School Improvement Project Officer at So They Can | March 2024

March 19, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

So They Can is looking for a passionate, action-oriented team player to join our Tanzania team as School Improvement Project Officer.As the School Improvement Project Officer, you will invest your technical skills and proven experience into helping So They Can Tanzania coordinate all School Improvements projects in our partner schools, in collaboration with all key stakeholders.So They Can’s School Improvements project exists to improve school infrastructure, enabling children to receive quality education in safe, equipped learning environments. In Tanzania, the project collaborates with the Babati District Council, Wards and Village Councils and communities to build and renovate existing classrooms, construct toilets and changing rooms, drill water boreholes to ensure a sustainable supply of clean water, and provide other learning resources, such as desks, tables and chairs for students and teachers.


  • School Renovation and Construction Works:
  • Coordinate all School Improvement projects in So They Can partner schools, in collaboration with all key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the Community contributions towards projects in a timely manner.
  • Prepare Schedule of Works for each project, supervise and ensure timely completion of all projects within approved budgets and quality standards.
  • Ensure timely reporting of all projects.
  • Be the link between So They Can and Stakeholders (including local authorities, communities, and the school), always maintaining a good relation.
  • Identify infrastructure needs of all program schools and prepare costs for So They Can, as part of meeting our Sustainability Model.
  • Other Projects:
  • Identify need, and coordinate implementation of other School improvement projects.
  • Review and ensure that all activities are within the approved Annual Activity plan for the School Improvement projects.
  • Other Duties:
  • Support the Child Protection Policy dissemination at the School and community level.
  • Support timely collection of monthly data reports using available tools.
  • Reporting:
  • Provide timely information and photos/ videos/ impact stories from the projects as will be requested from time to time.
  • Participate in meetings with potential partners to share your expertise.
  • Use the organisation MEL system to report on implementation of all your activities on a timely basis.
  • Prepare a lesson learnt report from each project to help improve in future projects
  • Administration Work:
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings in a timely manner and provide updates.


  • Commitment to safeguard and protect Children
  • Commitment to So They Can Vision and Mission
  • Minimum two years of relevant technical skills and experience on construction works, and/or quantity survey
  • Graduate degree in civil engineering or quantity surveyor, or relevant field of study
  • Experience working with children is an added advantage
  • Experience working with Government funded projects is an added advantage
  • Knowledge, skills and/or experience in community engagement
  • Competent in use of computer programs for reporting including Word and Excel. Understanding of other tools is an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili

NB: So They Can is an equal opportunity employer. If you are fit for the position, we encourage you to apply through this link.

Deadline: Friday 22 March, 2023 at 23h59 GMT+3. NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted.