Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Sumawe Road



The Foundation for African Medicine & Education (FAME) is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to manage its volunteer program at FAME Medical Health Center, a small community clinic and hospital in rural Tanzania. Applicants should be willing to live and work on the FAME Medical campus, located in the District of Karatu.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for responding to inquiries, scheduling volunteers, processing required paperwork, orientation and daily management of volunteers onsite and working with support staff (cooks, housekeepers, etc.) to ensure the volunteers' stay is comfortable. The volunteer program hosts up to 60 medical volunteers each year. Additional duties include documenting volunteer experiences, providing administrative support to other departments, and helping with special projects/ data analysis. He or she must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (written and oral) and be hospitality oriented. A high level of computer literacy is also important.

To learn more about the Foundation for African Medicine & Education and our work at the FAME Medical Health Center, please visit www.fameafrica.org.


  • Minimum commitment of 1 year (2 years preferred)
  • Start date of 5 January 2019 (earlier start date if possible)
  • Excellent written and spoken fluency in English (Swahili fluency a plus)
  • High degree of computer literacy, especially Excel
  • One to two years relevant experience in a developing country preferred
  • Bachelors degree required

Compensation Package:

  • $500 per month living stipend (paid in US dollars)
  • Air fare travel allowance for each year of employment (up to $2,000 USD)
  • Health insurance (major medical) for term of service
  • Self-contained, private room on campus
  • Meals, internet and housekeeping support

Application Deadline: 30 October 2018


Stipend Provided

Housing Available

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English, some knowledge of Swahili preferred

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Email your cover letter and resume to volunteer@fameafrica.org. Please format the subject line as "Volunteer Coordinator Application: Your Name".

Application Deadline: 30 October 2018

We will contact shortlisted candidates for an interview after the application deadline.