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New Job Vacancies At Tanzania Children's Fund, June 2020- Ajira360tz.com


Founded by India Howell and Peter Leon Mmassy in 2004, the Rift Valley Children’s Village operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Fund (TCF) and is a loving and permanent home to 100 children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Our social workers serve as role models and mentors to 40 teenagers living at the Rift Valley Children’s Village, helping guide them in their development at a critical stage in their lives. This internship will be focused primarily on working with the adolescents of RVCV to assist and build our social work capacity. This role will provide direct support to the social work department by developing lesson plans and activities targeting our children’s core needs. All activities will be aimed to support our teenagers through formal and informal mentoring and by providing a positive intellectual, emotional, and social living environment for them to develop as good citizens and to position them for future personal, educational and professional success.


1. JOB TITLE: Microfinance Development Manager

Start Date: November 2020

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and flexible individual with excellent interpersonal skills to manage the implementation and development of new Microfinance initiatives to ensure economic development in the community. This position will be based at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV), which operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Fund and is home to 100 orphaned children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This position will manage and support the program’s current portfolio of women empowerment initiatives to ensure their constant growth, improve production capacity, and maintain a strong demand for products.

The duties of the Microfinance Development Manager include, but are not limited to:
▪︎ Identify the best locally sourced materials, while ensuring the high quality and uniqueness of products
▪︎ Forecast ordering of materials and look for new suppliers and best prices periodically
▪︎ Re-structure margin analysis and update cost sheets as needed
▪︎ Oversee and update gift shop inventory and re-order as needed
▪︎ Inform volunteers and visitors about the Microfinance department and its initiatives
▪︎ Maintain accurate record of sales, expenses, cash-on-hand and bank accounts for monthly bookkeeping to Microfinance Director
▪︎ Process sales through EFD machine and maintain accurate revenue records for the Tanzania Revenue Authority
▪︎ Meet weekly with the different women empowerment groups to assess quality, product orders, and handle payments
▪︎ Identify potential new skills and trainings that could be introduced to new members of the community
▪︎ Identify trainers and costs for possible re-trainings of certain groups
▪︎ Maintain active communication with current partnerships to secure a strong demand for products
▪︎ Visit shops and lodges periodically to establish new partnerships
▪︎ Secure participation at the Arusha Community Christmas Fair, the Kili-Karibu Tourism and Industry Fair, and other trade fairs in Tanzania
▪︎ Identify potential outlet opportunities to enter U.S. markets (fairs, trunk shows, online stores)
▪︎ Update communications and marketing materials and platforms while collaborating with the Digital Media and Sponsorship Coordinator
▪︎ Introduce a series of personal and professional development workshops and trainings for Microfinance clients and staff members
▪︎ Collaborate with loan officers during monthly client trainings to help develop financial literacy
▪︎ Provide support to Microfinance staff in the collection of repayment
▪︎ Collaborate with Microfinance staff in the design and implementation of the Impact Survey report
▪︎ Maintain a clear vision and detailed progress reports for all Microfinance initiatives and activities
▪︎ Identify potential funding opportunities for future Microfinance initiatives
▪︎ Participate in activities at the Rift Valley Children’s Village and engage with the community as requested
▪︎ Prepare program through capacity development for transition to local leadership

Essential Qualifications:
▪︎ Bachelor’s degree required
▪︎ Strict minimum commitment of 2 years required
▪︎ Experience in program management, sales, or business development preferred
▪︎ Proficiency in Swahili preferred but not required
▪︎ Candidate must be outgoing, friendly, easygoing, and patient with all types of personalities coming from all walks of life, as well as open-minded to different experiences and cultures
▪︎ Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
▪︎ Initiative driven and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
▪︎ Team oriented and collaborative
▪︎ Ability to thrive living in a very beautiful but rural setting in Africa
▪︎ Must love kids! You will be living and working on a campus home to 100 children!
▪︎ Experience living abroad for six months or more is helpful but not required
▪︎ Sense of humor and positive attitude

This is a paid position, with a competitive monthly stipend
▪︎ $2,000 airfare allowance/year
▪︎ Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, work internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed. Please note that our benefits package is designed to support one individual.
▪︎ Health insurance for term of service
▪︎ One-month annual leave per year of commitment

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2. JOB TITLE: Youth Work Intern

Job duties:
▪︎ Plan and teach character development lessons using resources at RVCV;
▪︎ Assist the social work staff in developing and supervising team-building and reflective activities for all teenagers at RVCV;
▪︎ Assist social work staff in developing, monitoring and evaluating a village-wide discipline policy:
▪︎ Communicate all discipline-related issues and concerns to the social work staff;
▪︎ Implement and enforce discipline policy;
▪︎ Develop resource materials and programs relating to discipline for volunteers and staff to reference and use;
▪︎ When possible, work to develop preventative programs pertaining to discipline;
▪︎ Develop relationships, through counseling and mentorship, with the teenagers at RVCV under the supervision of the social work staff;
▪︎ Live in an older kids’ house and offer supervision and support in the evenings and on weekends;
▪︎ Work with the social work staff to supervise and plan activities for all teenagers at RVCV during school breaks, including developing, tracking, and monitoring the secondary and post-secondary school kids’ working program;
▪︎ Conduct career and college interest surveys with secondary school students and graduates;
▪︎ Assist kids with internship and job searches

Support Offered:
▪︎ Full Room and Board at the Rift Valley Children’s Village, including your own bedroom and bathroom, three full meals per day, housekeeping and laundry assistance and transport to Karatu, as needed
▪︎ Assistance with residence permit application process and scheduling of in-country transport
▪︎ Health Clinic on site, plus emergency evacuation insurance provided through TCF

You will be joining a tight-knit community of locals and volunteers from around the world, committed to the mission and values of TCF, as well as a dynamic team of professionals who approach challenges with humor and find creative solutions

▪︎ Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM [Please note that due to the nature of this work, you may be asked to assist with RVCV activities outside of these hours]

Start date as soon as possible; six month to one year commitment preferred

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