Volunteer Opportunity

School Farm & Animal Care Manager in Tanzania

Remote
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Start Date
January 6, 2025
12:00 AM PST
End Date
March 30, 2025
11:59 PM PDT
Schedule
Weekdays
Recurrence
One time only
Benefits
Stipend Provided
Housing Available
Language / Cultural Support Available
Participation
International Volunteers Welcome

Description

THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION

Volunteer Period (3 months): January 6 - March 30, 2025 (in-person in Tanzania)

As a rural educational institution, the Mungere School manages a campus farm to provide a sustainable and nutritious meal program for students. Coupled with a 4-H-based rabbit husbandry project, the program currently serves over 240 meals daily to students and staff. This position is perfect for a trained agriculture and animal care professional, who has a passion for teaching, while also training operational staff members, coordinating farm work, and facilitating research and implementation of local and modern farming techniques.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with School Management Team to create a sustainable school farm plan, analyzing program need to determine crop and acreage allocation
  • Supervise and direct work activities of the 21,000 square foot garden, such as planting, irrigation, fertilizer application harvesting and record-keeping.
  • Oversee farm and animal production and stock records; prepare program financial budgets and operational reports
  • Coordinate integration of environmental issues, wellness and garden and animal husbandry activities into school curriculum and events
  • Plan and lead school garden activities integrating agriculture, and healthy eating and living skills, including the training of school garden champions
  • Provide education and create systems to improve attitudes and knowledge related to agriculture and nutrition
  • Purchase, inspect and maintain equipment
  • Other projects as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in farm management with demonstrated passion for agricultural development, WWOOFers welcome
  • Animal care experience; apiary skills a plus
  • Skill in data analysis and record-keeping
  • Experience traveling, living and/or working abroad preferred
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Adaptable to living in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization to combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service


Other Details:

  • FTE/40hrs per week; minimum 3-month commitment
  • Free shared housing including utilities available
  • Stipends available; DOE
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training available)
  • We do not charge Program Fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs

THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION

Volunteer Period (3 months): January 6 - March 30, 2025 (in-person in Tanzania)

As a rural educational institution, the Mungere School manages a campus farm to provide a sustainable and nutritious meal program for…

Location

Remote
Volunteer can be anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania

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