The Education Quality Improvement Programme for English Language Education in Tanzania is a four-year, DFID-funded project targeting better learning outcomes at basic education level. It is managed by the British Council in Tanzania, and is being implemented in government teacher training colleges throughout the country. 

The project has been running for 18 months and focuses on improving college tutors’ English skills, training them to be competent at teaching their subjects in English, and increasing their use of a variety of teaching tools through training and mentoring. The project provides a framework for teacher training college management teams to support tutors’ professional development and their role in supporting student teachers.

The main outcome of the project will be to improve student capacity by improving the quality of teaching at primary and secondary levels, with a specific focus on English for Communication, in particular teaching through the medium of English. It supports teacher training college staff preparing student teachers to work in schools. It will address the specific need for future secondary school teachers to be confident and competent in their use of English as a teaching medium, integrated with the teaching skills they require to operate effectively.

Applicants must be experienced teacher trainers with at least three years’ experience of teacher training in a state sector context. Experience of working in an English medium of instruction context is desirable.

Apply by: 14 July 2014

Start date: 1 September 2014

End date: 30 November 2014