Thursday, May 7, 2015

Camara ,Learning Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 17 May 2015

Job Title: Learning Officer
Reporting To: Senior Education Specialist
Contract: 12 months

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Camara Education is a charity and social enterprise that uses technology to improve the quality of education for students in disadvantaged communities.
Founded almost ten years ago in Dublin, Ireland the organisation has built a proven model of 'education delivery' that is both sustainable and highly scalable. To do this, Camara has provided educationally focused technology to 3,100 schools in Africa, Ireland and the Caribbean - installed nearly 62,000 computers and trained over 16,000 teachers how to integrate ICT into teaching and learning practices.
Camara is a registered charity in the US, Ireland and the UK. It currently operates six Education Hubs in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Lesotho, Tanzania), one in Haiti and one in Ireland. All Hubs operate as social enterprises and are financially sustainable after one year.
Overview of the Role:
The role of Learning Officer will involve working on behalf of the Organisational Quality Department and with Education hubs to build the capacity of hubs to develop and deliver appropriate quality training products.
You will have a proven track record of developing training programmes, including eLearning content development. In addition you, will have experience in capacity development of teams. You will have excellent communication and planning skills. You should also have some knowledge or experience within Primary or Secondary Education sectors, and specifically in the areas of mathematics and literacy.
Self motivation, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to equality and education are a must, along with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Development of training courses and programmes based on hub and project needs
  • Development of eLearning based training modules
  • Govern education hubs to ensure trainers are delivering training products to a high standard.
  • Ensure hub compliance to all training processes and procedures.
  • Provide necessary capacity development and support to hub trainers throughout Camara network
  • Track all hub training operations and work to ensure that standards for training administration and delivery are maintained.
  • Provide training targets and feedback on quality indicators.
  • Monitor and advise hub CEO’s on individual trainer standards, objectives and development plans
  • Work with Organisation Quality department to update and maintain Camara Training Policies where necessary.
  • Work with Senior Education Specialist to engage with educational partners in country.
Key Competencies:
  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for Camara’s vision and motivates, leads, and empowers others to achieve organisational goals;
  • Strong training development skills including elearning content
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, provide quality capacity development and give direction to fellow team members to complete tasks to a defined timeline;
  • Strong ability to resolve problems and determine system improvements whilst working;
  • Good understanding of the primary and secondary education context;
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships with schools, partners, government, staff and key stakeholders;
  • Personal commitment to organisational excellence – displays honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decision and actions;
  • Is resilient – remains calm and deliberate under conditions of stress;
  • Has the ability to organise time to the best advantage of Camara;
  • Excellent oral and written communication;
  • Willingness to travel extensively
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • 4 years+ Training experience
  • Must have previous experience working in a developing country
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Educated to Degree level
Why work with us?
  • Working with Camara is more than just a job! Be part of a vibrant, expanding team that is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged students around the world and make a real difference.
  • We offer a broad range of career opportunities across the Camara network.
  • Be part of a dynamic and innovative organisation.
  • We promote an environment that is rooted in entrepreneurial spirit and that recognises and values its volunteers who bring passion, commitment and new perspectives to Camara, which is vital for the continuing development of our organisation.
How to apply:
Please apply to including a CV and Cover Letter outlining your reasons for wanting to work with Camara.

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