Grassroots TZ is a local NGO working to prevent environmental destruction in the remote regions of Tanzania. To support this, Grassroots TZ also provides assistance to local schools as well as increasing the future generation's awareness about the impact of environmental degradation. Founded by husband and wife, Martin and Charlie Hopley, their inaugural project is at Itumba Hill Singida, some 5 hours south of Manyoni on the border of the Rungwa National Park.
7 Mar 2014
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Exciting year-long voluntary opportunity leading events for small Tanzanian based Conservation NGO.
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Grassroots TZ is a local NGO working to prevent environmental destruction in the remote regions of Tanzania. To support this, Grassroots TZ also provides assistance to local schools as well as increasing the future generation's awareness about the impact of environmental degradation.
Founded by husband and wife, Martin and Charlie Hopley, their inaugural project is at Itumba Hill Singida, some 5 hours south of Manyoni on the border of the Rungwa National Park.
- Lead on a series of events, from development to delivery, that will maximise income and recruit/develop supporters
- Identify and pursue new event opportunities including researching, testing and developing new events
- Develop, implement and manage accurate budgets and operational plans for your events programme
- Coordinate Directors, Advocates, Volunteers and others to fully participate in a range of Grassroots Tanzania events
- Provide accurate and historic event reporting
You must have the ability to commit to a minimum of 1 year. There is the potential for this role to be extended after the completion of this period.Essential:
- Degree educated (or equivalent). Minimum 3 years work experience.
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Demonstrable experience of managing fundraising events
- Fundraising & communications experience
- Project Management Skills
- Basic knowledge of accounting and budgeting process
- Willingness to work with limited resources
- Ability to multi-task with an adaptable/flexible approach to one’s work as well as cope with ambiguity
- Ability to travel to remote parts of the country and the willingness to live simply (without running water and electricity, simple diet)
- Self funding (see below for further information)
- § Entrepreneurial spirit
- § Willingness to learn Kiswahili
- § Experience living/travelling in Africa
Living in Tanzania
In order to undertake the role, you will need to be self-funding. At the current time, the position will be located in Moshi, Moshi-Kilimanjaro (northern Tanzania); however, a willingness to travel to remote parts of Tanzania is essential. We believe that by visiting our remote projects, it provide greater appreciation of the cause and day-to-day challenges we face.
Our first location is at Itumba Hill Singida, 5 hours south of Manyoni (central Tanzania, Singida). There is no running water or electricity at the Farm, nor any western luxuries. When travelling to the Farm (or equivalent locations) you will be in tented accommodation with meals provided. These are local dishes.
Supporting your living costs in Moshi, you will need to consider:
- Flights to/from home destination
- Visa application process USD 550 p.a, plus internal processing fee (paid upfront) of USD 100
- International medical insurance (essential) including the purchase of local medical evacuation (USD 50 p.a)
- Accommodation and food. Hostel accommodation, shared room with shared bathroom facilities with meals cost in the region of USD 15-20/day
- Funds for personal travel, holiday time and entertainment
In addition, a yellow fever certificate is essential as well as being up to date with your immunisations. Anti-malarials are recommended.
Job title: Events Manager
Reporting to: Charlie Hopley, Founding Director of Grassroots Tanzania
Job Purpose: To manage a range of events, both locally and internationally, with the primary purpose of generating income for the organisation.
Terms: 1 year (volunteer position, self funded) with a 3 months probation period. A review will be made after the completion of 1 year, where after a stipend/housing allowance may be paid. Suitable accommodation will be recommended as well as support given during the visa application process. Hours of work: 9 – 5.30pm, 4 weeks holiday.
Location: Project Office, Moshi, Tanzania
Please send cover letter (1 page only) and CV (max 2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letter should include your reasons for applying as well as why you consider yourself the ideal person for the role. Font size should be no smaller than 10.
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