Monday, December 12, 2016

help2kids,Children's Home and Nursery Coordinator Jobs in Tanzania



Closing date: 16 Dec 2016
Children's Home & Nursery Coordinator
help2kids is looking for a motivated candidate for the role of Children's Home & Nursery Coordinator. Gain great experience working with a small NGO in Tanzania!
help2kids is a young, dynamic Swiss-based NGO operat
ing in Africa. Our objective is to give some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Malawi access to the basic necessities that all children deserve; education, food, healthcare, shelter, and a loving family environment so that they can break out of the cycle of poverty and live happy, productive lives. We believe in the power of education and the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids NOW!
help2kids operates several diverse projects in Lifuwu, a small village in Malawi and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. In Malawi, we support a government primary school, a nursery and day care program, and a medical center. In Tanzania, we run a Children's Home, a primary school, support a nursery school, and have a Health Project. At all of our projects, international volunteers and local staff work together to create an environment that will allow children to thrive.
We are currently seeking a Children's Home & Nursery Coordinator to help manage our Children's Home and nursery school in Tanzania. This is a great position for someone who is passionate about improving children's lives and wants to be an active member of the lives of the 31 wonderful children living at our Children's Home.
To learn more about us, please visit www.help2kids.org.
Tasks
Children's Home
  • Continually work with staff to create a happy, productive, value-based home environment for the children
  • Work closely with Children's Home Manager and staff to ensure adherence to schedule, cleanliness, and rules, and report weekly to the help2kids Field Manager
  • Participate in the children's daily routine and lives – help with homework, cleaning, bedtime preparation, etc.
  • Interact with the children and work to continuously improve the quality of their lives though creative programming, support, and love
  • Run study hall and oversee volunteer tutoring sessions with children
  • Arrange schedule and activities for children while on school holidays
  • Keep records of children's grades, progress, health issues, etc.
  • Help with staff development - basic computer training, workshops, etc.
  • Keep the resources and donations organized
  • Assist with other administrative tasks, as requested
Kunduchi Nursery School
  • Oversee the nursery school project, maintain a nursery school curriculum, and work with Tanzanian manager and the volunteers to implement
  • Interact and work with volunteers in order to implement educational activities and classes
Qualifications
Things we are looking for in the ideal candidate:
  • Fluency in English (Additional languages - Swahili, German, and / or French - preferred)
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • A passion for working with children and youth
  • Ability to work with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to chip in where needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers
  • Be willing to live on-site at the Children's Home in an en-suite room shared by another staff member
  • Be willing to work odd hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Participate in the children's lives in a positive way and set a good example through your behavior at all times
  • Previous experience working with children required
  • Commitment of one year required
  • Previous development experience preferred
  • Previous experience living in Africa preferred
  • University degree required
How to apply:
Send your cover letter and CV to application@help2kids.org by the closing date. Please mention Children's Home & Nursery Coordinator Position in the subject field. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in the position. NO PHONE CALLS.
Please mention your available start date in your cover letter.
Application deadline December 16, 2016

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