Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
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
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.
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
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
Fluent in English, additional languages and basic Swahili a plus
How To Apply
Interested and want to know more? please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- your motivation letter,
- CV/resume, and
- . replies regarding the two responses to the below scenarios (max 400 words each)and include in your application materials.
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?
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.