|Kinesi Village, Mara Region, TZ
|805-646-4439 (USA Office)
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Kinesi Village, TZ
Project: Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project
Posted by Monica Marshall over 12 years ago
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Global Resource Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking an experienced permaculturist to support two permaculture plots and thirty family plots in Kinesi Village, Tanzania with permaculture expertise and training. Your job would be to provide onsite guidance, formal training sessions and expertise to the project manager, staff and local participants.
The program participants all have one or more orphans in their household and receive support from GRA’s orphans program. Twelve people from these families are also paid staff and have been working in the plots for a year and a half. Your primary goal would be to expand the program staffs’ knowledge and understanding of permaculture through daily interaction and at least once per week formal onsite training sessions.
Provide expert support to program staff and participants on two permaculture plots: The first is a well-established 2.5 acre (about 1 hectare) garden that needs to be maintained. The other is a 9 acre (about 4 hectare) plot that is under development for growing staple foods like corn and beans and a tree planting project. The 9 acre plot needs the support of someone with excellent knowledge of implementing new and diverse permaculture systems.
Provide formal onsite training sessions to both the program staff and participants at least once a week.
Provide support and expertise on the private plots of 20 participant families.
Help 10 additional families develop a plan to implement their own private plots.
Provide a weekly report of activities to our office in California via email, including progress for the week and observations on how to improve and move forward with the project.
Make a weekly post on the GRA Facebook page about interesting activities and post pictures of the permaculture plots and tree planting campaign.
Permaculture Design Course Certificate (PDC).
Strong background and experience working in a leadership position on permaculture projects.
Experience implementing permaculture in developing countries.
Experience in training others in permaculture principles.
This is a volunteer position with the following expenses paid:
Travel to and from Tanzania.
Meals and housing provided in Kinesi Village.
$500 per month stipend.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email me, Monica, your resume and references and tell me about your permaculture experience and qualifications. [email protected].
You can findout more about volunteering with GRA by visiting globalresourcealliance.org and going to the Volunteer section. There are more photos of the permaculture gardens on Facebook.
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