Volunteer Environmental Sustainability Supervisor, Tanzania

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    An exciting, career-boosting, volunteer opportunity exists for a driven individual, passionate about environmental conservation and the development of Africa’s rural poor. Join the Food Water Shelter (fws) team to build and operate an environmentally sensitive and sustainable children’s village in Tanzania, East Africa - home to 56 vulnerable women and children:
    ? Counterpart for 12 months with Tanzanian staff and international volunteers;
    ? Use permaculture principles to development and maintain an organic farm, biodigesters, compost toilets, rainwater harvesting, etc;
    ? Use your creativity to implement new ideas such as mushroom production, rabbit breeding or beekeeping;
    ? Assist in community education programs.
    See https://www.foodwatershelter.org.au to ‘get involved’ and for further details. Application close 30th April.

    Join the fws team on this unique project to build and operate an environmentally sensitive and sustainable children’s village in Tanzania, Africa. The Kesho Leo Children’s Village will become the home of 40 disadvantaged and orphaned children and 16 vulnerable and widowed women. The role of Environmental Sustainability Supervisor will be to assist in meeting the living needs of the residents and also become an example to the wider community of sustainable agriculture and appropriate environmental systems.

    As the Environmental Sustainability Supervisor, you will counterpart with Tanzanian staff and international volunteers to develop and maintain the environmental and agricultural systems at Kesho Leo. Through assisting the development of our organic farm and environmental systems, you will assist in the growth of Kesho Leo becoming a sustainable user of food, water, shelter and energy.

    Following the principles of permaculture, the Environmental Sustainability Supervisor will assist in the early development of this project and a broad range of systems such as biodigesters for biogas production, compost toilets, small scale livestock management, rainwater harvesting and aquaculture. Use your skills and creativity to redevelop two hectares of traditionally farmed land into a productive organic farm.

    The success of this project will be enhanced by your enthusiasm and ability to disseminate this knowledge and the practical use of these systems to the wider community, mostly small-scale commercial and subsistence farmers. The Environmental Sustainability Supervisor will be responsible for managing and sometimes leading community education in simple processes such as compost making, organic farming and rainwater harvesting.

    The Environmental Sustainability Supervisor will counterpart directly with our Tanzanian Farm Manager. Working in a capacity building role, the aim is that new ideas and skills will be passed between local staff and international volunteers to ensure the sustainability of the project. The Volunteer will gain ground-level skills and knowledge of working in Tanzania.

    To Apply for this Position contact fws volunteer co-ordinator Shona Arneil at [email protected]. Any enquires can also be directed to Shona or further information found at https://www.foodwatershelter.org.au. Applications close on 30 April!
     

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