CDD for Education Consultant

Global Partners for Development
  • Location
    Arusha, Tanzania
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 10

Position description

Global Partners has developed an innovative model to measure the impact of community-driven development on specific education indicators in East Africa. Global Partners has been committed to impactful, sustainable, locally led initiatives since the organization’s founding nearly 40 years ago. Today, the same commitments propel us forward in our programmatic vision. The main goal of our new model is to outline Global Partners’ scalable, community-driven development work in the area of education. 

A scalable project is one that can be implemented in the same way in different contexts, while increasing the ratio of impact per dollar invested. Global Partners, however, is in a unique position to create scalable systems that are also authentically community-driven and to test the impacts of these programs. Community-driven development (CDD) gives control of decisions and resources to local communities, who work in partnership with demand-responsive support organizations, like Global Partners, and service providers such as elected local governments, private sector companies, other NGOs, and central government agencies.

Position Available

Global Partners for Development seeks a qualified, committed, intuitive and energetic consultant to support the rollout of its CDD for Education model in East Africa. The Consultant will report to the Director of Programs in the United States and work in partnership with existing Country Coordinators in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The Consultant will live in East Africa from June to December 2017. In December, the contract will be considered for renewal.

Duties include but are not limited to:

·     Coordinate with local and national officials and relevant governmental bodies to ensure the model adheres to policy. 

·     Contribute to the identification and prioritization of areas and school communities in which to rollout the model in partnership with GPFD local coordinators.

·     Assist GPFD staff in the development of meeting and training strategies. 

·     Support GPFD staff in the development and implementation of baseline surveys to inform ongoing research.

·     Oversee facilitators who run community meetings and trainings associated with Global Partners projects in partnership with GPFD Country Coordinators. 

·     Coordinate with existing staff in the Arusha region as well as local engineers and contractors to inform budget creation and project implementation.

·     Provide written and/or verbal reports on a weekly basis to the Director of Programs.

·     Ensure that all projects are purely community-driven and are not influenced by external forces or motivated by elite capture. 

·     Have the ability to listen openly to community needs and local solutions and to teach skills and methodology without influencing project identification directly. 

·     Think with an investigative and analytical mindset when working with partners and communities and also while supporting the development of robust evaluation systems that fully test the CDD for Education model in various contexts.


·    A master’s degree in an applicable field such as international development, international relations, global studies, economic development, statistics, global health, education, etc.;

·     Relevant experience working in a field related to the required duties; 

·     In-depth understanding of project development and evaluation in international contexts; 

·     Effective written and verbal communication skills; 

·     Experience working in partnerships with people from another culture; 

·     Proactive leadership skills;

·     A proven interest in supporting the development of new initiatives.

Application instructions

Submit your CV and cover letter to Amy Holter.

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