Sponsored by Mosaic International
Carman International Fellowship Overview
Serving and Learning in the Field
Each year, Mosaic International selects a fellow to work directly with our partner program in Tanzania, Building a Caring Community (BCC), which is an outreach ministry of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT).
New applications are released each January and are due May 1. New fellows are selected and announced in late June or early July with a fellowship orientation in Omaha, Nebraska in September. Fellows begin their 13-month placement in January.
Past fellows have included individuals from the U.S., Canada and Europe, as well as local candidates from the country where the fellowship is served.
Fellowship Sponsor: Mosaic
Mosaic is a whole-person healthcare organization dedicated to serving people with diverse needs for more than 100 years. The Mosaic network reaches across 13 states providing supports to more than 4,900 people in the USA. Our international ministry came to life in 1994 when faith leaders in Latvia approached us about supporting a startup organization working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Around the world, services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are absent or extremely limited. In the last 29 years, we’ve partnered with organizations in Latvia, Romania and Tanzania.
Tanzania Program Overview
Building a Caring Community, a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, works with 220 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 11 day centers in Moshi or through home visits by outreach workers from BCC.
The Carman International Fellowship also includes an economic development/poverty reduction component through social businesses and a microcredit loan program, as well as a global health component through PROMOT Health, a whole-person healthcare program for participants. An inclusive primary education program and young adult vocational training are also key components of the BCC program.
For more information on the work Mosaic International is involved in, please visit www.mosaicinfo.org/international.
- Stipend and housing allowance
- Paid round-trip travel to Tanzania
- Emergency healthcare insurance stipend
- 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 coupled with strong local support in Tanzania
Fellowship Job Description
Fellowship Duties Will Include:
- Embracing an accompaniment model of in-country ownership, management and self-governance
- Consultation and collaboration with 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 Mosaic National Supports in Omaha
- 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:
- 12-month commitment to living and working in Moshi, Tanzania starting in January 2025
- Bachelor’s degree
- Ability to work under remote supervision to meet goals/deadlines, balance a variety of tasks, projects and other duties
- Ability to work in an accompaniment model and faith-based environment in partnership with local staff, pastors and other church leaders
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Master’s Degree (or experience equivalent) in International Studies, International Relations, Global or Public Health, or related field
- Previous field experience in cross-cultural or international setting
- 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)
How to Apply
Application deadline: May 1, 2024
For more information or to receive an application, please contact:
The Rev. Twila Schock
Vice President of Church Relations and International Programming
4980 S. 188th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
E: [email protected]
P: (708) 704-7755
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