The United Republic of Tanzania
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The Department of Social Work trains social workers who can work directly or indirectly as generic practitioners in communities and in various social welfare agencies including public, private, voluntary and non-governmental organizations. It is also envisaged that such training will produce both proactive and reactive social workers who can effectively respond to the newly emerging social problems in the contemporary societies. Through its curricula the department also aims to produce graduates who can self-employ themselves to respond to societal needs.
The Department of Social Work offer training programmes in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam and Kisangara campuses. Programmes offered in Dar es Salaam and Kisangara campuses are Basic Technician Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 4), Technician Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 5), and Ordinary Diploma in Social Work (NTA Level 6). Programmes offered at Kijitonyama campus only are Basic Technician Certificate in Youth and Children (NTA level 4), Higher Diploma in Social Work (NTA Level 7) and Bachelor Degree in Social Work (NTA level 8), and Master Degree in Social Work (NTA Level 9).
William Manyama is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work, at the Institute of Social Work. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a development professional with more than 12 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy. His academic background reflects an interest in understanding the relationship between people and their environment from a spectrum of perspectives. His research interests and areas of expertise include: sociology, social work, social research, social policy, social administration, social welfare services and programmes. He has published notably on: Child welfare and protection, Parenting, Family planning, Family dynamics, Developmental social work, Indigenous and innovative social work models, Gender based violence and violence against children, and Community work, to mention a few. William Manyama is heading the Department of Social Work at the Institute of Social Work. He is a member of the Tender Board at the Institute of Social Work; member of the Faculty Board of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam; member of the Steering Board of Mwananyamala Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Further, William Manyama has a combination of positive attitude and hardworking spirit. Both of which are essential in teaching and undertaking any consultancy and research assignments in diverse contexts.
Dr. Minani Ntahosanzwe is a lecturer at the Institute of Social Work and a Social Worker as well. He has twenty years of teaching experience specialized in the areas of gender, social work practice and field work instruction. He holds a Diploma in Education, from Morogoro Teachers’ College in Tanzania. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, from the Institute of Social Work, in Tanzania; Master’s Degree in Social Work and PhD in Social Work, from the Open University of Tanzania. His areas of interest include gerontology, gender studies and parenting. Dr. Minani has delivered consultancy services in Positive parenting, Gender based violence (GBV), and Guidance and counselling.
Dr. Joyce Elzear Nyoni was appointed the Rector of the Institute of Social Work on the 29th of March, 2019. Previously, she was the Director of Social Sciences at the Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) from 1st April, 2016.
Dr. Nyoni also served as the Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at the University of Dar es Salaam from 2012 to 2015 and has taught at the Department for 16 years.
Dr. Nyoni has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam and has vast experience in the field of Medical Sociology and Anthropology. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS among key populations, Gender Based Violence and Maternal and Child Health in which she has published widely.