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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...


Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

28 Mar 2014

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Office Manager

Seeking organized, numbers-oriented, neat freak!

Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Mid Level
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The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is looking for an experienced professional to support the office and financial operations of IEFT and the Orkeeswa Secondary School. 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 Secondary School, which is populated by motivated students and an upbeat and welcoming staff. Come join IEFT's team and make a difference in the lives of children in a remote part of East Africa!

Duties and Responsibilities:


•   Maintain spreadsheet of TZ expenditures and bank statements for transmission to US bookkeeper.

•   Assist with the preparation of financial reports as required

•   Review and revise financial record keeping for TZ expenditures and receipts

•   Assist Operations Manager with preparation and processing of monthly TZ payroll

•   Record and monitor petty cash expenditures

•   Assist Associate Director with the development & implementation of internal controls and procedures for TZ accounting systems

Administration/ General

•   Review and revise office administration systems and processes as necessary

•   Maintain office record keeping for electronic and physical files for school and office

•   Provide administrative assistance to school staff as required

•   Responsible for all incoming and outgoing mail


•   Work in coordination with Associate Director to research TZ based fundraising opportunities

•   Assist in the writing of letters of interest and proposals as needed to support US and TZ development activities

•   Support Associate Director in the monitoring and reporting of grant awards

•   Assist with donor cultivation and recognition

•   Develop and track outcome measures as required 

Program Support

•   Serve as host as needed for visitors to school

•   Other tasks as may be generally required to assist operations in Tanzania

•   Work with IEFT Communications Coordinator and assist as needed with logistical and organizational needs of sponsor and donor communications


•   Bachelor’s degree; degree in finance or business preferred

•   Dedicated to a one-year commitment

•   At least 2 years of business/office management experience

•   ENTHUSIASTIC about empowering marginalized children and communities while respecting their culture and traditions

•   ORGANIZED and has a strong attention to detail

•   FLEXIBLE and able to cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country with a lack of Western amenities

•   SELF-MOTIVATED and able to take initiative

•   EFFICIENT and flexible under pressure

•   PERSONABLE and able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of diverse people

•   WELCOMING and able to create a friendly and inviting environment for visitors and volunteers 

This position will develop your skills and experience and expose you to a unique culture and innovative and emerging grassroots programs. By working together with IEFT staff and volunteers, you will benefit from a real sense of global solidarity, and the life changing impact of a unique and meaningful experience while gaining deeper insight into a different culture. The beautiful location and the flexibility of this position allows many volunteers and staff to explore some of East Africa's treasures such as safaris on the Serengeti Plain, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, hike the Ngorongoro Crater or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. This is an opportunity to experience Tanzania's diverse indigenous cultures and traditions while appreciating the distinct wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

There is no fee for volunteering with IEFT at Orkeeswa School. Shared housing with utilities (electricity, cooking gas) is provided for all volunteers. Please inquire about our stipend program for volunteers committed to at least a one-year volunteer term. Volunteers are expected to cover their own expenses to get to Tanzania, including round trip airfare and the required Visa fees ($850 USD). 

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