About the position:
The majority of people in Western Tanzania have their livelihoods in agriculture but they suffer from poverty due to an underdeveloped agriculture system. You will use your skills in storytelling, media, and communications to help support sustainable agriculture in Western Tanzania. Your work will assist an agriculture social enterprises, Seed Change, in telling their story by effectively communicating their work, image, and goals to current and perspective donors and other Western stakeholders and assisting our Program Manager in running on-going programs. As an intern, you will do more than getting the morning coffee. Instead you will operate as a full member of our team with real responsibilities. We will work with you to accomplish your goals for your internship.
About living in Kigoma, Tanzania:
Seed Change is located in Kigoma, a safe, lakefront town in Western Tanzania. It is a day’s ride away from the nearest large city but a few minutes ride from beautiful beaches. You will share a comfortable, western style house with other expatriates. The house has a private bedroom for you and a shared bathroom with one other person. It has consistent 24/7 security, hot water, electricity, a gas stove and a lake front view. Housing will cost USD $75/month. This price does not include utilities, which come to roughly USD $20/month.
Sample of Responsibilities:
• Assist Seed Change staff in writing and designing the organization’s annual report (see previous reports here: https://www.seedchangetanzania.org/publications/)
• Create materials to promote our messages to our donors, such as farmer profiles, videos, photos, data visualization, and short articles for the monthly newsletter.
• Write 1-2 blog post each month sharing stories of Seed Change and our farmers.
• Post regularly on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
• Complete farmer profiles to help our international stakeholders better understand the people we are serving and the impact of the work we do.
• Assist the Program Manager in our regular programming, including: running village meetings, general operations, and assist in the development and implementation of our graduation model intercropping program.
Who we are looking for:
• Willingness to live in Tanzania for a minimum of two months.
• Able to work independently and remain organized with a few projects at the same time and able to take initiative to develop new projects.
• Comfortable working in a cross-cultural setting with people whose first language is not English and who may have never met a foreigner before.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Comfortable with computers, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic uses of Excel and basic photo editing.
• A flair for creative storytelling and communications. The organisations have great stories to tell so lots of scope for interesting angles!
We want to help you reach your professional goals! This position is flexible and can be tailored around your goals for your internship. We will work with you to fit your strengths with the skills you want to learn to build a relevant experience you can use in your career.
We will provide a stipend of USD $200 which should cover living expenses while in Kigoma. All work-related transport in the Kigoma region will be covered by the organisation. We will also provide an experienced translator, if needed.
How To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position to [email protected]
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