United Republic of Tanzania: Volunteer at the Rift Valley Children's Village

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Organization Description:

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) is dedicated to improving the lives of marginalized children and the surrounding community in the Karatu region of Northern Tanzania. The Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV) was created in 2003 to provide a loving home and a life of opportunity for orphaned children. It is located high in the hills and coffee plantations beneath the Ngorongoro Crater Rim, where the weather is warm and sunny most of the year. Today, the Children’s Village impacts the lives of more than 100 children. They receive far more than food, clothing, and shelter – each child at the Children’s Village grows up securely knowing that they are loved and that they are an integral part of this unique community. They are not up for adoption; the Children’s Village is their permanent family, nurturing them to grow up to be kind and loving individuals, productive citizens, and future leaders.

Volunteer Experience:

Working and living with the children of RVCV is a fully immersive experience. The children’s love and affection will be one of the most life changing and unforgettable gifts you receive during your time as a volunteer. You are rewarded daily for your efforts – a smile on a child’s face, a group hug from the kids, an appreciative word from other members of the staff. Whatever amount of yourself you choose to give, you will get back tenfold in so many wonderful ways.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Volunteers contribute to all aspects of the Children’s Village and gain a holistic understanding of the vast influence TCF has on the lives of the children living at RVCV, and the communities that surround it. There are opportunities to work with kids of all ages, help in our medical wing, or run extracurricular activities at the Primary and Secondary schools. While it is likely you will be expected to teach a class of children every day, you are not required to have a teaching background. We encourage our volunteers to use the unique skills that they possess to create engaging and fun activities for the kids. Additionally, volunteering at RVCV is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a career in international development and wants to experience living in rural East Africa.

Life at the Village:

We take very good care of our volunteers of here by providing 3 delicious meals cooked for you each day, laundry cleaning, and transportation into town for your days off where we can book lunch and pool days for you at the local safari lodges. We also provide assistance booking safari day trips for volunteers interested in experiencing the local wildlife on their days off. Surrounded by the beautiful Safari parks of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and many more, you will be in a unique setting to experience all that Tanzania has to offer.

Restrictions: If you are interested in volunteering at the Rift Valley Children’s Village, please keep in mind the following requirements:

· We are unable to host volunteers who are under 21 years of age without a chaperone.

· Our minimum length of term for volunteers is 3 weeks. This is a strict requirement as it takes at least three weeks to become accustomed to our routine and develop meaningful relationships with the children.

We are in particular need of volunteers from April to June and September to December each year.

How to apply:

To apply to volunteer at RVCV, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Rose Tobiassen at volunteer@tanzanianchildrensfund.org. You will need to fill out our volunteer application, provide a copy of your resume, sign our release agreement, and provide Volunteer Fees for Room & Board and an Administrative Fee.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Country Representative

Organization: BRAC
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Apr 2017

• Uphold, promote, and apply the core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country
• Lead and supervise the program managers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables and alignment with organizational strategic direction.
• Participate in program development and the writing of project proposals for extension of existing and/or establishment of new programs in host country
• Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of strategic, management and operational reports for the implementation of effective work according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of donors, partner offices and the headquarters
• Supervise managers to ensure regular budget monitoring to be conducted for all programs/ projects
• Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, management and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories and similar activities
• Represent BRAC to foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to local and international media/ audience
• Direct and manage staffing in the country while focusing on developing capabilities appropriate to the strategic and operational needs of projects/programs, needs of both the present and future within the country and create ownership among local staff
• Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy
• Visit projects to advise, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects and follow up on audit findings, risk register and monitoring report
• Analyse continuous impact and effectiveness of existing programs on a national level and adapt accordingly
• Liaise with Advisory Committee Members

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please mention the name of the position, country allied for and AD# 15/17 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Women are encouraged to apply
Country nationals are encouraged to apply
BRAC is an equal opportunity employer

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Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017


Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Creative has been in Tanzania since 2010, and is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated youth entrepreneurship program in Tanzania.

Candidates with prior experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Youth workforce skills development.

  • Youth advocacy.

  • Entrepreneurship services facilitation.

  • Private sector competitiveness and partnerships.

  • Inclusive market system development.

  • Gender empowerment.

  • Communications.

  • Monitoring and evaluation.

General Requirements:
• Degree in economics, business or one of the above stated technical fields.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, international experience with USAID or other international funders preferred.
• Good communication skills – both written and oral.
• Prior experience on USAID and/ international donor programs highly desirable.
• Strong English language skills required.

How to apply:

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail CV and cover letter referring to the position of interest in the email subject line by April 30, 2017: TanzaniaWFD@creative.com. In your email please reference where you saw this ad.
No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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