Monday, May 4, 2015

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania ,Activities Coordinator Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania



Volunteer Opportunity description

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is looking for a qualified candidate to coordinate and manage the extra-curricular activities programs at a rural secondary school in Tanzania, including
after-school activities, academic competitions, field trips and other extra-curricular experiences.
This is an incredible opportunity for a self-starter excited to manage a high-quality activities program as part of the holistic education model that makes Orkeeswa School unique. IEFT is a non-profit, community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable educational opportunities to an underserved population of youth in rural Tanzania.
IEFT operates the Orkeeswa School, a secondary school populated by motivated students and a welcoming and dedicated team of international volunteers and local staff. Join our incredible team and empower students to make a real difference for themselves and their communities.
Job Description:
As the Activities Coordinator, you will work closely with the Student Coordinator to create dynamic, impactful extra-curricular experiences for Orkeeswa's students. Specifically, expectations include:
  • After-school activities - coordinate and organize daily after-school activities for all students and teaching staff.
  • Events - plan, organize and implement competitive and non-competitive events such as Spelling Bee, Math Contest, etc. This also includes organizing competitions at other schools and overseeing field trips.
  • School activities - plan and organize school fun days such as Orkeeswa Idol, Scavenger Hunt, etc.
  • Clubs - organize and oversee weekly after-school clubs, including monitoring club effectiveness and ensuring participation of all students and staff.
In addition to these specific responsibilities, the Activities Coordinator is expected to be part of a dynamic team of Tanzanian and western staff, being involved in school events, activities and projects throughout their term with Orkeeswa School.
The Activities Coordinator must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people, be effective and flexible under pressure, and represent IEFT, its mission and initiatives. It is a position in which you can use your creativity and develop your skills while gaining experience with an emerging grassroots program. It is very important that you are able to work independently and take initiative and ownership, as well collaborate as a strong team member.
In addition to the responsibilities of the position, it is important that you have the willingness and ability to be flexible and to cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country. Applicants must be able to live and work with little or no running water, unreliable electricity and a lack of Western amenities.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Organizational Leadership or other relevant degree or experience
  • Ability to multi-task and organize people and things well
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Previous experience in managing and coordinating extra-curricular activities
  • A minimum 1-year commitment is preferred, starting as soon as possible.
Important personal qualities:
  • Flexibility
  • Autonomy
  • Motivation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative
By working together with IEFT staff and volunteers, you will benefit from a real sense of global solidarity, lasting friendships, and the life changing impact of such a unique and meaningful experience.
You will gain a deeper insight into a different culture and experience things that broaden your perspectives. Many volunteers and staff choose to spend their free time exploring some of East Africa's treasures, including safaris on the Serengeti Plain, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiking the Ngorongoro Crater, or relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. Experience Tanzania's diverse indigenous cultures and traditions, distinct wildlife and breathtaking scenery!
There is no program fee to volunteer with IEFT, however candidates are required to cover their own expenses to get to Tanzania and while living in Tanzania, including round-trip airfare, the required Visa and processing fees ($1100 USD) and regular living expenses (food, travel, etc.). Volunteers that commit to at least one year are eligible for our stipend program; please inquire for more details. All volunteers are provided with shared housing.
IEFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania. IEFT empowers children to positively transform their own lives, and improve their communities.

How to apply

Send resume, cover letter and list of references to volunteer@ieftz.org.

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