Position: volunteer/internship

The position best suit student who want to get practical training and only university students are entitled to this position.

The Organization

Sustainable Youth Development Partnership (SYDP) is a non profit organization that seeks to improve the conditions and prospects of children and young people of Tanzania . For more information about SYDP, please go to http://www.sydp.or.tz .

The Position

The Sustainable Youth Development Partnership (SYDP) seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as support Officer for the International Volunteer project which is under SYDP project. Volunteer project under SYDP is a program that is providing support to Tanzanian to train peer educators in HIV/AIDS prevention and resource mobilization. In Africa out-of-school youth live under the most challenging conditions and are marginalized from mainstream services and society. Street children, adolescent sex workers, orphans, and other such groups are generally, but not always, out of school. Hand in hand with volunteer he/she will be responsible for all the outreach activities.

The project includes:

•  To work with Volunteer and NGO partner organizations in Tanzania .

•  Working with in and out of school young people between the ages of 10–28 years.

•  Coaching and mentoring international volunteer involved in the project both at headquarters and field-level.

•  Knowledge of HIV/AIDS statistics and the impact of behavior change campaign against the pandemic.

•  Be a liaison person between SYDP and community and in addition be translator of local language for his/her partner international volunteer

Necessary Qualifications

•  Undergraduate student in social sciences, health, Economics or a related field.

•  Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Working with a local or international NGO ideally in Volunteering and research field is an added advantage. Just be proactive, creative and outgoing.
  • Experience in designing and conducting participatory training workshops is essential
  • Age not more than 28 years old. We prefer this position to be filled by university student who wish to spend time in his/her filed, practical studies so as to improve the theoretical part taught at her/his University
  • The position is available starting June 2007 .
  • Recommendation from your lecturer or Head of department to verify your eligibility for the post. Any application without this recommendation will not be considered.
  • Knowledge of HIVAIDS, youth reproductive health and/or peer education is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong personal management skills and strong capabilities to work independently and ready to interact with new cultures.
  • Ability to cope with multi-cultural and ability to understand street youth language is important.
  • Familiarity with Dar es Salaam areas and its outskirts to assist international volunteer during their stay

The position is open immediately and will remain open until filled.

Send your application including the following:

1. Updated CV.

2. Application letter ( Hand written )

3. Copies of academic certificates/transcripts.

4. Recommendation letter from your department

5. Two current passport size.

No Application will be processed without these informations

Send your application to:

Sustainable Youth Development Partnership

P.O Box 35425

Dar es Salaam

Contact us on 022-275494

www.sydp.or.tz or email to sydp@sydp.or.tz


Deadline is 25 th April 2007. Only short listed will be contacted.