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Job: Supported Volunteer Opportunity / Internship Maasai Cultural Tourism

Organization: Future Warriors Project Inc.
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Aug 2016

FUTURE WARRIORS PROJECT is looking for a skilled international volunteer to help lead its Maasai Tourism Capacity Building project in Northern Tanzania. We are an Australian and Tanzanian based not-for-profit that delivers grassroots programs and services to support Maasai communities to face the challenges of the modern world. We are looking for a down-to-earth, innovative and professional person with vision, energy and great teamwork skills to help us implement the project. The role will give you genuine opportunity to influence the capacity of Maasai to successfully participate in the Tanzanian tourism market. Based in Arusha with extensive travel to Maasai communities, you will work with knowledgeable local staff and the FWP CEO to:
  1. visit and analyse the cultural and environmental tourism product opportunities and market needs/concerns of a range of Maasai villages
  2. design and deliver workshops with the project team that will help improve the knowledge and skills of local villages to best deliver cultural and environmental tourism services, and
  3. design and write, in tandem with local villages and the project team, short brochures and itineraries that can be used to market what they have to offer.
We are looking for someone who has a clear vision for how this project could work, who respects and values consultative approaches and the knowledge of the local project team. On a personal level, we are looking for someone who has:

Capacity to commit time to us for at least 6-8 months, commencing in late August/early Sept 16

Travelled extensively and has the ability to use this experience to make suggestions for improving local environmental and cultural tourism offerings

Empathy, good listening skills, and the ability to work effectively with others and across cultural boundaries

Enthusiasm, creativity and capacity to work from a blank slate to develop and deliver outcomes Ability to design and develop brochures and itineraries that can be used by the travel industry

Ability to design, present and deliver training and/or workshops

Project management skills, with the ability to deliver within project timeframes and budget

Good level of fitness with the ability to work in remote locations with limited comforts

Patience and flexibility, with an understanding of the complexities of working in remote settings in developing countries and with traditional minority cultures.

We are open to working with people from a range of professional backgrounds. We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you can tick a few of the following boxes:
  • experience working with communities to design and deliver projects 
  • experience creating a project vision, and designing and implementing it 
  • experience working or living with the Maasai people, or an Indigenous or minority culture qualifications and/or work experience in the community development, tourism, customer service and/or environmental industries 
  • a love of international travel, nature and culture 
  • experience with marketing, PR and/or writing for various purposes 
  • experience living and working in countries where the people have different culture and language to you.
This is an opportunity to play a key role in a project that will potentially have the influence to change communities. In return for your commitment, we will provide:
  • a $US600 per month cash allowance
  • Transport, accommodation and meal allowances or meals for field trips to villages
  • An officedesktop computer and internet connection
  • Settling in advice, assistance to find accommodation in Arusha and other orientation support.
  • You will be required to provide your own airfares, travel and health insurance, and visa if you are not already based in Tanzania.
How to apply:

Please write to us a letter about your interest in and suitability for the role, and send us your CV to volunteer@futurewarriorsproject.org. For more information about our organisation please visitwww.futurewarriorsproject.org or www.facebook.com/Warriorsproject.

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