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Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

IEFT funds and operates the Orkeeswa Secondary School, a tuition free school for needy youth in rural Tanzania. Orkeeswa is breaking academic norms and preparing future leaders who will have th...

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Location:
Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

Posted:
28 Feb 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Employer tags:
Industry:
Education
Esc Factor:
Exotic
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Communications Assistant

Press Secretary Extraordinaire!

Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
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The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is looking for an experienced candidate to create and maintain a constant flow of communication between the staff and students of the Orkeeswa Secondary School, international student sponsors, and our donor and funding base around the world. This is an incredible opportunity for a self-starter excited to create, implement and develop a communications structure within a developing program.

IEFT is a non-profit, community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable educational opportunities to an underserved population of youth in rural Tanzania. IEFT operates the Orkeeswa Secondary School, which is populated by motivated students and a welcoming and dedicated team of international volunteers and local staff. Join our incredible team and empower students to make a real difference for themselves and their communities.

Job Description:

As a Communications Assistant, you will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the organization and maintenance of our communications department.
  • Create systems to facilitate clear and consistent communication between all team members, our donor base and the general public.
  • Support for US administration's fundraising efforts through collection and preparation of stories, images, videos, etc.
  • Maintain social media networks.
  • Serve as a primary contact between US office programs and TZ office programs.
  • Develop and maintain student profiles and other materials for student sponsors.

The Communication Assistant must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people, be effective and flexible under pressure, and represent IEFT, its mission and initiatives. It is a position in which you can use your creativity and develop your skills while gaining experience in and exposure to the nuances of an emerging grassroots program. It is very important that you are able to work independently and take initiative and ownership, as well collaborate as a strong team member.

In addition to the responsibilities of the position, it is important that you have the willingness and ability to be flexible and to cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country. Applicants must be able to live and work with little or no running water, unreliable electricity and a lack of Western amenities.

Important personal qualities: flexibility, autonomy, motivation, ability to work independently, attention to detail, ability to take initiative.

Qualifications:

  • You must be at least 21 years old to apply and hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum 1-year commitment is preferred, starting as soon as possible.
  • Photography and/or videography skills will be very helpful, as will editing capabilities.
  • Previous experience in a communications role preferred, but not necessary.

By working together with IEFT staff and volunteers, you will benefit from a real sense of global solidarity, lasting friendships, and the life changing impact of such a unique and meaningful experience. You will gain a deeper insight into a different culture and experience things that broaden your perspectives.

Many volunteers and staff choose to spend their free time exploring some of East Africa's treasures, including safaris on the Serengeti Plain, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiking the Ngorongoro Crater, or relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. Experience Tanzania's diverse indigenous cultures and traditions, distinct wildlife and breathtaking scenery!

Housing and utilities are provided for IEFT volunteers.

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