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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...

Volunteer

Location:
Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

Posted:
6 May 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Employer tags:
Industry:
Education
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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Entrepreneurship Educator & Micro Finance Accountant

Start-Up Fanatic Wanted!

Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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IEFT has an open position for a volunteer entrepreneurship educator and micro-finance accountant starting as soon as possible.

IEFT is a registered non-profit organization that collaborates with rural communities in northern Tanzania to provide quality, affordable secondary education to indigenous children. IEFT operates the Orkeeswa High School, which is populated by motivated students and an upbeat and welcoming staff. The school is in place to influence a rural corner of northern Tanzania through the education of its youth.

Job Description:

IEFT is looking for an energetic person to volunteer as an entrepreneurship educator and micro- finance Accountant for the Rural Entrepreneurship Development initiative at Orkeeswa High School. We are looking for applicants who are creative and adaptable, with the vision to take a developing program to a higher level. The program will include a combination of classroom based entrepreneurship education with applied field business development. Following the course the students will be able to apply to fund their business startup through the school. The goal of their entrepreneurship development is to be profitable enough to save towards their university studies, and develop the capacity to thrive under high unemployment and limited financial resources.

Responsibilities:

Educator:

  • Teach multiple entrepreneurship classes a week to students of varying age and with varying English language ability. 
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership for the continued development and improvement of the Entrepreneurship track. Ensure smooth adaptation of an American entrepreneurship curriculum to local circumstances.
  • Organize field trips and guest speakers for supplemental information.

Micro-Finance Accountant:

  • Evaluate and distribute funds for student business proposals.
  • Monitor progress of start-ups and solicit advice continually. 
  • Oversee routine administrative duties related to the program and the various start-up businesses. 
  • Develop incentives for student saving.
  • Spend time in the field with students working to implement their businesses.
  • Help students to physically construct infrastructure and engineering processes of production.
  • Discover and develop new markets for possible student businesses. 
  • Work with students to promote loan repayment and savings.

Qualifications:

  • Diplomacy, good judgment and ability to work across different cultures
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and strong initiative  
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Track record of commitment to new or developing programs
  • Demonstrated interest in youth development, education reform and/or economic development
  • Strong command of the English Language 
  • Commitment of at least one year
  • Adaptability to challenging living and working conditions in a developing country 
  • Preference to persons with agricultural and/or business experience

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 a unique and meaningful experience. You will gain a deeper insight into a different culture and experience things that broaden your perspectives.

This position may include a small stipend to cover modest living expenses for qualified applicants.


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