Education Director - Oldeani Secondary School (starting November 2021)

Tanzanian Children's Fund

About the organization

The Tanzanian Children's Fund works to ensure that all children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country. In order to achieve our goals, TCF provides a loving and permanent home for marginalized children at the Rift Valley Children's Village. However, TCF also recognizes that the best way to promote the well-being of all children is to provide access to high-quality education, free healthcare, and microfinance trainings and loans to the entire community. Our innovative, multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is what has enabled us to have a deep impact and catalyze real and lasting change.


As our Secondary School Education Director, you will be a member of our senior staff and act as the organization’s main contact for the secondary school that we co-manage with the District Government, Oldeani Secondary School (OSS). You will take the lead in managing this contract, with the goal of making OSS one of the top schools in the region, and ultimately assist the institution to be one of the top-performing schools in Tanzania. In this pursuit, you will fight to raise standards of education, ensure that all students in our community have the opportunity for a first-rate secondary education, and improve the school environment in order to attract the best teachers.

The Secondary School Education Director will work cohesively with the Tanzanian school leadership and teachers to establish a rapport with faculty and identify the school's greatest needs. OSS is an impoverished, rural, government school, working in partnership with the Head Master, the Secondary School Education Director will coordinate, facilitate and/or create teacher training, curriculum supplementation, and administrative schedules to help address issues and concerns. You will spend most of your time at Oldeani Secondary School working closely with school leadership, in order to ensure the Oldeani Secondary School reaches its short-term and long-term goals.

Please refer to the listing on our application portal for more details.


Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of two years school or teacher management experience
ESOL/TOEFL certificate preferred
Valid teacher’s or administrator’s license/certificate preferred
Bachelor's Degree
Ability to engage children, faculty, and volunteers
Ability to live in a rural, remote area
Strong team-building skills and interpersonal skills
Commitment to service
School leadership or curriculum development experience
Overseas working/volunteering experience helpful
Native English speaking ability
Knowledge of Swahili helpful
2-year commitment
November 2021 start date


$1,000 monthly stipend
$2,000 airfare allowance/year
Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed. Please note that our Room and Board package only accommodates the individual candidate
Health insurance for the term of service
Required visas and permits for employment
Paid off-days and paid annual leave during the week(s) and/or month(s) that correspond directly with school breaks. (Minimum of 28 days per year of commitment)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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