MAY 1, 2017 DEADLINE
At Mosaic International, we believe in providing opportunities to grow, learn and contribute. This doesn’t apply only to the individuals we serve, however. It also applies to those who work with us.
Each year, we fund international fellows through the Carman International Fellowship Program. We currently have a fellowship opening for the 2017-2018 fellowship year, starting in September 2017. It will be located in Moshi, Tanzania with our partner Building a Caring Community. The fellowship position is an integral part of our program’s success.
For better understanding of the fellowship experience and the role of the fellow, read blog posts by Meghan Hussey, Alex Bailey, Becca Berman, and Meritt Buyer. You can also read about us on Profellow.
Below is the information on the fellowship, the requirements and instructions on how to apply. Please share this link with any qualified candidates you know who would be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Tanzania Program Overview
Building a Caring Community, a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, works with 220 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 reduction component through social businesses and a micro-credit loan program, as well as a global health component through PROMOT Health, a preventative healthcare program for program participants. A new inclusive education program launched in 2015, in partnership with the Moshi Public School Authorities, as part of the BCC program.
For more information on the work Mosaic International is involved in, please visit mosaicinternational.org.
Benefits of Fellowship
- Monthly fellowship stipend and housing allowance
- Paid round-trip travel to Tanzania
- Emergency healthcare insurance
- Paid language tutoring in Swahili during initial fellowship phase
- Opportunity to gain professional experience in international development and program management in several fields, including global health, international education, human rights advocacy and economic development
- Strong, consistent support from US-based NGO
- Strong local support in Tanzania – a stable, peaceful country
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, data collection 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 September 2016
- Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, International Relations, Global or 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:
- Master’s Degree in International Studies, International Relations, Global or 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 (Swahili tutoring offered in initial fellowship period, as stated above)
Contact Mosaic International Field Director Meritt Buyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application packet, or with any questions about this opportunity.