Office & Accounts Manager for School/NGO in Rural Tanzania, with Stipend


Cause Areas

When

Fri Jan 06, 2017 - Fri Jun 30, 2017

Where

Red Sweater ProjectMto wa Mbu, Arusha N/ATZ

Red Sweater Project operates Mungere Secondary School in Tanzania.

About

Would you like to have an office job that gets you out of the office?

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates The Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for an Office & Accounts Manager to manage the financial, administrative and human resource operations of the organization and The Mungere 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.

Employment Periods January 6 - June 30, 2017 (6 months)* OR
June 1 - December 15, 2017 (6 months)*
*6-month minimum commitment, 1 yr preferred

Stipend USD $300 per month living stipend

+ free accommodation, orientation and training

Responsibilities

  • Manage School and Organizational accounting and record-keeping
  • Assist with human resource duties, including payroll
  • Support Tanzanian staff and international volunteer program
  • Coordinate School visitations, including liaising with partners and donors
  • Engage Mungere students and/or community members in discussions and projects designed to develop entrepreneurship
  • Communications with staff and volunteers in U.S. and Tanzania
  • Contributions to newsletter and fundraising materials


Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year experience in office administration and accounting
  • Previous experience with bookkeeping or accounting software (preferably Quickbooks or other cloud-based accounting software)
  • 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

To Apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

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 the country 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.

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Office Management
  • Accounting
  • Donor Management
  • Human Resources Assistance

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week

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