Africa (On-site)
USD $3600/year
Job description

Are you looking for an office job that gets you out of the office and rather off on your own African adventure? This is the job for you!

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates The Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for an Office & Accounts Manager to manage the financial, administrative and human resource operations of the organization and The Mungere School.

The Office & Accounts Manager coordinates the daily functions of the organizational office in Tanzania, while liaising with operations in the United States, and provide support for administrative and school operations.

Job Periods        January 6 - June 30, 2017 (6 months)* OR
                             June 1 - December 15, 2017 (6 months)*            
                                    *6-month minimum commitment, 1 yr preferred  
Stipend                USD $300 per month living stipend
                             + free accommodation, orientation and training


  • Manage School and Organizational accounting and record-keeping
  • Assist with human resource duties, including payroll
  • Support Tanzanian staff and international volunteer program
  • Coordinate School visitations, including liaising with partners and donors
  • Engage Mungere students and/or community members in discussions and projects designed to develop entrepreneurship
  • Communications with staff and volunteers in U.S. and Tanzania
  • Contributions to newsletter and fundraising materials


  • Minimum 1 year experience in office administration and accounting
  • Previous experience with bookkeeping or accounting software (preferably Quickbooks or other cloud-based accounting software)
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and passion
  • Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad a plus
  • Interest in Tanzania's indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community

How WE Pitch In:

  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions

How YOU Pitch In:

  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (USD $200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, immunizations, and visas (between USD $300-800)
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer conduct and safety policy

Work, With A Side of ADVENTURE
As you experience life in a remote tribal community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with the country and its people.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

More about Red Sweater Project

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Posted on: 15 October 2016
Closed date: 13 January 2017 at 23:59
Job ref: OAM2017
Tags: Finance, Operations

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