are working together to include people with disabilities in health, work, education, and tackle stigma and discrimination through the Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme. Together we are using a range of innovations to promote the importance of disability inclusion, aligning closely with the work of governments.

TCF and LC in partnership as part of a wider consortium will work closely together with government officials and OPDs as well as a range of stakeholders at local level, striving to improve the implementation and accountability of inclusive education in Tanzania.


About the role

The National Technical Adviser will lead our consortia partners in Tanzania by providing high level technical disability and inclusion expertise and guidance through capacity building and technical support. This position will support assuring quality interventions, demonstrating innovative approaches to inclusive education for persons with disability.

This role will be representing both TCF and LC at national and regional platforms on inclusive education for persons with disabilities and engaging in strategic education alliances and networks for the same.


About you

We are looking for someone bringing extensive experience in providing technical guidance and input on disability inclusion education within consortium and complex programmes. As this role is part-time, three days a week, you will be highly organised and have proven experience of working within teams and as a freelancer.

You will bring local knowledge and hands-on experience in working with local communities, doing field visits, and supporting education programmes. You must have prior experience of building relationships with consortium partners, stakeholders and like-minded INGOs and/or national NGOs in Tanzania and the region.

Experience of working in matrix relationships and remote line management is desirable.

This is a real opportunity to make a meaningful impact in Tanzania.


Application process

To apply, please complete the online form via the link below including your curriculum vitae and cover letter (please include your motivation to apply and your availability). For more details about the role, please download the job description.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

This will be a fast-faced recruitment process and we are seeking for candidates available to start immediately. Therefore, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.


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