Employemnt Opportunites

While MRA is primarily a volunteer run organization, we occasionally have openings for dedicated, talented and extraordinary individuals. Please check back here for future opportunities.

Kenya

Position Title: Goat Project Field Service Coordinator

Job Description as downloadable PDF

Reports To: Founder Medical Relief Alliance
Location: Transmara District, Kenya
Starting Salary: Kshs. 7,200 per month
Tenure: Performance based with monthly outcomes
Send CVs and References to: mra@mra‐africa.org

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides field support to beneficiaries of Goat Hope program and maintains weekly communication via phone and/or email with founder and board members in USA.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Functions as main contact of Medical Relief Alliance in Transmara District Maintains records for all dairy goats include health, births, deaths, purchases etc
  • Completes and submits monthly reports to founders
  • Collaborates with government officials and veterinary officers to expand the project
  • Travels extensively to visit with each beneficiary at least on a weekly basis
  • Travels to Tanzania upon request to complete site visits
  • Facilitates beneficiaries monthly meetings including taking minutes
  • Functions as the organizations public relations officer in Transmara and other parts of Kenya
  • Creates and sustains partnerships and networks with individuals and organizations that can advance the mission of the organization and the projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be nominated by current Goat Hope beneficiaries
  • Must have access to a phone and internet
  • Ability to speak English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of livestock rearing practices
  • Ability to complete reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Creative and ability to advocate on behalf of beneficiaries with local government, companies and the Transmara community at large
  • Ability to travel locally and into other countries

Position Title: Goat Farm Manager

Job Description as downloadable PDF

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Reports To: Regional Director
Location: Embu, Kirinyaga District, Kenya
Starting Salary: 30,000 – 50,000 KShs per month
Tenure: Performance based with monthly outcomes
Send CVs and References to: mra@mra‐africa.org

Core Responsibilities:

  • Enhance and expand dairy goat farm processes and effectively manage a team of 2-4 farm assistants. The goal of the incumbent is to participate in expanding a goat herd of 40 dairy goats to 300 dairy goats in 48-months through births and purchase initiatives.
  • S/he ensures production of 150 liters of milk are produced, stored and processed on a daily basis and grows this initiative to over 1000 liters of milk daily in 48-months. Must be able to present and implement their plan of annually doubling milk production.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the goat herd expansion
  • Supervise feeding, milking, reproduction, births, treatment, purchase, etc of dairy goats on a daily basis
  • Hire and train farm assistants
  • Provide purchasing, record keeping and account reconciliation for farm
  • Participate in community based initiatives of the farm when requested by Regional Director
  • Maintain safety and security of goat herds at all times
  • Creates and sustains partnerships and networks with individuals and organizations that can advance the mission of the organization and the projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with organic farm methods
  • Experience managing livestock farms, dairy goat farm experience preferred
  • Experience working with rural community development projects
  • Desire to work in a values-driven nonprofit organization
  • Handy, great communicator, full of integrity

Tanzania

Position Title: Goat Project Field Service Coordinator

Job Description as downloadable PDF

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Reports To: Founder Medical Relief Alliance
Location: Kindimba Juu Village, Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania
Starting Salary: 150,000 – 170,000 TZS per month
Tenure: Performance based with monthly outcomes
Send CVs and References to: mra@mra‐africa.org

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides field support to beneficiaries of Goat Hope program and maintains weekly communication via phone and/or email with founder and board members in USA.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Functions as main contact of Medical Relief Alliance in Ruvuma Region
  • Maintains records for all dairy goats include health, births, deaths, purchases etc
  • Completes and submits monthly reports to founder
  • Collaborates with government officials and veterinary officers to expand the project
  • Travels extensively to visit with each beneficiary at least on a weekly basis
  • Travels to Kenya for training
  • Facilitates beneficiaries monthly meetings including taking minutes
  • Functions as the organizations public relations officer in Ruvuma and greater Tanzania
  • Creates and sustains partnerships and networks with individuals and organizations that can advance the mission of the organization and the projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Member of Kindimba Juu Village in good standing
  • Must be nominated by current Goat Hope beneficiaries and seconded by TZ MRA project Coordinator
  • Must have access to a phone and internet
  • Ability to speak English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of livestock rearing
  • Ability to complete reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Creative ability to advocate on behalf of beneficiaries with local government, companies and the Ruvuma community at large
  • Ability to travel locally and into other countries
  • Employee picture and profile will be posted on website

Additionally, if you are willing to volunteer your time and abilities to MRA Africa, you can download an application form as a Volunteer as a PDF.

If you have any further questions about employment, or volunteering, send us an e-mail at mra@mra‐africa.org. Our collaborative effort continues to save lives and transform communities in Africa, beginning with Kenya.

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