Technical Program Officer, Girls Education and Gender Equality Program at Room to Read February, 2022

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Position Overview:

The Program Officer- Technical, GEP is a key role to support the successful design, review, and redesign of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education and Gender Equality Program (GEP) signature and technical assistance models for Kibaha, Chalinze, Handeni and other Districts that will be covered as per GEP strategy 2021-2024.  The Program Officer will primarily be responsible for contextualization, review of program materials and support capacity building related to GEP Signature and technical assistance interventions which focuses on key GEP components of Life Skills Education, Mentoring, Family, School and Community Engagement, Materials support, and Alumnae.  This position also provides technical support for other GEP components and activities, including contributing to overall program development, Government engagement for system level change, guiding program implementation, training, insights for monitoring & evaluation, general planning, and project reporting.  Regular interaction is required with other Room to Read staff, education officials, partners, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.  This position reports to the Manager, Girls Education and Gender Equality Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Oversight

  • Support the Program Manager  to review and contextualize  Girls’ Education Program content and professional learning materials for Tanzania.
  • Assist GEP technical department in the development of GEP blended model for future use.
  • Support Program Manager to improve professional learning materials and conduct trainings to Field Program officers,  and Social Mobilisers  on contextualized program contents.
  •  Provide technical oversight  to Field  Office GEP staff and Social Mobilizers (SMs); including providing on-going capacity building, on-site coaching, and technical support as required to address issues of overall program implementation quality.
  • Participate in  Proposal development for funding various components of the GEP program, as needed.

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting, Documentation

  • Provide technical expertise to the Country Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E) team to support design and refinement of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures used to track progress against planned program outcomes.
  • Participate in development and review of annual program goals and budgets to ensure alignment with organizational strategies and priorities.
  • Monitor and collect feedback/best practices on GEP programs, including conducting regular field visits.
  • Participate in the Annual Budget and Planning processes for the GEP program.
  • Participate in developing Quarter and Annual report on timely basis
  • Participate in the development and submission of Monthly Cash forecast on timely basis
  • Prepare and share technical Program updates and recommendations to the GEP Program to inform program improvement
  • Assist PM on documenting and share best practices with the global audience as needed.
  • Visit project schools as needed for technical support provision to Focal Teachers and or Social Mobilisers.
  • Complete detailed and accurate written reports in a timely manner to Regional and Global Offices as required.
  • Participate in regular all-staff review meetings and any other activities as required to be undertaken to fulfil the objectives of the organization

External Coordination, Advocacy and Networking

  • Support in the development and reviews of Government engagement activities which will result to adoption of Room to Read frameworks into Government system.
  •  Support in the developing and maintain relationships with the Education Partners and stakeholders in supporting Girls Education in Tanzania including representing Room to Read at relevant meetings as needed.
  • Liaise with and explore opportunities for knowledge sharing with NGOs, experts, and institutions involved with girls’ education to inform program improvement and scale up mission.
  • Participate in any other activities, which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.



  • University degree in a related field (Sociology, education, gender, social work, community development).
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience in contextualization (adaptation, translations, design, and training facilitation).
  • Prior experience coaching or supervising others.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people including the Government institutions in Tanzania
  • Desire and ability to spend a quarter or more time traveling and providing direct support to Girls Education Program (Coaching and monitoring)
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Fluency in the local language.
  • English fluency.
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
  • Proven track record of achieving results
  • Report writing experience


Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Application Procedure:

Please visit our website at www.roomtoread.org and click on the “careers” link under about us tab. This will take you to Room to Read’s Career Portal. Click on the See Current Vacancies to find this vacancy, select the vacancy you are interested and click apply to begin the online application process.  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, Women are encouraged to apply. Room to Read is a child safe organization. CLOSING DATE: February 14th, 2022. 


Tanzania – Main – Dar Es Salaam

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

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. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled


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