Farm Manager & Researcher for Maasai School in rural Tanzania


Cause Areas

When

Sat Sep 15, 2018 08:00 AM - Sat Dec 15, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

Red Sweater ProjectMto wa Mbu, Arusha TZ
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About

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.

As a rural institution, the Mungere School manages its own on-campus farm to provide a sustainable and nutritious meal program for students. The program currently serves over 240 meals daily and will grow to serve over 650 meals daily at full capacity. The position will supervise one assistant, coordinate work parties, research local practices while exploring both modern and proven farming techniques, and manage the 21,000 sq. ft farm.

Volunteer Periods

September 15, 2018 - December 15, 2018 (3 months)


Responsibilities

  • Supervise, direct and coordinate worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, fertilizer application, harvesting and record-keeping
  • Analyze program need and conditions to determine crop and acreage allocation and coordinate activity
  • Conduct research and liaise with local agricultural institutions to determine best sustainable practices
  • Maintain records information, such as production, farm management practices, oversee stock and prepare financial and operational reports
  • Determine procedural changes in allocation, product use and storage for greater efficiency and accuracy
  • Purchase, inspect and maintain equipment
  • Enforce safety regulations and oversee proper farm to table food handling

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years work experience in farm management with a demonstrated passion for agricultural development
  • Agricultural research experience; apiary skills a plus
  • Strong data analysis skills and record-keeping
  • Experience traveling, working/living abroad
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service
Other Details
  • Minimum 3-month commitment
  • Shared housing available
  • Stipend available depending on experience
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training options available)
  • We do not charge program fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs
  • Work, With A Side of ADVENTURE

    As you experience life in a remote tribal 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.

    How To Apply

    Submit current CV/resum? and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

Skills

  • Program Management
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 5 months
  • Government ID

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