Carman Int’l Fellowship in Moshi (Tanzania) – Deadline May 1, 2017

Published: March 4, 2017

Tanzania Program Overview

Kilimanjaro from Moshi @OlgaIvanova
Kilimanjaro from Moshi @OlgaIvanova

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.

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.

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)

To Apply:

Contact Mosaic International Field Director Meritt Buyer at to receive an application packet, or with any questions about this opportunity.