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31 Aug 2023

Director of Education Services at Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)

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Job Description


The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) and Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) to coordinate and strengthen the delivery of health and education services by member churches in Tanzania. CSSC coordinates a network of more than 900 church-owned health facilities, the majority of which are rural-based, contributing nearly 14% of all health facilities in Tanzania, and 1000 Church-based education institutions providing 10% of all education services offered in Tanzania.

For over 30 years, CSSC has managed to position itself as the trusted government partner in im-plementing innovative solutions that create positive impacts on the community through the deliv-ery of quality health and education services. CSSC supports Church institutions in delivering quali-ty social services to all people regardless of colour, race and faith; and also promotes the expansion of health, education and other social services throughout Tanzania.

In view of the above, CSSC is now seeking applications from highly qualified, well-experienced, competent, and motivated persons to fill the position of Director of Education Services:

Position Details
Job title: Director of Education Services (DES)
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Location: Dar es Salaam
Job Summary:
Head of the Education Department, under the supervision of the Executive Director. Responsible for the overall performance of CSSC Education service areas to ensure that CSSC contributes to the improvement of accessibility and quality education in the churches and public in general by engaging in dialogue with key stakeholders in Education sector. Ensure that appropriate policies, laws and directives are in place and adhered; initiating and implementing programmes, provide leadership and supervise various program/projects operations and reporting, including compliance with donor regulations/procedures, local policies, laws and regulations; monitoring the trends on the provision of education services by CSSC and the member church facilities; establish and maintains excellent working relationships with counterparts within Church member facilities, Ministry of Education, Development Partners and other local and International partner organizations to ensure effective networking, collaboration, and coordination of CSSC, national and regional programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the department participates effectively or initiates dialogue in formulating national education policies, laws and directives.
Monitor and provide a report(s) on effectiveness and the adherence of the stakeholders, i.e. Government and church institutions, to the policies, laws and directives.
Monitor the trend in providing education services by the churches and the Government and give feedback to the relevant authorities.
Lead the department to develop programmes for improving financing, coordination, and planning in improving accessibility and quality of education services.
Ensure that the department provides technical support to the Church Education facilities.
Promote horizontal learning by organizing periodic meetings with Key stakeholders with the churches, Government, Development Partners and NGOs with similar objectives.
Form partnerships with the Government, Development partners and NGOs with similar objectives as well as among the churches in improving accessibility and quality of education services.
Prepare and implement strategic plans, quarterly, semi and annual plans, budgets and reports.
Ensure that staff Appraisal is undertaken in the department and report(s) is/are submitted to the human resource officer as per CSSC Human Resource Manual.
Ensure that information and directives are acted upon and disseminated within the department.
Ensure that a departmental meeting is held at least once a month, and you will be responsible for chairing it.
Ensure that all relevant data on the provision of education services are in place and updated from time to time.
Oversee day-to-day operations, working under limited supervision and supervising the use of Department funds.
Carry out such other duties and responsibilities


A Master’s degree in Education or a related field is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

At least five years of working experience in the Education sector from both public and private sectors, including FBO
Experience in leadership positions, project planning and managerial positions
The ability to set a vision for education services and inspire others to work towards that vision
The ability to develop and implement a strategic plan for education services that aligns with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.
The ability to assess the effectiveness of educational programs and services and make data-driven decisions to improve them.
The ability to manage budgets for education services, including identifying funding sources, allocating resources, and monitoring expenses.
The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, such as church facility owners, relevant ministry, donors and community
Project management skills,
Supervisory skills,
Good communication skills.


Fluency in Kiswahili and English (spoken and written)

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Ability to Travel: 50-60% of his/her time.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; if you are not contacted within two weeks after the deadline of this advert, consider yourself unsuccessful.
Any application sent later than the mentioned date and time will not be considered.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Closing Date : 10th September, 2023.

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