Sunday, May 17, 2020

Team Leader (DFID Shule Bora) at KPMG


KPMG and a consortium of partners is preparing to tender for Managing Agent services on a new DFID-funded primary education programme in Tanzania, Shule Bora.

KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, which include Advisory, Tax and Audit. KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) team employs full-time experienced development experts across Africa and on globally run programmes worldwide. In Tanzania, KPMG IDAS is a respected programme and fund manager with extensive experience in building development partnerships between private and public entities, civil society organisations and local communities; we work effectively with a wide range of clients, from global development organisations to entrepreneurial start- ups within Tanzania and across Africa.

The Shule Bora Programme

Shule Bora is DFID Tanzania’s new flagship programme to improve the quality of pre-primary and primary education for girls and boys in Tanzania. The Shule Bora Business Case sets out an ambition to reach all 11.5 million girls and boys in government pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania through Payment for Results (PforR) financing to the Government of Tanzania (GoT), with additional focussed support to 4.4 million children in government pre-primary and primary schools in 9 regions of Tanzania through testing, adapting and delivering interventions at scale, which will enable the achievement of education sector ‘Payment for Results’ targets. There are four outcomes: improving learning outcomes for all children, improving transition rates to secondary schools for girls, preventing physical and sexual violence in and around schools, and helping children with disabilities access quality education.

The Managing Agent (MA) is expected to provide the following services:

Job Brief

As the Managing Agent Team Leader, the post-holder will provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the programme.  S/he is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of programme results, while ensuring proper oversight to implementation processes and effective systems for monitoring, learning and results reporting.  S/he will provide strategic thinking on how to work within the political economy of Tanzania, respond to DFID’s emerging priorities, and contribute to wider learning about inclusive pre-primary and primary education. Heading up a Managing Agent team of at least 20 national and international staff, as well as a number of technical and implementation partners, the Team Leader is the main point of contact for DFID. S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the heads of government institutions and other Shule Bora stakeholders, and be able to communicate the programme’s distinctive contribution convincingly to a range of different audiences.

The Team Leader will be based in Dodoma and will report to the KPMG in Tanzania International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) Partner.

Responsibilities Technical and Strategic Leadership

Programme Management: Delivering and Reporting Results

Financial Management

Capacity Development


Networking, Representation, Relationship Building and Communications


This is a senior position which requires outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and organisational,  team-building and representational skills.




KPMG is pleased to be able to offer a competitive package to the right candidate, which will include:  health insurance, annual flights, and annual leave plus public holidays.

To submit an application please send a current CV and 2 page cover letter to   The deadline for applications is midnight on 2nd June 2020.

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