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Vacancies at Room to Read Tanzania, January, 2018

Vacancies at Room to Read Tanzania, January, 2018

Room to Read World Change Starts with Educated Children. 
Organization Profile Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. 

We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam — countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,600 schools, establishing over 15,000 libraries, publishing 874 new children’s book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 20,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program. 

With funding from USAID, and in partnership with Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Room to Read is working with govemment to implement Reading and Writing material development for Tusome Pamoja Project. The project is contributing to the national effort to improve teaming outcomes by focusing investments in four regions of Tanzania Mainland (Ruvuma, Mtwara, Morogoro and Iringa) and all regions in Zanzibar, consisting of 34 districts; and reaching 1.4 million Tanzanian children in Standards (Stds) 1-4. 

Room to Read is providing technical assistance to the project to develop instructional and learning materials for reading and writing for standards 1- 4 to implement the 3Rs strategy for improving reading, writing, and arithmetic learning in early grades. It develops, design and publish Kiswahili teaching and learning materials for early grade reading and writing. The Tusome Pamoja continues the US Government’s (USG’s) support to the Government of Tanzania’s (GOT’s) efforts to implement this educational reform on a national scale. To ensure that project materials are of high quality and contextualized, we are looking for competent, self- driven, knowledgeable individuals to fill the Curriculum Writer and Illustrators positions to drive mission of Tusome Pamoja Project. 

1. Curriculum Writer (1 position) 

Length on Contract (12 months) 

The Curriculum Writer will: 
• Review, update and refine the scopes and sequences for the production of early grade decodable and leveled texts for grades one and two 
• Write, Review, update and refine decodable and leveled Kiswahili story books 
• Develop and finalize decodable and leveled readers in Kiswahili for grades one and two. 
• Develop and finalize individual student readers for grades three and four with grade appropriate fiction and non-fiction text. 
• Develop accompanying teachers’ guides for reading. 
• Develop student writing journals with pre-printed prompts aligned with TINS writing frameworks and syllabi. 
• Develop and update handwriting notebooks for grade one students with manuscript print. 
• Develop accompanying teachers’ guides for writing. 
• Complete timesheets and submit them to supervisor every month correctly and on time. 
• Participate in all required Tusome Pamoja meetings. workshops, and reviews. 

2. Illustrators (2 positions)

Length on Contract (12 months) 

The illustrators will
• Illustrate all materials developed by the Curriculum Developers (decodable and leveled texts for grades 1 and 2, student readers for grades 3 and 4, teacher’s guides, and student writing journals). 
• Illustrate the pre-primary teaching and learning materials for pre-primary students and teachers (RTI will provide the content) 
• Illustrate the required arithmetic materials for the individual student kits (RTI will provide the content); 
• Illustrate accompanying teachers’ guides for arithmetic (RTI will provide the content) 
• Complete timesheets and submit them to supervisor every month correctly and on time. 
• Participate in all required Tusome Pamoja meetings, workshops, and reviews. 

Application Procedure: 
Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with position name in the subject line, to [email protected]  or send by post to 

Human Resources Manager, 
Room to Read Tanzania, 
Mikocheni A, 
14 Senga Street; off Rose Garden Road, 
P. O. Box 105459, 
Dar es Salaam, 

If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that late applications will not be considered and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. 

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. 
CLOSING DATE 31st January 2018 

Source: The Guardian January 22, 2018



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