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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 the skills and confidence to create change in their communities. Turning the persistent tides of poverty starts with revolutionizing education. IEFT is that revolution.


Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

24 Oct 2013

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Atheltics & Activities Coordinator

All Around Extracurricular Guru & Athletics Enthusiast

Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

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IEFT is looking for a qualified candidate to oversee and organize the athletics and activities programs at Orkeeswa Secondary School in rural Tanzania. This is an incredible opportunity for an organized, energetic person to lead and develop the extra-curriculum portion of Orkeeswa's educational goals for underserved local youth. The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEFT) is a community-collaborative non-profit organization that works with rural communities in Tanzania to provide high quality, affordable secondary education to indigenous youth.

The Athletics and Activities Coordinator will work with Orkeeswa staff and volunteers and is responsible for the following duties: Plan and organize daily after-school activities for all students Plan and implement extra-help sessions with students and teachers Organize and build relationships with outside groups and individuals for guest speakers, special events, ongoing enrichment classes, etc.

Track and maintain materials for after –school activities such as games, art supplies, etc. Organize school teams' practices, competitions and events for both academic (debate, spelling bee, etc.) and sports Build and maintain relationships with sports and activity coordinators at surrounding local and international schools and work to develop regular competitions and events with these schools Oversee the organization and use of the sports office and all equipment (jerseys, balls, etc.) Work with the school student sport leaders in organizing sporting events, maintaining the sports office and developing the sports department. Implement and run intramural sporting events at the school. Organize and host sporting events at the school (inviting other schools to OSS).

The Athletics and Activities Coordinator must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people, be effective and flexible under pressure and represent IEFT, its mission and its initiatives. It is a challenging yet rewarding position that will develop your skills and experience and expose you to a unique culture and innovative and emerging grassroots programs.

As an IEFT staff member you must represent the organization with a strong commitment to empowering marginalized youth and communities, while respecting their culture and traditions. The candidate must be a self-starter and dedicated to maintaining and developing an extra-curricular program that enhances and enriches the students' experience at Orkeeswa Secondary School.

Personal and professional qualities that the candidate must possess include:

  • Strong organizational skills Independent worker Flexible Creative.
  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people Strong communication skills Interest and passion for sports and extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicants must have the willingness and ability to be flexible and cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country.
  • You must be able to live and work with little or no running water, unreliable electricity and a lack of Western amenities.

Other qualifications that the candidate must have:

  • You must be at least 21 years old to apply and hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum one-year commitment is required.
  • Coaching and mentoring experience preferred.

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! Please inquire about our stipend program.
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