Refugee Centre Volunteer

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.

Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

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

Fundraising/ Marketing Manager

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

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.

IT Professional

Asia, Administration, 1-11 months, Consultant / Job ID: 1576

A 55-bed hospital provides quality care at affordable prices to the people of this region in the spirit of Christ.

This job involves information technology and computers.

A trained person for information technology and computers.

Ultrasound Technician

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 152

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas this sixty-bed hospital provides care to rural families who suffer from diseases common in the West such as diabetes as well as from TB typhoid burns etc. Large numbers of ill children and women with obstetrical emergencies and complications are also attended to. The hospital is in a small village with a population of several thousand located three hours north of the capital city and on an ancient silk route. The area is predominantly agrarian and mountainous with a quite warm summer weather and occasional snow in the winter.The hospital has sixty beds divided into male female obstetric wards a dozen private rooms and 15-bed nursery. Two operating rooms are in use. Several hundred patients are seen each day in outpatient clinics. The hospital was started in 1956 at its present location.

There is a need for an ultrasound technician who would be able to teach ultrasound and participate in clinical ultrasonography.

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

Dentist

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, Consultant / Job ID: 151

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas this sixty-bed hospital provides care to rural families who suffer from diseases common in the West such as diabetes as well as from TB typhoid burns etc. Large numbers of ill children and women with obstetrical emergencies and complications are also attended to. The hospital is in a small village with a population of several thousand located three hours north of the capital city and on an ancient silk route. The area is predominantly agrarian and mountainous with a quite warm summer weather and occasional snow in the winter.The hospital has sixty beds divided into male female obstetric wards a dozen private rooms and 15-bed nursery. Two operating rooms are in use. Several hundred patients are seen each day in outpatient clinics. The hospital was started in 1956 at its present location.

Short term dental help at the hospital training dental staff

There are opportunities for both long- and short-term volunteers to help support the two dentists through encouraging and training. Volunteers should be professionally qualified. In this challenging environment it is helpful to have a hardy personality and a good sense of humor.

Physicians – all sorts

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.

Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 262

This busy obstetric and gynaecological centre with paediatric inpatient care for neonates and infants and outpatient care for under 5s is a 100-bed hospital which gives government-recognised midwifery training to young women from the Christian community. A Community Development Programme is being re-established in an area affected by floods several years ago.

An experienced female obstetrician/gynaecologist is needed urgently.

An experienced and qualified female ob-gyn.

Accountant/Finance Consultant

Asia, Administration, Consultant / Job ID: 897

Various NGOs throughout the country provide a variety of services from medical educational and community development.

There is a general need for national staff to be taught accountancy best-practices and trained on new programs and past records to be examined.

The qualified person will have experience in accounting and on various software programs as well as the ability to teach both basic and advanced financial skills.