RISE Tanzania is hiring!

Twaweza is an ambitious initiative, started in 2009, working on enabling citizens to exercise agency, promoting governments to be more open and responsive, and improving basic learning for children in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

Twaweza is hiring immediately for a Dar es Salaam-based Program Associate on the RISE Tanzania Research Project. The position offers the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in the field of global education.

RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) is an ambitious multi-country research program that seeks to answer the question, “What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning at scale in developing countries?” RISE aims to broaden the evidence base on education systems, with the ultimate goal of improving learning outcomes. The Programme is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

RISE’s work is Tanzania is led by the Tanzania Country Research Team (CRT), a group of 12 expert researchers from Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, Twaweza, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, The University of Virginia, MIT and the World Bank. 

Roles and Responsibilities

The RISE Tanzania Program Associate is responsible for managing CRT’s research and engagement activities in Tanzania.

The Program Associate will work closely with members of the RISE Tanzania Country Research Team and Senior Program Manager to execute a variety of tasks related to research management, policy outreach and stakeholder engagement. Although a Twaweza staff member, the Program Associate will receive direction from and collaborate closely with all members of the Country Research Team. The Program Associate will report to the RISE Tanzania Senior Program Manager, Shardul Oza at Georgetown University copying James Habyarimana. 

The PA’s duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Manage, supervise and oversee data collection activities, including a large-scale baseline survey in early 2019;
  2. Develop survey instruments and lead study piloting;
  3. Conduct preliminary data analysis using a statistical software package (STATA, R);
  4. Ensure data quality through high-frequency checks;
  5. Manage relations with government, stakeholders and research partners;
  6. Conduct supervisory and/or training travel to research project sites;
  7. Organize stakeholder meetings and conferences; draft meeting summary reports
  8. Coordinate logistics for CRT visits and regular team conference calls


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Education or similar (Master’s preferred)
  • Familiarity with social science research, particularly impact evaluation methods.
  • Experience coordinating or managing field-based research in developing countries
  • Excellent analytical, team management, and communications (verbal, written and interpersonal) skills;
  • Ability to effectively interact with public, private, and civil society leaders;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Kiswahili (preferred)
  • Prior experience working in Tanzania (preferred)
  • Knowledge of STATA or similar statistical software package (preferred)


For more information read the full Job Description here. 

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