Building a Caring Community (BCC), a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, works with 208 children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, a very under-served population in Sub-Saharan Africa. Children and young adults in the program receive supports in one of the eight day centers in Moshi or through home visits by outreach workers from BCC.

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. A new inclusive education program also launched in 2015 in partnership with the Moshi Public School Authorities, as part of the BCC program.

For more information on the work Mosaic International is involved in, please visit mosaicinternational.org.

Benefits of Fellowship

  • Monthly fellowship stipend, including funding so the fellow can purchase emergency health insurance, and a housing allowance
  • Paid round-trip travel to Tanzania
  • 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, Neb.
  • 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 2019
  • 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 working with children or adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (professional, academic or volunteer experience)
  • Ability to communicate in Swahili not required, but very helpful (initial language tutoring is provided and some local staff speak English)

To Apply:

Contact Mosaic's Vice President of International David deFreese to receive an application packet, or with any questions about this opportunity: david.defreese@mosaicinfo.org.