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With their help, we distribute treatments to prevent disease, carry out eye operations, advocate for disability rights and improve health services to create sustainable development projects.  Our vision is of a world where avoidable blindness is eliminated, and people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else. We can only get there thanks to the generosity of our supporters, so we aim to be as transparent as possible so you can be sure your money is being used wisely.


JOB TITLE: Senior Technical Lead Disability Inclusion 

Job Location: Dodoma, Tanzania 

Reports to: TBC 

Responsible for: Team of disability advisors

Department: Strategic Programme Innovations, Development, Evidence and Research Directorate 

Deadline: 23rd August 2020

Job Purpose: 

To provide technical leadership on disability inclusion as part of a national level education programme in Tanzania. Shule Bora seeks to improve quality, inclusiveness, and safety of learning for all 11.5 million girls and boys in government pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania. In addition to providing support to government systems at the national level, Shule Bora will provide additional focused support to an estimated 4.4 million children in 9 regions. 

Principal Accountabilities: 

1. Design, develop and support the implementation of project interventions to address the inclusion of children with disabilities in education 

2. Provide technical guidance and quality assurance to project interventions designed specifically to address problems related to children with disabilities 

3. Provide oversight across the programme to ensure that all interventions across all four outcomes are disability inclusive. 

4. Work closely with monitoring, evaluation, learning and research teams to ensure that interventions are informed by, and generate evidence, to adapt to become more efficient and effective (implementation research)

5. Manage a team (based in Dodoma, and across the 9 implementation regions) to oversee disability inclusive project interventions

The principal accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed. 

Jobholder Entry Requirements - the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required 

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

▪︎ A postgraduate qualification or substantial equivalent experience in a relevant field (education, social work/social inclusion, disability studies etc.).

▪︎ Excellent knowledge of current issues and best practice in the fields of education and disability inclusion. Experience in gender and inclusive development would be an advantage.

▪︎ Demonstrable experience of working in the education sector in Tanzania and/or other development contexts.

▪︎ Experience of designing/managing disability inclusive education programmes designed to facilitate the inclusion of the most marginalised children and promote their learning.

▪︎ Familiarity with international and Tanzanian legislation and policies in the field inclusive education, and knowledge of the key national and international networks and organisations working on inclusive education.

▪︎ Understanding and experience of introducing and using accessible and assistive technology to support the learning needs of children with disabilities.

▪︎ Experience in developing training materials and coordinating the facilitation and evaluation of training sessions in low-resource settings, particularly with people with disabilities.

▪︎ Experience in collating, synthesising and disseminating best practice guidance and programme learning.

▪︎ Experience in using participatory methodologies for planning, evaluation or research. 

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

▪︎ Excellent leadership, communication, networking and influencing skills, with ability to represent the organisation; build collaboration and develop partnerships with external stakeholders, especially in governments and local organisations.

▪︎ Proven ability to initiate, innovate and translate ideas into effective action plans.

▪︎ Demonstrable record of producing or contributing to relevant research and learning products 

▪︎ Excellent oral and written English language skills. Knowledge of Swahili would be an advantage.

▪︎ Strong ability to develop and adapt programming guidance tools and other resources materials.

▪︎ Skills related to training/capacity building.

▪︎ An understanding of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and the inclusion of marginalised groups. 

▪︎ Able to travel nationally on a frequent basis. 

Core Behaviours:

▪︎ Communicating & Influencing

▪︎ Team Working

▪︎ Planning & Organising

▪︎ Change & Improvement

▪︎ Decision Making

▪︎ Delivery and Implementation

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