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School Accelerator program Assistant Full-time Job

Jul 29th, 2022 at 13:35   Other   Arusha   43 views Reference: 172
Job Details

Position: Programme Assistant

Reporting to: Franchise Lead (Direct)

Location: Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania

Contract: Full-time paid position

Term: 1-year

About the role, We are looking for a Programme Assistant to support in the design and roll out of our school accelerator programme. The aim of the pilot programme is to understand how the Silverleaf model can help to improve the management and learning outcomes in non-government pre- and primary schools in Tanzania. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible individual, with a passion for education, to support in all stages of the pilot development and roll out. You’ll work closely with our Franchise Lead and Programme Officer, and assist other Silverleaf staff to make sure the programme is implemented effectively and that we are able to learn as much as possible about how our school model can be adapted to improve educational quality across the country.


Programme Toolkit Design

Systematically map existing SLA and partner tools against those required for the programme, and identify gaps

Adapt, translate and edit tools and templates to fit programme purpose

Organize tools in shared folders, ensuring file naming is consistent and tools are accessible.

School Recruitment

Systematically map all private pre- and primary schools across Tanzania’s northern region

Gather basic, high-level data on schools identified and create database to store findings

Use data to identify 40 priority/high-potential schools for the second cohort of the School

Accelerator Programme

Visit schools and use site visit guide to gather additional information and conduct due diligence check

Organize phone interviews with school management and Silverleaf School Accelerator Team

Organize and coordinate site visits to short-listed schools

Monitoring and Evaluation

Utilize tools to effectively gather baseline data

Enter data into MEL Tracker in a timely manner Support PO to collect data during programme delivery

Content Delivery

Support PO in delivery of soft and hard copy documents to participating schools

Support PO in coordination and facilitation of in-person training sessions

Support in development of content e.g., formatting documents, assisting in creation of training videos etc.


Ensure Silverleaf Team are kept up-to-date with progress via Slack

Share ideas and suggestions for ways to improve the pilot content/delivery

Social Media & Marketing

Generate content for social media in the form of short, catchy posts, pictures, or short videos based on programme activities

Inform Social Media manager of upcoming activities, and other notable events throughout the year which align with programme objectives and values

Draft blog posts, newsletters and other promotional materials as required


At least 2 years of experience in project/programme implementation, preferably concerning education or social interventions

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, or another related field

Sound understanding of the Tanzanian education system

Have a high standard of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Be highly organized! There are a lot of different elements to this pilot programme and you will need to keep up with many different activities at once

Be experienced in building relationships with stakeholders

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Drive (including Google Docs)

Be passionate about quality education and supporting children


Experience teaching or working directly with children

Experience in data collection following research protocols

Experience using Slack

Familiarity of the Tanzanian education system

Be experienced in building relationships with stakeholders

How to apply

Please apply for this position by:

  1. Sending your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Program Assistant’ clearly stated. (All applications should be in English).
  2. Application should also include a link to a video of maximum 2 minutes (120 seconds) with a short personal introduction and explanation of your interest in the role and joining the team.
  3. Wait and we will get back to you within 3 business days
Company Description
About Silverleaf AcademySilverleaf believes that quality education should be accessible to every child. We know education helps level the playing field. We are attempting to build Tanzania's first group of affordable primary schools, educating children aged 3-14.Our mission is to provide lower-middle income urban families with the highest quality education possible at the most affordable price. Silverleaf schools deploy a tablet-based curriculum inside every classroom, and adopt an innovative team teaching and in-service training approach.Our schools are designed to combat widespread student underperformance typically seen within highly resource constrained Tanzanian schools. It is our promise to our students and their parents that Silverleaf students will not leave without full mastery of the basic skills of writing, reading and counting, whilst also being prepared for a world where critical thinking, team collaboration, and entrepreneurship are paramount.Silverleaf currently operates 2 campuses, in Zanzibar and Usa River, as well as supporting the launch of a new accelerator program for schools positioned to eventually support 10s-100s of existing primary schools.