Although Tanzania is a developing country in East Africa, it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, being home to the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. Moshi is a small city in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border. It is known as the gateway to Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. While Moshi itself is a relatively small city, it is roughly an hour’s drive from Arusha, the third largest city in Tanzania and the hub to northern circuit safaris.
Host Institution: Mweka College of African Wildlife Management
The college is located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, 14 km north of Moshi municipality. Kilimanjaro International Airport is approximately 60 km from the college. Mweka is situated approximately 545 km north of Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam. It is also positioned approximately 90 km from the East African Cooperation (EAC) headquarters and the tourist destination city of Arusha. Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Mkomazi National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Saadani National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area can all be reached from Mweka within hours. Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Park in Kenya are also within a few hours’ drive from the college.
- The Fellow will teach English writing and speaking skills for students undertaking non-degree and undergraduate courses in wildlife management, i.e., future wildlife officials, wardens, rangers, and customs officials.
- The Fellow will train beginners in English from non-English speaking countries enrolled at the college for various course programs, as indicated above.
- The Fellow will develop resources for teaching.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Pilot the formation of an English club
- Provide English Access Microscholarship Program support (training teachers and giving presentations/lessons to students)
- Other duties in support of RELO/PAS programs as deemed necessary