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Team Leader – DFID Shule Bora at DFD Tanzania

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Team Leader – DFID Shule Bora

KPMG and a consortium of partners is tendering for Managing Agent services on a new DFID-funded primary education programme in Tanzania – Shule Bora.

The Shule Bora Programme

Shule Bora is DFID Tanzania’s new flagship programme to improve the quality of pre-primary and primary education for girls and boys in Tanzania. The Shule Bora Business Case sets out an ambition to reach all 11.5 million girls and boys in government pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania through Payment for Results (PforR) financing to the Government of Tanzania (GoT), with additional focussed support to 4.4 million children in government pre-primary and primary schools in 9 regions of Tanzania through testing, adapting and delivering interventions at scale. There are four outcomes: improving learning outcomes for all children, improving transition rates to secondary schools for girls, preventing physical and sexual violence in and around schools, and helping children with disabilities access quality education.

The Managing Agent (MA) is expected to provide the following services:

— Management, coordination and oversight of programme activities;

— Support to the GoT to implement the PforR mechanism;

— Support GoT to achieve Shule Bora outcomes through (a) testing, adapting and delivering interventions at scale in nine regions and (b) supporting government-led education sector reforms and systems strengthening.

We are currently seeking a Managing Agent Team Leader. The post-holder will provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the programme.

S/he is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of programme results, while ensuring proper oversight to implementation processes and effective systems for monitoring, learning and results reporting. S/he will provide strategic thinking on how to work within the political economy of Tanzania, respond to DFID’s emerging priorities, and contribute to wider learning about inclusive pre-primary and primary education. Heading up a Managing Agent team of at least 20 national and international staff, as well as a number of technical and implementation partners, the Team Leader is the main point of contact for DFID. S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the heads of government institutions and other Shule Bora stakeholders, and be able to communicate the programme’s distinctive contribution convincingly to a range of different audiences.

The Team Leader will be based in Dodoma and will report to the KPMG in Tanzania International

Development Advisory Services (IDAS) Partner.


This is a senior position which requires outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and organisational, team-building and representational skills.


— Master’s or higher degree in education development, education management, child protection or otherbrelevant field.

— Demonstrable experience of senior leadership and management of large bi-lateral complex

programmes in low income countries.

— Familiarity with current debates about education programming, inclusion and child protection, including DFID’s thinking and emerging priorities.

— Experience in educational assessment, examination or pedagogy.

— Outstanding team building and people management skills.

— Experience managing complex relationships with governments, development partners and other

partner organisations.

— Demonstrated competence to work with theory of change and results frameworks; using learning to review and adjust programme strategies, particularly in the context of innovation and support to civil society.

— Excellent reporting and presentation, facilitation and training skills.

— Excellent verbal and written English communication.

— Willingness to relocate and be based in Dodoma and to travel within Tanzania.


— Demonstrated competence in overseeing compliance, particularly in terms of legislation, regulations and procedures, particularly in terms of DFID requirements.

— Experience working on payment by results (PbR) programmes.

— Knowledge of the current education and decentralisation ‘landscape’ in Tanzania.

— Familiarity with the Government of Tanzania and major donor priorities in Tanzania.

— Some knowledge of Kiswahili, or willingness to learn.


KPMG is pleased to be able to offer a competitive package to the right candidate, which will include: health insurance, annual flights, and annual leave plus public holidays.

How to apply

To submit an application please send a current CV and 2 page cover letter to [email protected] The deadline for applications is midnight on 24th May 2020.

About the Organisation

KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, which include Advisory, Tax and Audit. KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) team employs full-time experienced development experts across Africa and on globally run programmes worldwide. In Tanzania, KPMG IDAS is a respected programme and fund manager with extensive experience in building development partnerships between private and public entities, civil society organisations and local communities; we work effectively with a wide range of clients, from global development organisations to entrepreneurial start- ups within Tanzania and across Africa.

Thank you for considering KPMG and we wish you all the best for your application.