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The School of St Jude is an education institution, entirely funded by charitable donations, that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha.
We are seeking a creative and energetic individual to fill the position above based in Arusha, Tanzania at The School of St Jude.          


  • We are looking to appoint a Beyond St Jude’s Coordinator to be responsible for the administration of the Beyond St Jude’s Program of Community Service Year and Tertiary studies for St Jude’s graduates.
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for community development and a strong interest in NGOs..

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the BSJ Officers with implementation of the CSY and Tertiary programs.
  • Identify and build key relationships with higher education institutions, both in Tanzania and abroad.
  • Ensure Tertiary Scholars meet their contractual obligations, and undertake disciplinary measures in accordance with the Handbook.
  • Support the BSJ Assistant- Finance in liaising with the Accounts department to coordinate finances for the CSY and Tertiary programs
  • Assist students, interns and scholars with career guidance, scholarship and tertiary applications.
  • Support the BSJ Officer- Tertiary with the implementation of the mentoring program for Tertiary scholars; and mentor Tertiary scholars during their course duration; including visits and reviews.
  • Assist the Beyond St Jude’s team with growth and expansion of the CSY and Tertiary programs.
  • Maintain accurate database records for CSY interns and Tertiary scholars.
  • Adhere to strict annual workflow program.
  • Work with other members of the Beyond St Jude’s team and in other areas of the department’s duties.

Other Duties

  • Periodically suggest improvements to the department’s procedure and submit to your supervisor for approval.
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Department, Manager and Deputy Director and the Employer.

Qualifications, Skills and Competence

  • Bachelor degree with the relevant experience.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven mentorship experience of higher education admissions in Tanzania.
  • Experience for overseas admission and scholarship applications is an added bonus.
  • Good organisational skills, time management, and ability to work independently.
  • Good computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, CiviCRM.

Attributes you need to be a successful St Jude’s staff member

  • Be flexible, open-minded, and tolerant and appreciate the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to make a positive difference performing a variety of tasks; from the mundane to the fun and interesting!
  • Work well independently and as part of a team of Tanzanian staff and international volunteers.
  • Energetic, consistent and dedicated personality.
  • Have good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges.

What we can offer you

  • A local wage that will allow you to live comfortably in Arusha – a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s world-famous national parks.
  • International Employees Benefits Package including: house benefit allowance and access to furnished on-campus accommodation (WiFi included); plus contract completion bonuses.
  • Mid-morning tea & lunch (during working days)
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • Welcoming community of international and local employees.
  • Two weeks paid Christmas holiday in addition to the annual 28 days leave

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