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Twaweza is hiring: Director, Programs and Services

Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? Do you like to push the envelope, take thoughtful risks, innovate, get things done and make change happen in East Africa? Then we are looking for you!

Twaweza is looking for Director, Programs and Services

You will be responsible for the overall success and effectiveness of Twaweza What Works Programs and Services in East Africa. Primary responsibilities include developing, promoting and monitoring Programs and Services standards; providing technical support and quality assurance; overall planning, management and reporting; supporting and overseeing national efforts; coordinating regional efforts; communication and support with fundraising.

As a director, you will serve as a key member of the Leadership/Senior Management Team and foster organizational coherence, unit, values, mission, and morale across Twaweza in East Africa. You will lead by example by demonstrating the values, principles, and spirit we seek to foster, and serve as a motivating force for staff, colleagues and partners. You will normally serve as the Officer in Charge in the absence of the Executive Director.

Overall qualifications 

  1. A Master’s degree in a relevant field required, a PhD preferred;
  2. Minimum 12 years relevant work experience, preferably in East Africa.
  3. Keen understanding of East Africa wide political and social dynamic, in particular, related to basic education and open government.
  4. Strong analytical and conceptual capacity, and ability to translate these into program development.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to, copy to including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.  

Deadline: On 17th September, Sunday 



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