Friday, February 13, 2015

Red Sweater Project ,Office Manager for NGO and Rural School in Tanzania



Job description

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The non-profit organization operates Mungere Secondary School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.
The Volunteer Program at Red Sweater Project connects like-minded people from around the globe with communities in rural Tanzania to bring about long-term change in areas where infrastructure and lack of social services inhibits children from gaining an education. We work together to drive positive change and make an impact. You have the power to be a chan
ge-maker. Here is your opportunity.
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Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for an Office Manager to manage the financial, administrative and human resource operations of the organization and Mungere Secondary School.
The Office Manager will coordinate the daily functions of the organizational office in Tanzania, communicate with operations in the United States, and provide administrative support for administrative and school operations.
Volunteer Period
  • May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016 (preferred candidate able to serve for 1 year)
  • Living Stipend available DOE
Responsibilities
  • Accounting, recordkeeping, human resources and payroll (MUST have experience with accounting programming/software. See Qualifications.)
  • Communications with staff and volunteers in U.S. and Tanzania
  • Manage and support Tanzanian staff and international volunteer program
  • Coordinate and support visitors, including partners and donors
  • Engage Mungere students and/or community members in discussions and projects designed to develop entrepreneurship
  • Contributions to newsletter and fundraising materials
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4-year university degree in accounting, economics, finance, business or related field
  • Experience in office administration and accounting
  • MUST be proficient in accounting programming/software (e.g. Quickbooks, Freshbooks, Sage, Xero, Bill.com, Kashoo, etc.)
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and passion
  • Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad a plus
  • Interest in Tanzania's indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
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How We Pitch In:
  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing (communal)
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions
How You Pitch In:
  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses ($300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, visas, and immunizations
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer safety policy
Work With a Side of Adventure
As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania's scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people.
Mungere Village is nestled in Africa's Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.
Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

How to apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org. Find all current volunteer openings at: www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

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