The mission of PCI is to improve community health and promote sustainable development.
Motivated by our concern for the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities, PCI envisions a world where abundant resources are shared, communities are able to provide for the health and well-being of their members, and children and families can achieve lives of hope, good health and self-sufficiency.
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality
PCI (formerly known as Project Concern International), founded in 1961, is an international US-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is implementing a food-for-education project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Tanzania. The overall goal of the project is to improve access and quality of primary school education in the districts of Bunda and Musoma Rural. PCI is currently hiring the following positions:
Community Mobilizer (10 vacancies)
Implement community mobilization activities for Food for Education (FFE) Project in respective ward(s) in agriculture, education, economic development, health, and water and sanitation in close coordination with other stakeholders including Village government authorities; Facilitate the bringing together of schools, communities and other stakeholders to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the project; Stimulate involvement of parents, teachers, School Committees, community leaders, and local government authorities in improving school enrolment and attendance, healthy learning environment, quality learning environment and sustainability of learning environment through awareness creation, technical support, capacity building, and coordination of activities at ward level; Support in trainings, supervisions, follow-ups at ward, village, and school levels; Monitor the receipt, storage, handling, preparation and distribution of food commodities for the provision of school based meals to primary and pre-primary school students; Ensure capacity building to communities to participate in the project; Implement designed activities, both on and off-school, to promote health, improve educational quality, and increase sustainable food production, financial capacity, and/or social capital to support school feeding activities; Link the program with stakeholders at ward and village level.
REQUIREMENTS: At least a Diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Economics, Community Development or other relevant field, or at least 4 years of relevant community based experience; Willingness to work and live at ward level with monthly visits to district capitol; Ability and official license to ride a motorcycle; Computer literacy; Fluent English and Kiswahili (written and spoken); Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DESIRED: At least 2 years of community-based experience; Residents of Musoma or Bunda District strongly preferred, or otherwise high level of familiarity with the respective districts.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, salary expectation, and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org, or:
The Country Director,PCI Tanzania, P.O.BOX 2540, Block D Isamilo, MWANZA,
Include the JOB TITLE in the subject header.
DEADLINE: Deadline for all applications is May 11; 2011.
PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer