Organisation: The School of St Jude

Position: International Sponsor Liaison Officer (Arusha Tanzania)

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Reference: TSOSJ/HR/BSJ/04/19

Closing date: 02/12/2019 (day/month/year)

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International Sponsor Liaison Officer (Arusha Tanzania)

The School of St Jude


Use your skills to help one of Africa’s most successful international education charities!

The School of St Jude is a pioneering leader in charitable education within Africa. We are giving 1,800 students free, high-quality education, 100’s of graduates higher education and 10,000+ Tanzanians quality teaching each year.

We are seeking a visionary, Sponsor Liaison officer who can deliver high quality communications to sponsors of Community Service Year (CSY) interns and Tertiary scholars participating in the Beyond St Jude’s (BSJ) program.

Do you love writing and have a passion for community development and a strong interest in NGOs? Then apply now.

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and annual review of the BSJ communications plan, calendar and annual workflow program.
  • Update sponsors on the progress of their sponsored CSY intern/s and/or Tertiary scholar/s.
  • Record all Sponsor Beyond communications correctly in CiviCRM.
  • Participate in visits to interns and scholars to collect information for communications.
  • Draft email templates and content for communication with existing and new sponsors of interns and scholars.
  • Provide information and templates to the Supporter Relations team for communications to VIP’s of interns and scholars.
  • Develop new and innovative ideas to engage sponsors and improve sponsorship retention and renewal cycle.
  • Review and update BSJ communications procedures.
  • Identify solutions to sponsor issues in consultation with HOD, Beyond St Jude’s, and Head of Sponsor Relations for VIPS’s.
  • Effectively record and maintain sponsor, intern and scholar records in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Support BSJ’s intern and scholar sponsor allocation strategy; advise on correct allocation of packages and maintain accurate records.
  • Effectively work with and communicate across all business and academic teams.


  • Periodically suggest improvements to the departments’ procedures and submit to supervisor for approval.
  • Participate in House Checks as requested by Community Relations team.
  • 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 Manager and Founding Director.



Candidate requirements

Skills and Required Experience

  • Degree or Masters in relating to the job.
  • Able to work independently under general supervision.
  • At least one year of work experience in a relevant field.
  • Ability to set and meet objectives.
  • Ability to set personal schedules to meet team timelines.
  • Ability to lead small projects over short-term and longer timeframes.
  • Ability to support and mentor other team members in communication.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, databases, and Indesign).

Other Attributes

  • 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!
  • Energetic, consistent and dedicated personality.
  • Work well independently and as part of a team of Tanzanian staff and international employees/ short term volunteers.
  • Have good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges.

Additional comments


  • 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 and 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 (pro-rated for contracts less than 24 months).


Additional information (pdf): See pdf

How to apply

How to Apply

Complete the following:

  • A Cover letter (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/BSJ/04/19)
  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  • A completed Application Form.
  • Email the document to




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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2019-12-02

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