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8 Mar 2023

Dar Urban (ECCE) Programme Manager at Children in Crossfire

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Job Description

Programme: Dar Urban ECCE Programme, Tanzania

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Children in Crossfire TZ Programmes Manager

Period: Fixed Term for 2-Years (with possibility of renewal contingent on project funding)

Start Date: April 2023



Children in Crossfire is a registered charity in Ireland that facilitates International Development and Global Citizen Education (GCE) activities. Our vision is a compassionate world where every child can reach his or her potential. We work in partnership with local organisations in Tanzania and Ethiopia to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged young children, with a particular focus on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).

In Tanzania, Children in Crossfire implements a country programme that contributes to the school readiness of young children as well as wider ECDpolicy and practice. Our programme of work in Early Childhood Care and Education is popularly known as Watoto Wetu Tunu Yetu (Our Children Our Treasure). Children in Crossfire is currently establishing a new programme initiative to support improved quality and equitable access to daycare centres and ECCE opportunities in high-density low-income areas of Dar es Salaam City (Dar).

Context of the role

Reporting to the Children in Crossfire Tanzania Programmes Manager, and with matrix management support from the Senior Specialist for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), the Dar Urban Programme Manager will be based in the Children in Crossfire Dar es Salaam Country Office, and provide management-lead to the set-up, quality delivery and continuous improvements of the pilot ECCE programme in Dar Urban.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide programme leadership on effective markets systems development approaches for privately run [ECD] daycare centres in high-density low income Dar urban setting;
  • Provide programme leadership to improve the quality of ECCE experience for young children attending private daycare centres in high-density low income Dar urban setting;
  • Provide management leadership of strategic partnerships with the Dar Daycare Union (UVIWADA) and government MDAat national and local levels responsible for regulation and supervision of the daycare subsector;
  • Overall responsibility for excellent programme management across implementation, reporting, and finance management.
  • Work closely with the wider Children in Crossfire team providing support as and when required.

For more information, read the FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

This role is considered to present a high-priority rating of safeguarding risk. The role works directly with children/vulnerable adults on a regular basis. In regular contact directly with children/vulnerable adults.

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Method of Application

All applicants are required to complete a Children in Crossfire Application Form and email to: [email protected].

To download the application form CLICK HERE

Closing date for applications: End of day, Wednesday 22nd March 2023. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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