Tanzania

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR (W.E. THRIVE)

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*position available from July 2021*

ABOUT TATU PROJECT

TATU Project is a non-profit organization that facilitates equal and sustainable development for the rural community of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in Northern Tanzania. We address community needs and build effective solutions through active collaboration with members of the community and relevant stakeholders.

W.E. THRIVE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An economic empowerment program to reinforce saving habits and entrepreneurship. TATU Project supports the women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in their own initiatives towards financial independence. The women are empowered through setting up their own financial systems and businesses, contributing their own capital and making practical decisions through skill-building workshops and training.

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

The Bike Shop Project

The Bike Shop project is a bicycle rental business run by the women from communities of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto; it offers a stable income to managers, promotes responsible income management, incentivizes saving, and gives the villages access to bicycle rentals that save community members time and money.

Micro-lending Initiative

The women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto are motivated to be involved by the opportunity of having more capital accessible and the use of a saving/lending space. It also encourages members to reinforce saving habits and entrepreneurship. The project provides access to skill-building opportunities and capital required to grow their businesses and gain greater financial independence.

The Wholesale Shop

The Wholesale Shop is the first business opened by Kazi na Sala Women group. It is a shop selling
different types of products to fulfill local basic needs. The project struggles to increase profit in order to
repay the loan it got from the Micro-Lending Initiative (another project of WE Thrive). It is essential to
do product profitability analysis, ensure records are kept correctly and involve the women on
strategizing for the future, based on current analysis, numbers and potential projections.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The role of W.E. Thrive Project Coordinator is to support the W.E. Thrive Program manager and team members in daily operating duties whilst working together towards long-term goals and strategies. We want to focus on proper and well-implemented business tools for 2021 to allow long-term sustainable management. All actions should include the committees’ inputs and they are the final decision-makers. This will support the project to become more sustainable and assist the women involved to become more independent managers and increase their financial independence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Gain a thorough understanding of the current status of the projects and plan with the team on appropriate strategies and objectives

● Work with team to review, research and develop a business plan and tools required for projects

● Conduct consistent and useful monitoring and evaluation systems

● Support W.E. Thrive Program Manager in areas necessary

● Build databases and gather relevant information

● Support communication of TATU goals with the community members and vice versa

● Assist in budgeting and accounting of projects

● Develop social media content to promote project initiatives

SELECTION CRITERIA

It is essential for you to have:

● An undergrad degree in either Business, International Development, International Relations, Community Development, or a relevant degree

● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Proven time management skills

● Innovative and analytical thinker, with an ability to find solutions to complex problems whilst incorporating the values of the organization

● Cultural sensitivity

● Ability to work well in a team and autonomously

● A proficient level of English skills, writing and oral

● Passion and values that align with TATU Project

It is desirable for you to have:

● Experience working/volunteering and living overseas, preferably in a developing country

● Experience working/volunteering with an NGO

● Experience in project coordination

● A good grasp of accounting and finance concepts

● Computer literate across MS office applications

CONDITIONS

The volunteer position is UNPAID.

● The time commitment is 3 months, with the opportunity to extend on mutual agreement

● For students, possibility to sign internship agreements provided by your home university

● VISA, flights, and health insurance are not included

● The volunteer house and office is located in Moshi, Tanzania

● The working week will mainly consist of office hours with one or two days working on the field

BENEFITS

Live and work abroad at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania with an international NGO.

● Conduct fieldwork supporting and working with local communities and gain strong hands-on experience

● Work with a diverse international team while learning about sustainability and international development.

● Experience in collaborating with local & international partner organizations.

● A dedicated, friendly team and positive, dynamic working environment.

● Participate in day trips and activities in and around Moshi.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to empowermentofficer@tatuproject.org with the subject line “W.E. Thrive Coordinator - Application”

How to apply

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to empowermentofficer@tatuproject.org with the subject line “W.E. Thrive Coordinator - Application”