Neema Crafts
Location: Tanzania
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Arts, Leadership & Management, Social Action
Posted: 6 Jan 2022
Closes: 28 Feb 2022

General Manager/s

Neema Crafts


The Neema Crafts Centre in Iringa, Tanzania has been training, empowering and employing people with disabilities since 2003. Its crafts workshops and cafe have become a beacon of hope to people living with disability from across the region and a much-loved tourist destination. Neema Crafts is a social enterprise under the Anglican Diocese of Ruaha, who are looking for suitable candidates to support the existing administrative team at the centre. This is an ideal role for a married couple. 


  • Building good relationships with the local team
  • Supporting the office staff to oversee financial activities
  • Support the Operations and Production Managers to oversee customer orders and crafts production
  • Overseeing the procurement process at the centre
  • Supporting the HR Manager and Chaplain in the pastoral work with the staff and trainees
  • Oversee building and equipment maintenance at the centre. 
  • Reporting on the progress of the centre
  • Liaising with SAFI Tanzania NGO, to develop new crafts projects/ranges at the centre
  • Support the cafe staff with quality control and customer service.  


  • Committed faith in Jesus and to personal growth 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, having empathy and willingness to understand others
  • A good communicator and able teacher
  • A flexible and creative problem solver
  • Understanding of enterprise and business management
  • Experience in running accounts would be beneficial.
  • Some practical skills are very useful, as well as any experience crafts production and catering. 
  • Language skills are not required; however you will be expected to undergo language training in both Swahili and Tanzanian sign language in your first six months. 


  • Free Swahili and Tanzanian sign-language training
  • Onsite training in Quickbooks, Inflow and Shopify software
  • Free accommodation in Gangilonga, Iringa (only 15 mins walk from town/work) in a spacious 4 bedroom house 
  • Wide scope for developing new projects supporting PWDs 
  • Establishing great friendships with some of the world's most inspiring people 
  • 2 hours drive from one of the largest of Tanzania’s National Parks (Ruaha)
  • Welcoming English speaking community church and many vibrant Swahili churches. 


As well as free accommodation in Tanzania, this role offers a stipend of up to £20,000/year for a couple. This will be funded by the UK based Charity See Ability First International (SAFI). This stipend is adequate to cover flights and medical cover as well as living expenses for a couple, however candidates may wish to do some additional fundraising if they wish to run a vehicle etc. 

Interested candidates should email: before February 28th 2022

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Neema Crafts

Neema Crafts provides training and employment opportunities for over 120 people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania. It also aims to change negative attitudes towards people with disabilities in the local society.
P.O.Box 329
Tel: +255 262702499