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Archivist and Records Officer

Organisation : The School of St. Jude

Location : International

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Administration & Office Support

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Aug, 2020

About the role

Who are you

  • You have fantastic attention to detail and are passionate about organizing and preserving documents
  • You are a dynamic and strategic thinker, with the ability to work independently and provide support and advice to other staff
  • You have a positive, can-do attitude and be an all-round admin genius who is capable of juggling a variety of tasks
  • You go to sleep at night dreaming of best ways to implement archiving strategies, cataloguing records and preserving historical documents


What you’ll do

  • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
  • Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
  • Mentor and direct activities of workers who will assist in arranging, cataloguing, exhibiting and maintaining collections of valuable materials.
  • Preserve records, documents, and objects, copying records to digital formats as necessary.
  • Authenticate and appraise historical documents and archival materials.


What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years’ experience in archiving and records management essential
  • Outstanding administration skills, including excellent data entry experience
  • High-level organisational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
  • International applicant willing to move to Tanzania for a period of 6 months (maximum)
  • Confident, independent and highly skilled problem solver who can hit the ground running and delve deep into the St Jude’s archives


About the organisation

Organisation Name : The School of St. Jude

The School of St Jude is a pioneering leader in charitable education within Africa. We are giving 1,800 students a 100% free, quality education, 100’s of graduates access to higher education and 30,000+ Tanzanians quality teaching each year. St Jude’s is funded by generous supporters from around the world who make our mission of giving bright, poor Tanzanian students a free, quality education possible. 


Why us

  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to fight poverty through education and make a positive impact in Tanzania
  • 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: housing benefit allowance and access to furnished on-campus accommodation (WiFi included); plus contract completion incentives
  • A flexible and supportive community of international and local employees
  • Ample opportunities for career progression and development

How to apply

Click apply now to send your cover letter and an up to date Curriculum Vitae (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/ADM/MKT/03/20)

Please note, for the successful candidate the start is anytime from the now. Schools in Tanzania have reopened and are operating as usual and international airports are open without two weeks quarantine for people arriving. It will up to the successful candidate as to whether they feel comfortable travelling to Tanzania.


Please quote in application: Archivist and Records Officer via Pro Bono Australia.



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