MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit www.meda.org.
In addition to employment opportunities, MEDA recruits individuals for short-term business/technical expert volunteer roles. These are highly competitive opportunities, available to senior level, experienced individuals who would like to make an impact using their business and/or technical skills in an international development context.
If you would like to be considered for a business or technical expert volunteer opportunity, please upload a cover letter and your resume and complete all of the required additional fields in order to create a volunteer profile. More information on the specific opportunities will be provided as they become available. Descriptions of the current opportunities are at the bottom of this posting.
Business and Technical Expert Volunteers are persons who are not MEDA employees, but are volunteers, engaged to provide specific business consulting and/or technical expertise for a particular opportunity. Most opportunities are 10-20 days in an international location, such as Tanzania, to perform specific tasks within a specified duration. A portion of orientation, travel, accommodation and per diem costs may be covered for the selected volunteers depending on project budgets available and the volunteer agreement entered.
In order to apply you must meet the following requirements:
Volunteer Opportunities - Please keep scrolling down to see all opportunities!
Volunteer TANZANIA: To provide surge capacity to the Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program’s business development services component. The selected volunteers will provide technical assistance and business support to selected business service providers. For further description of opportunities, please visit our website. Volunteer flights, accommodation, per diems, mobile phone expenses and insurance costs are covered for duration of the Volunteer Tanzania program.
The ENGINE program is a four-year USAID-funded Feed the Future program awarded through the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) that aims to streamline and enhance many of the regulatory, informational, and financial channels that encourage domestic and foreign investment in the southern agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro, and Iringa, and in Zanzibar.
Multiple Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Tanzania (various regions)
Please visit the MEDA Careers page to see specific opportunities currently available and to apply directly.
If you wish to submit a generic volunteer application, please apply on this posting.
1. Please read and acknowledge below your support of MEDA's Corporate Statement
2. Please read our About MEDA statement and acknowledge below how you integrate your faith/spirituality into your work.
Areas of Business and Technical Expertise
We ask all volunteers to contribute to volunteerism and promotion of MEDA's work creating business solutions to poverty by sharing photos, blogs and experiences after the volunteer trip in their communities and on MEDA's website.