By Kelly Lytle
| One of they keys to successful international development is deep understanding of the work being done on the ground. At Mosaic, that work is always managed by our in-country partner organization. This allows our partners to strengthen, develop their skills as an organization and prepare for long-term sustainability of the programs and services they are providing.
Because we do not have full-time Mosaic staff on the ground, our International Fellows serve as a very important support for our work. Their different skills, knowledge and experiences are shared with our in-country partners. This day-to-day support, along with our regular consulting trips, help the in-country organizations grow and help us all maximize our global partnership.
Currently, we are accepting applications for the 2014-2015 International Fellowship Program until May 15. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this unique, rewarding opportunity, please see the requirements and description below. This fellowship involves working with the management team, staff, families and children associated with the Building a Caring Community (BCC) program in Moshi, Tanzania. It is a paid fellowship, providing a monthly stipend. Mosaic International also covers the cost of one round-trip flight to/from Moshi, Tanzania.
You can learn more about Mosaic International’s programs and our partner in Tanzania, BCC, here. To see what our current fellow, Meghan Hussey, is working on this year in Tanzania, read her blog posts.
To request an application or with any questions, contact me directly. Kelly Lytle, Director of International Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOSAIC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP, 2014-2015
Tanzanian Program Details
Building a Caring Community, a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, supports 210 children and young adults with Intellectual disabilities, a very under-served population in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and young adults in the program receive supports in one of the 11 day centers in Moshi or through home visits by outreach workers from BCC. The program also includes an economic development/poverty eradication component through social businesses and a micro-credit loan program, as well as a global health component through a preventative healthcare program for the program participants called PROMOT Health. During the period of this fellowship, a new inclusive education program will be launched in conjunction with the Moshi Public School Authorities as well.
Fellowship Duties Will Include:
- Consulting with and mentoring program staff in Tanzania to strengthen programs, build capacity and increase sustainability
- Assisting program staff in Tanzania with program monitoring/evaluation and database creation/management
- Coordinating international volunteers, volunteer groups and donor visits
- Participating in meetings, planning sessions and program events with local staff
- Coordinating and communicating between local office in Tanzania and US headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska
- Contributing writing, photography and videography for use in Mosaic International’s outreach efforts
- Other duties developed around candidate’s interests, abilities and experience that will contribute to the BCC program
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- One-year commitment to living and working in Moshi, Tanzania starting mid-July, 2014
- Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, International Relations, Public Health or related field with focus on international development
- Previous field experience in an international setting
- Ability to work under remote supervision to meet goals and deadlines
- Ability to balance a variety of tasks, projects and other duties
- Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment in partnership with an all-local staff
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Masters Degree in International Studies, International Relations, Public Health or related field
- Previous field experience in sub-Saharan Africa
- Demonstrated interest in development of programs for young adults with disabilities, public/private partnerships for special education, public health data collection and analysis
- Experience developing and evaluating service quality assurance systems
- Experience with working with children or adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (professional, academic or volunteer experience)
- Ability to communicate in Swahili not required, but very helpful
**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All applications must be submitted via email by midnight on May 15, 2014. For an application or further information, contact email@example.com.