6 Jul 2022

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Swisscontact

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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Position Type: Full Time

Probation Period: 3 months

Number of Position: 1

Location: Based in Morogoro with irregular travel to other locations within Tanzania

Eligible Applicants: Nationals

Application Deadline: 7/18/2022


Skills for Employment (SET) is a Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) supported programme implemented in Tanzania. It aims to enhance youth (self-employment for the Vocational Skills Development system. It supports the government and private sector stakeholders to expand access to quality training that matches the demand from both the economy and youth. The project improves relevance of labour market data for curriculum development, enhances the quality of vocational teachers through continuing professional development and provides access to tailor made practical vocational training for youth in particular for women including young mothers.

Swisscontact is currently looking for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Coordinator, to be based in our offices in Morogoro.


Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Coordinator will:

Support the process of developing and implementing the CPD Programme for Folk Development Colleges (FDCs).
Facilitate FDC support for the development and implementation of the SET-supported FDC Admin and Management Information System (MIS) systems.
Act as Government liaison officer for SET and support the related Government authorities.


The CPD Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

CPD Programme development and implementation

In partnership with the government counterpart and with selected FDC representatives, facilitate the establishment of a structure to organize and implement CPD for FDCs;
Assist with the organisation and management of regular CPD development group meetings and other meetings.
Participate and facilitate the development and approval of annual CPD programmes.
Facilitate and support the development of agreed technical inputs for the FDCs.
Monitor the implementation of the CPD programme and if need be, provide recommendations for improvement.
Participate in technical discussion and evaluation processes for curriculum and materials improvement proposals.

SET Support for FDC Admin and MIS System implementation

With the government counterpart, and selected FDC staff, facilitate the setting up of the FDC Admin and MIS system development support group.
Facilitate and support the implementation of the MIS system for FDCs
Assist in the delivery, installation, and training processes for SET-supplied hard and software to support FDC system implementation.

Government Liaison

Jointly with the Team Leader, liaise with government counterparts in the context of the FDC support.
Ensure and support the regular SET reporting to the Government counterparts.
Undertake additional Government liaison tasks as requested by the TL.

Other tasks

Provide inputs to the annual plans, reports, and budgets for the SET donor and other administrative reports related to CPD.
Perform other tasks as agreed with the Team Leader.

Required qualifications, experience, and competencies

At least a bachelor’s degree in education/social science/community development and/or relevant work experience. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
At least 5 years of professional experience in education or teaching in Government or private institution, preferably at community level.
Experience with CPD for teachers will be an added advantage.
Good understanding of Government service and ability to interact and work with Government officials and private sector stakeholders.
Excellent organisational skills, including book-keeping and administration.
Experience working in different parts of Tanzania is an added advantage.
Good oral and written English skills.
Excellent ability to use Microsoft office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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Method of Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit CVs with a motivation letter/cover letter in English including three (3) referees to [email protected] not later than 17:00 (EAT) on 18 July 2022. The CV and/or the cover letter must include the expected monthly gross salary expressed in TSH.

Please note that:
  • Swisscontact respects gender equality and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

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