Volunteer Coordinator and House Manager. at Help2kids - Jobs in Tanzania

Posted by | August 23, 2018 | Jobs In Tanzania

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help2kids is looking for a motivated candidate for the role of Volunteer Coordinator and House Manager. Gain great experience working with a small NGO in Tanzania!
help2kids is a young, dynamic organization located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, which is situated on the Indian Ocean and in Lifuwu, a small village on Lake Malawi in Malawi. We help orphans by providing food, shelter, and lots of love at our children’s home. We help the community by providing support to local primary and nursery schools. We promote sustainable development and socially responsible tourism by feeding the profits from our guest houses in back into our projects.
We are currently seeking a Volunteer Coordinator in Tanzania to help with volunteer management, project management and various administrative tasks. In this role you would be responsible for all aspects of our volunteer program, including the application process, orientation, scheduling, and team-building events. This is a great position for someone who is passionate about children and volunteerism, and who is interested in gaining experience in the field.

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You will also Manage our Volunteer House in White Sands / Africana, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It’s a beautiful guest house just 5 minutes from the Indian Ocean with four dormitories and two private rooms. The guest house always accommodates between 8 and 15 volunteers of the charity help2kids and sometimes also guests.
Latest start date is to arrive in Dar es Salaam by September 18th 2018. Benefits include a modern private room with private bathroom, air conditioning, a working computer and phone, as well as internet access. In addition, a shared car will be provided between you and our Project Managers.
help2kids requires the Manager to live at the guest house and be present to help guests and volunteers to navigate Dar es Salaam. We also employ housekeepers, a chef, and guards.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of the Volunteer House Friendly Gecko (22 beds)
  • Handling and support of office administration for the Volunteer House
  • Handling of all volunteer and guest relations, handling of volunteer application process, contact person for all volunteer related issues
  • Coordination of volunteer placements, scheduling, organizing weekly volunteer team meetings, regular meetings with project managers to discuss volunteer placements
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Working with our marketing team to keep website and all social media channels actively engaging guests and volunteers.
  • Managing staff and food and beverages for the Volunteer House
  • Dealing with local and public authorities
  • Weekly reporting to the Head Office in Switzerland with updated accounting
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What we expect
  • Experience in working in East-Africa (also former volunteer experience would be sufficient)
  • Fluent/Excellent in English (Swahili would be a huge benefit)
  • Driver’s license (must have)
  • Commitment for 12 months
  • Outgoing personality, flexibility and creativity, open-minded
  • Passion for working in an international environment with a lot of different people and cultures
  • Independent, reliable and accurate

BENEFITS

Compensation
  • Monthly Salary
  • Visa expenses covered
  • 5 weeks of paid holiday per year
  • Free housing at the guest house in a private room with private bathroom and air-conditioning
  • Shared car
  • Full board at the guest house
  • Free laundry and room cleaning
  • Free internet access
  • Provided with company Laptop and Phone

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • High Level of written and spoken English
  • Experience of Swahili is highly desirable
  • Additional languages would be a benefit

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

HOW TO APPLY

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Have a look at www.friendlygecko.com and www.help2kids.org for more information about us and the work environment.
We are looking forward to your application documents (motivational letter and CV) or questions to [email protected] before September 5th, 2018. Please include your available start date in your motivational letter.
Email inquiries only. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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