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Fri Feb 01, 2019 08:00 AM - Sun Jun 30, 2019 05:00 PM
Red Sweater ProjectMto wa Mbu, ArushaTZ
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 School Farm Manager will oversee staff assistants, coordinate farm work, research local practices while exploring both modern and proven farming techniques managing and expanding the 21,000 square foot farm.
Volunteer Periods February 1 - June 30, 2019
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
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
Minimum 5-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 resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.