2019 Volunteer Programme Vacancies
VC receives requests for volunteers from our partners in the developing world who identify needs for particular skills in their projects that cannot be fulfilled locally. We then recruit, train, and place suitable candidates for these roles. Together with the partner we endeavour to source funding for the specific project into which the volunteer will be employed. These recruits are often graduates of the VC training course.
We have a range of needs identified by our partners in the field, most ranging from 12-36 months, some specialised and some general. We are currently recruiting for projects which will commence in 2019 and wish to build a panel of suitably qualified, prepared candidates ready for placement.
Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles
Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for the roles below. These roles are not salaried but are funded from the Overseas Aid Budget and have Volunteer Development Worker (VDW) status (PRSI contributions paid by the Irish Government). VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to cover flights. Accommodation will be provided free of charge. Insurance will be covered by VC group policy. Start dates will depend on applicant experience and VC training process.
|Early Childhood Teacher – Dominican Republic|
|An early childhood teacher with Montessori experience is required to help develop and design programmes for pre-school children of sugar cane workers who currently have no access to early childhood education or early intervention programmes locally. The Volunteer Development Worker Montessori Teacher will work with existing and newly hired local pre-school teachers to help build their capacity, set up training and mentoring programmes and identify and train local counterparts to take over the role. The Volunteer Development Worker Montessori Teacher ideally should speak Spanish or be willing to undertake Spanish classes.|
|Early Childhood Teacher Trainer – Uganda|
|Our partner organisation in Moyo, Northern Uganda requires a suitably qualified Early Childhood Teacher or Specialist in Early Childhood Education to share their knowledge, international skills, and experience with local teacher training staff. The project is an important interventional education programme which aims to positively impact less-advantaged children and economically disadvantaged families to enable them compete with those who are already accessing this level of education in Uganda and in neighbouring countries. The project will build the capacity of trainee Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers and their trainers by developing the newly established West Nile ECD Teacher Training Institute with an overall aim of developing and implementing a grassroots teacher training programme in the Moyo district of Northern Uganda.|
|Occupational Therapist – Haiti|
|Our partner in Port au Prince, Haiti seeks a qualified Occupational Therapist for it’s Special Needs Programme. The Programme provides residential, educational and therapeutic services to children and adults with physical and neurological disabilities and their families. It does so with the stated aim of achieving participation, equality and full human rights for individuals with disability in Haiti, where poverty, prejudice and a lack of state services can often lead to the neglect and abandonment of this vulnerable population. In addition to its core activities, the Special Needs Programme uses training, advocacy and partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations to work towards this aim.|
|Senior Teacher/ School Inspector / Education Professional – Uganda|
|An experienced education professional is required to bring an international perspective in order to implement a whole school improvement plan across all schools in a Diocese in Uganda. This role, working alongside with a great local team, will suit a senior teacher or schools inspector.|
|Business Development Manager – Zambia|
|This project in Ndola in Zambia requires a volunteer with strong business development and management skills and with an interest in media for phase II of an exciting media project. The volunteer will aim to
develop growth and capacity of the project through Strategic and financial planning, develop partnerships/alliances, management formulation and adoption of improved policies and processes.
|Legal / Mediation Specialist (Human Rights) – Uganda|
|A volunteer development worker with mediation, justice and peace and/or legal or human rights experience is required to work alongside existing staff members in a Justice & Peace office in Catholic Diocese in Uganda. The volunteer will aim to mentor local staff to coordinate and promote their work more effectively, and to demonstrate results to a wider audience thereby attracting more donor support for the work. The volunteer will provide formal training to build local skills in specialist facilitation techniques which are essential when working with vulnerable and traumatised people (e.g those in refugee camps) and
will increase the effectiveness of programme delivery.
|Teachers – Cambodia|
|These roles, in an education project in the North West of Cambodia aim to improve the quality of education in the area through an integrated and mutli-faceted education program for the many marginalised children and youth.|
Full training and support is offered. Please email us or call us on +353 (0)1 8689986 for further details.