FEMALE Project Coordinator / Director of School

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

09/03/2018

Address

Uru Road
Moshi
Kilimanjaro Region

Tanzania

Description

More Than A Drop is a young, dynamic foundation, with its HQ in Switzerland. In Moshi, Tanzania, we started our operations with our Hospitality College for young women. The boarding school offers annually a 12-month intensive course to 35-40 students from rural and slum areas from below the poverty line. The project aims at the best possible and includes a instructional B&B and instructional Restaurant. Sustainability on an individual level (student) is the highest goal and thanks to this practice environment, the performance oriented and well structured curriculum more than 90% of our graduates find a well-paid job. We promote sustainable development and socially responsible tourism with our B&B/Restaurant/Tours: 100% of the revenues finance the school. Both enjoy highest reviews on TripAdvisor, Booking, etc. Our school is a duly registered, international Foundation of Tanzania and is accredited by the government body (VETA). 

After having successfully implemented the first phase of the project, we are now planning the second phase (scale-up).

Please visit http://foundation.morethanadrop.org/ and http://school.morethanadrop.org/ or for more information


Vision Statement

Our vision is to become a benchmark for life-changing empowerment programs for severely disadvantaged adolescent girls (school-drop outs)

What Makes Us Special?

The success rate. More than 90% of the graduates find a job. The integrated, highly practice-oriented pedagogical approach, paired with a close support of the students, the various life-skills instruments. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing the school with all its sub-projects/activities such as B&B, Restaurant, etc., in particular implementing the strategy defined by the Board of Trustees
  • Overview, optimise the pedagogical curriculum, the selection of the students, strengthen the network with our hotel partners, working with local institutions and government bodies
  • Manages the school’s staff and site according to the set objectives
  • evaluating, planning, implementing and new projects that fit the strategy, working with donors and stakeholders; and overseeing the annual and program budgets
  • Implements the strategy and action plan defined by MTAD Switzerland respectively his supervisor
  • Program Management: implements and effectively manages the projects
  • Supervises financial operations, provides oversight for financial management of the Foundation, including development of annual budget, monitoring of receipts and expenditures and analyzing financial status of the Foundation, with a weekly reporting
  • Helps to raise funds within the national/international community
  • Sets up strong relationships with international support organizations, such as SES, Kitchen without Boarders, Hotel Management Schools, etc. 
  • Marketing and public relations to establish networks to continue the Foundations’ mission and future projects
  • Represent the Foundation at various events and networking with organizations/individuals sharing of the same common goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Female mandatory, (>35yrs) 
  • B.A/ B.S degree (or equivalent), pedagogy or business studies
  • Experience in managing schools (or similar) such as vocational training centers, etc.
  • Hotel/tourism experience a great plus
  • Commitment to service and passion for youth/adolescent
  • international development experience required
  • Experience living in Africa required
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative environment
  • Have exceptional written and oral communication skills 
  • Flexible, problem solving, multitasking, goal oriented 
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office software 
  • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Drivers license
  • Fluent in English, additional languages and basic Swahili a plus



Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English, additional languages and basic Swahili a plus

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@morethanadrop.org
http://www.morethanadrop.org

To apply, please send an e-mail with:

  1. your motivation letter,
  2. CV/resume, and
  3. the two responses to the below scenarios (max 400 words each)and include in your application materials.

Scenario 1:

You work closely with the teaching staff to improve the education provided to learners but are facing some issues with staff motivation. When you suggest new ideas and activities that will broaden the development of the learners the teachers say it is more work and they should therefore receive more money. How would you approach this situation? 


Scenario 2:

A The Matron comes to you reporting that a student claims some of her belongings got stolen. What do you do, do you intervene or do you let the Matron solve the issue? Please explain the steps you would take to approach this situation.


to hr@morethanadrop.org.  Only applications with all three materials will be considered. Please also specify your earliest available start dates and your compensation expectation.


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