Refugee Centre Volunteer

West Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1374

The international church in our city operates a community centre for the many thousands of people living here as refugees. By using a trauma-informed approach which focuses on welcome and life-giving relationships we seek to be an expression of love and care for those who are here seeking safety.

Our community centre is an inclusive space and we have volunteers from a wide range of ages and nationalities. There are currently opportunities to assist with programs and activities including language clubs (spoken English and the local language) a therapeutic art club for women (especially with child care) administrative duties and hospitality for our friends who are refugees. Positive relationships are the cornerstone of our work being friendly and open to appropriate cross-cultural friendship is vital. While not strictly necessary spoken Arabic or Persian (Dari/Farsi) would be extremely helpful. Note that in order to maintain an environment of predictability short-term volunteers must be prepared to serve for a minimum of six months (preferably twelve months).

Volunteers at the community centre will be eager to reflect the character of Christ as they interact with people from often-conservative cultural and religious backgrounds. The needs and lives of these people can be unpredictable so personal flexibility and a willingness to help out in whatever capacity that is needed is essential. Some understanding of the psychological and emotional issues that forced displacement and trauma can produce will be very helpful as are strong self-care skills. All volunteers should be prepared to work within a multi-ethnic team.

English Teacher/Trainer

South East Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1342

A private English language training center provides fun lessons for Kindergarten and primary children teens and adults.

We are looking for native English speakers who are willing to teach English give training to teachers and help with curriculum development.

In order to obtain a long-term visa for this role an undergraduate degree and either 5 years experience or a TESOL/CELTA certificate is required.

IT Trainer

South East Asia, Information Technology, 1-11 months, Consultant / Job ID: 1343

We are an organisation that has been set up to equip and train people in IT skills and provide people with the skills they need to get better jobs. We provide software solutions and computer hardware maintenance services alongside a training program to provide IT vocational training for young people looking for jobs.

We require someone who has skills experience and knowledge in IT to help with staff training and curriculum development for the IT courses that we are running. We are looking for a person who not only loves to share their IT knowledge but who desires to share their life and faith with the people they are working with.

Due to visa limitations this role is best suited as a short-term project (1-4 months). This could either be someone who is available just once or someone who could return on a regular basis. Basic local language would be desirable but it is possible to do the role using English.

Fundraising/ Marketing Manager

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1567

In this organisation we are passionate to create employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Through our non-profit affiliate we provide a path to employment to ensure that women and children never face the threat of human trafficking again. We provide safe and secure employment on-site daycare facilities and wrap-around support allowing each woman to build a bright future for herself and her children. Every day we observe the transforming power of hope and love through employment. We are inviting someone with strong marketing and fundraising skills to grow and improve our production in order to provide more opportunities of freedom and hope to women and children.

Major responsibilities will include developing strategy for social media for both the organisation and the non-profit affiliate and training staff managing volunteers and mobilizing guests and friends creating newsletters catalogues campaigns and events to bring in sales and donations developing marketing campaigns for fundraising and product promotion providing staff training and mentoring to team in our country to support this position and scheduling events speaking engagements and fundraisers each year.

The appointee will have training in marketing communications public relations or business ability to think creatively take initiative and work independently strong IT skills with experience in CRM and a strong commitment to developing opportunities for previously exploited women. S/he will be well organized and resourceful and have strong administrative skills will be able to work well as part of a team to encourage others and to build others skill acquisitions. Experience of cross-cultural living would be helpful.

Production Manager

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1568

At our company we are passionate to create employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Through our non-profit affiliate we provide a path to employment to ensure that women and children never face the threat of human trafficking again. Our company provides safe and secure employment on-site daycare facilities and wrap-around support allowing each woman to build a bright future for herself and her children. Every day we observe the transforming power of hope and love through employment. We are inviting someone with strong management and training skills to grow and improve our production in order to provide more opportunities of freedom and hope to women and children.

The production manager oversees all production quality control policies and procedures. Responsibilities include analyzing and improving production systems ideally using LEAN practices improving sourcing of materials and inventory systems training and supporting administrative and supervisory staff developing training materials and training curriculum using Training Within Industry techniques exploring ways training strategies can increase success of vulnerable women healing from trauma and how these techniques can be applied in other businesses overseeing training programmes throughout our company and partner training programmes using Training Within Industry and Toyota Kata techniques helping promote a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale helping develop strategies to train and employ as many survivors and at-risk women as possible and building alliances and partnerships with other organizations.

Required experience and skills include a Bachelors degree in operations management or related field training and experience in LEAN production and TWI techniques (a willingness to study and learn can be substituted) understanding of sewing both machine and hand the ability to work well as part of a team to encourage others and build others skills resourcefulness and strong administrative skills a strong commitment to developing opportunities for previously exploited women. Experience of cross-cultural living would be helpful.

Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant, Elective / Job ID: 1463

This is a development project situated in a rural area. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work a research hub an English-speaking school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments). There is also a Rehab department for children where mainly children with cerebral palsy are seen but also other children with disabilities. There is a clubfoot program and assistive devices are produced on location.

The project is seeking a physiotherapist or occupational therapist who can support the rehab team with training and with the management of patients with needs outside of the normal problems.

Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Some clinical experience is preferred

Physicians – all sorts

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 144

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas this sixty-bed hospital provides care to rural families suffering from diseases such as diabetes TB typhoid burns etc. Large numbers of ill children and women with obstetrical emergencies and complications are also attended. The hospital has sixty beds and two operating rooms. Several hundred patients are seen each day in outpatient clinics.

We need physicians both male and female. We can receive physicians in most specialties but there is a particular need for a female Obstetrician/Gynecologist as well as Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians. The positions include Monday-to-Friday clinics daily rounds and care for inpatients and also care for OB medical pediatric and general surgery patients as per specialty. All doctors take part in night calls.

Long- and short-term opportunities are available in each profession for both males and females. Volunteers should be professionally qualified in their field. In this challenging environment it is helpful to have a hardy personality and a good sense of humor.

Alternative Energy Consultant

South Asia, Other, Consultant / Job ID: 894

With huge energy shortages and rising prices many hospitals throughout the country are struggling to operate properly to provide appropriate care. These hospitals are looking for individuals able to suggest alternative energy and water supplies as well as possibly start up the projects.

Power and water shortages plague most of this country. Many hospitals struggle to provide care with irregular power supply and water shortages. An individual/team with experience in alternative energy sources and/or water purification methods is needed to help these hospitals continue to provide their valuable services to the communities in which they work.

Qualifications would include experience in alternative energy sources and/or water purification methods. A willingness to be flexible and work in tough environments is essential.

Media Consultant

South Asia, Media, 1-11 months, Consultant / Job ID: 1011

This center provides materials for outreach and discipleship among tribal people.

The center needs someone to help train locals in using software and technology to produce audio and visual materials.

Someone skilled in media production particularly recording and editing of audio and video for use in ministry.

Human Resources Manager

South Asia, Administration, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1648

A local school system that runs 13 schools 4 hostels and a project for womens empowerment.

The school board needs an HR specialist to assist in establishing a good human resources structure and policies.

We need someone who has professional HR knowledge and experience for an organization. Issues include the following: the structure and employment system is loose the evaluation rules and welfare are not consistent there is no proper timekeeping and there is a high turnover rate among school teachers.