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Recruiting Organization: Red Sweater Project

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities to create affordable, accessible and innovative 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.

SCHOOL FARM & ANIMAL CARE MANAGER

Volunteer Period: January 15 - October 15, 2022

As a rural educational institution, the Mungere School manages a campus farm to provide a sustainable and nutritious meal program for students. Coupled with a rabbit husbandry project, the program currently serves over 240 meals daily to students and staff.

The position will manage the 21,000 square foot farm, train and oversee agriculture and operational staff members, coordinate farm work, and facilitate research and implementation of local and modern farming techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with School Management Team to create a sustainable school farm plan, analyzing program need to determine crop and acreage allocation
  • Supervise and direct garden and animal husbandry program work activities, such as planting, irrigation, fertilizer application harvesting and record-keeping.
  • Oversee production and stock records; prepare program financial budgets and operational reports
  • Provide education and create systems to improve attitudes and knowledge related to agriculture and nutrition
  • Facilitate the animal husbandry program, including the care and well-being of the animals
  • Coordinate integration of environmental issues, wellness and garden and animal husbandry activities into school curriculum and events
  • Plan and lead school garden activities integrating agriculture, and healthy eating and living skills, including the training of school garden champions
  • Purchase, inspect and maintain equipment
  • Other projects as assigned


Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in farm management with demonstrated passion for agricultural development, WWOOFers welcome
  • Animal care experience; apiary skills a plus
  • Skill in data analysis and record-keeping
  • Experience traveling, living and/or working abroad preferred
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Adaptable to living in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization to combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service


Other Details

  • FTE/40hrs per week; minimum 9-month commitment
  • Free shared housing including utilities available
  • Stipends available; DOE
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training available)
  • We do not charge Program Fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs


To Apply: Email current resume/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

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Work, with a side ofADVENTURE

Embark on a unique journey: an authentic experience of life in a traditional tribal community. Explore Tanzania’s abundant wildlife and marval at its majestic scenery.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Ngorongoro Crater, National Parks, the Serengeti plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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WHEN

Fri Jan 14, 2022 - Sat Oct 15, 2022
04:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Mto Wa Mbu, Arusha Region 97034Tanzania

(-3.37306,35.85254)
 

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  • Teens
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  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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