We are seeking a dynamic and organized individual to take leadership of Tanzania-based volunteer programs in rural villages. This is an eight-month position. The position is split between Arusha and Babati towns, Tanzania, East Africa.
Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position are to:
Take overall responsibility for all Tanzania-based aspects of the development, planning, execution and evaluation of volunteer programs for International Volunteers and Tanzanians, including to
develop relationships with local leaders, teachers, and other nongovernmental organizations;
identify appropriate homestays;
organize a ten day orientation seminar;
manage transportation logistics;
recruit, select, train and manage talented Tanzanian teaching partners;
respond to health and safety concerns of volunteers;
facilitate community-based events;
compile program-related data for monitoring and evaluation.
Account appropriately for money used in the administration of the volunteer program, and follow budget guidelines.
Participate in development of annual budgets for volunteer programs.
Work to improve the quality of SIC volunteer programs – both in terms of the quality of the volunteer experience, and the quality of services provided to target communities.
Select, train, supervise and support volunteer program coordinators to facilitate the program.
Communicate regularly with other SIC staff, especially the Program Officer and the Field Officers in whose wards volunteer programs take place.
Contribute as appropriate to monthly and quarterly SIC reports and SIC's social media efforts
Maintain consistent communication by providing program updates and fielding any questions that arise.
Participate in strategic planning meetings both internal and external.
Write Program Reports for each volunteer program, based on volunteer evaluations and staff input.
Perform any other tasks designated by the Operations Manager, Programs Manager, and/or Tanzania Managing Director.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Completion of a bachelor's degree or higher.
Experience living and working in a developing country and/or cross-cultural environment.
Swahili language skills preferred.
Strong organizational skills, and proven ability to multitask and to respond flexibly to changing situations.
Experience managing staff and/or volunteers.
Strong interpersonal skills especially in a cross-cultural environment.
Strong leadership, the ability to manage volunteer's expectations, and the ability to be tough when necessary.
Ability to live and work in areas with limited amenities
Driver's License, experience with four-wheel drive vehicles (manual transmission) preferred.
Terms: Preferably the applicant is available to begin work May 1, 2012. The position is compensated at a stipend level and resident permit costs are included. Round-trip international airfare included for those applying from outside Tanzania.
To apply: Submit cover letter and CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10, 2013. Please subject your email "Volunteer Program Manager_your last name".