Carman International Fellowship

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 09

Position description

Building a Caring Community, a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, works with 200 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 nine day centers in Moshi or through home visits by outreach workers from BCC.

The program also includes an economic development/poverty reduction component through social businesses, as well as preventative healthcare component through PROMOT Health. An inclusive education program was also launched in 2015 in partnership with the Moshi Public School Authorities, as part of the BCC program.

For more information on the work Mosaic International is involved in, please visit:  

Benefits of Fellowship

  • Monthly fellowship stipend and housing allowance
  • Paid round-trip travel to Tanzania
  • Emergency healthcare insurance
  • 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
  • Strong local support in Tanzania – a stable, peaceful country

Fellowship Duties Will Include:

  • Consulting with and supporting 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 student researchers, international volunteers, volunteer groups, and donor visits and cultivate relationships with donors
  • Coordinating and communicating between local office in Tanzania and US headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Contributing writing, photography and videography for use in Mosaic International's outreach efforts
  • Liaise with in-country partners, both local and international
  • Assist with preparing grant proposals and grant reporting
  • Work with BCC and Mosaic to create strategic plans, including assessing program impact to date
  • Assist with structuring implementation of new grants and programs, working closely with program staff, Mosaic, funders, and partner organizations
  • Lay groundwork for program growth, including needs assessments, logistical analyses, and target outcomes
  • Other duties developed around candidate's interests, abilities and experience that will contribute to the BCC program


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 13-month commitment to living and working in Moshi, Tanzania starting September 2017
  • Bachelor's degree in International Studies, International Relations, Global or Public Health, or related field with focus on international development
  • Previous field experience in an international setting
  • Ability to work under remote supervision to meet goals and deadlines
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks, projects and other duties
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment in partnership with an all-local staff
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Familiarity with the SDGs, the CRPD, and other international frameworks related to disability

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in International Studies, International Relations, Global or Public Health, or related field
  • Previous field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 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)

Application instructions

Contact Mosaic International Program Director Meritt Buyer to receive an application packet, or with any questions about this opportunity.

Email: [email protected]

To learn more about this opportunity please visit:

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on

follow us on Twitter