Deputy Project Director - Programming

Job Summary

Deputy Project Director - Programming will provide effective technical leadership of project implementation to ensure high quality service delivery.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

World Education, Inc. (WEI) Bantwana Division seeks experienced and interested candidates for various positions for an anticipated 4-year international donor-funded project to improve secondary school teaching and learning in science, mathematics and English through learner-centered pedagogy, strengthened teacher support centers and greater community engagement in school-based monitoring.


For over 60 years, World Education, Inc. has catalyzed social change and improved lives through community development and capacity building initiatives in over 20 countries. Launched in 2006, World Education’s Bantwana Initiative has become a leader in fostering high quality, comprehensive service delivery for vulnerable communities. Visit our websites to learn more about our work and programs at and 


All four key positions described below are subject to and contingent upon receiving donor funding and approval and may be adjusted as required prior to finalization. The key personnel team will be expected to collaborate and coordinate with WEI/Bantwana's country office in Arusha, Tanzania and the home office in the US. This includes regular consultation and communication with Boston-based technical and finance staff as well as with WEI’s Country Director, Senior program staff, and HR/Admin team who operate out of Arusha, with reports to both offices, as may be directed. 

Position Overview: The Deputy Project Director - Programming will provide effective technical leadership of project implementation to ensure high quality service delivery. This position will report to the Project Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: This position will provide technical leadership and direction to the project in alignment with project objectives, technical standards and deliverable schedule; S/he shall coordinate with the main donor and other funders/implementing partners working within the Zanzibar educational system; will also support development of high-quality technical reports and deliverables for timely submission to the donor; will ensure project compliance with donor requirements, policies and regulations and provide supervision support to the Project Manager for a team of 5 – 8 full time staff and consultants.

Qualifications: 7+ years in education systems improvement, including learner-centered pedagogies, formative assessment, capacity-building, community participation, and monitoring systems; 3+ years in a managerial/supervisory role; must have a Master’s degree in education, development, or related field; deep knowledge of Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland education/development context; excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and solid working knowledge of Swahili; self-starting team-player committed to participatory and inclusive approaches.

NB: The expected start date for all positions is November 2020. World Education Inc. offers a competitive package to selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience. World Education, Inc. is also committed to the principle of an equal opportunity employer.


Mode of Application:  Submit your application letter, resume, capacity statement, contact information and names of three references to be sent to World Education Inc. (WEI) no later than 17hrs on Friday the 11th September 2020. The application should be sentthrough email at: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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