Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WomenCraft Social Enterprise ,Social Impact Intern in Tanzania



Internship description

WomenCraft is a community-driven social enterprise operating from Ngara, Tanzania.
WomenCraft's mission is to increase economic opportunity in the post-conflict tri-border area of Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi by bringing rural women together, facilitating t
heir growth and connecting their artistry to the global marketplace. Through WomenCraft, over 300 artisans advance themselves, raise stronger, families, stimulate their communities and inspire the world around them.
Position Description: This is an opportunity for you gain hands-on, international experience in social impact work that will make a difference in the lives of rural women in East Africa. WomenCraft creates sustainable livelihoods for women by promoting their traditional skills in the production of fair trade products. Your job will be to ensure that WomenCraft's work create a verifiable social impact in the lives of WomenCraft artisans and villages by building leadership, addressing barriers and measuring change. The Social Impact Intern will also provide administrative support in other functional areas within WomenCraft, thereby gaining exposure to the wider operation and the field of international development.
Expected Projects and Skills Learned:
Work closely with the Social Impact Manager to plan, implement, and monitor projects designed to build women's income and reduce their barriers to participation in the enterprise. These include improving literacy and bringing development solutions, such as improved housing and health. Involve community members throughout to build sustainability.
Assist with planning project goals, measurable outcomes, and implementation time lines for grant applications as well as grants reporting.
Share your Skills with Artisans. As part of the WomenCraft team, you will impart your knowledge of relevant life skills subjects with artisan groups through life skills training sessions. As the Social Impact Intern, you will devise the methodology for sharing/training on the life-skills subjects. Workshop development includes: nutrition, family planning, first aide, hygiene, environmental management, and financial security. Train staff so that your inclusive training techniques are sustainable.
Strengthen artisan leadership. Train leadership committee members so that each leader can capitalize of the strengths of group members to create a strong, more unified, more autonomous group. Work with individual groups to assess and address strengths and weaknesses.
Further WomenCraft's Artisan-centered approach. Look for avenues in which WomenCraft can further its mission of strengthening artisan management of WomenCraft.
Cross-cultural Teamwork Learn to work successfully across language and cultural barriers by working closely with a team of WomenCraft artisans and staff.
Qualifications:
  • University Degree;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent research, communication, interpersonal, computer and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Demonstrated interest in international/cross-cultural experiences;
  • Ability to be flexible and make contributions as a member of a team;
  • Interest in fair trade, refugees and/or international development

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter through email to resources@womencraft.org and indicate dates of availability. The position is expected to begin late April 2015. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

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