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Staff Profile

Prof Mwabless Malila - Professor

Area of Expertise

Social Science Research Methods; Education Development Planning; Youth Unemployment and Development; Curriculum Development, Teaching and Assessment Methods; Population and Environment ; Child labour, Child rights and protection.

Work Experience

Mwabless Malila is currently an Associate Professor  at the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), Dodoma-Tanzania. He holds a Ph.D. in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture; Master Degree in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture and  Bachelor of Arts with Education from University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds Ordinary Diploma in Education from Korogwe Teachers’ College. Before employment at IRDP, he worked in the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) as a secondary school teacher and as an assistant lecturer at Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) Dar es Salaam campus. Mwabless Malila has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals covering social sciences; education, child labour, technology adoption and renewable energy. He has also carried out research and consultancies across the country (Tanzania). He has supervised many undergraduate and post graduate students in research projects leading to dissertations production. Under Competence Based Education Training (CBET) system he engages in teaching several modules both undergraduate and postgraduate students: The modules include Applied social science research methods for Bachelor degree students; Research Methodology for Master degree students; Population and Education Development Planning for Bachelor degree students, Youth Unemployment and Development Planning for Bachelor degree students, and Child rights and development for Ordinary Diploma students.  At IRDP Mwabless Malila also served  as Registrar of Students (2019-2023), Headed the Institute’s Quality Assurance and Control Unit (2011-2019), Institute’s examinations coordinator (2004-2005), Chairperson Academic staff evaluation team (2006), Chairperson of the Institutes Board of Survey (2017). Facilitated Preparation of IRDP Quality Assurance and Control Policy (2013 & 2021), Facilitated development and review of the IRDP Students Guidelines for Dissertation writing 2005, 2013 and 2023. Curriculum development (Master Degree in Population Studies)-Institute of Rural Development Planning-Dodoma. Facilitated Preparation of IRDP Anticorruption Policy 2017. Reviewed curriculum for Bachelor Degree in Population and Development planning, Facilitated preparation of the IRDP Client Service Charter (2018), and Prepared the Institute’s Quality Management Plan in 2020. 

Professional Skills

  • Wide experience (since 1993) teaching and education management
  • Wide knowledge in rural development and rural transformation issues
  • Effective in writing research proposals
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in variables measurement and preparation of data collection tools
  • Wide knowledge of planning and executing research projects 
  • Extensive knowledge in integrating population variables into development plan
  • Wide knowledge of education planning and management
  • Wide knowledge in data processing, cleaning and verification
  • Effective in data analysis and Presentation techniques 
  • Good command of Word Processing, Electronic Spread sheet (Excel), Statistical Data Processing & Analysis  (IBM – SPSS Statistics)  

Research and academic Interests

Main research and academic interests are on rural development and rural transformation, education, Household income variation, Worst forms of child labour, child marriage, child rights, domestic violence, and Population and environment