2018 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 2018 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.|
|Senior Social Worker – Uganda|
|Our partner organisation in Masaka, Uganda requires a social work specialist to share their knowledge, international skills, and experience with local staff in areas of social work and general management of social programmes delivered by the organisation in a bid to build the local capacity for the future. The engagement of an experienced social worker as part of a capacity building programme will assist local staff increase knowledge, techniques and support them to deliver existing programmes (in an area devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic)|
|HR & Training Specialist – Rwanda|
|Our partner organisation in Rwanda is a vocational training centre for youth – providing skills and qualifications in a wide range of trades. The centre now requires a volunteer development worker (VDW) with experience in HR, recruitment and selection, training and development to further develop the capacity of the centre. The volunteer development worker will assist the local team in the vocational training centre with all relevant aspects pertaining to supporting graduates in their search for employment.The VDW will need a background or experience in human resources, recruitment, training, placement, public relations and will build capacity in the centre by assisting the newly appointed local HR – job placement staff and other members of the department in all relevant aspects pertaining to supporting graduates in their search for employment.|
Partner Funded Roles
Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for the roles below.
These roles are locally funded and volunteers will have Volunteer Development Worker (VDW)
status (PRSI contributions paid by the Irish Government) and will receive a stipend, food, accommodation and access to transport.
|Programme Managers – Various locations, East Africa|
|Our partners in East Africa seek experienced programme managers for senior level roles within established country projects. Candidates must have proven track record in programme management and delivery, working in challenging and fast paced environments.|
|TEFL & Sports Teacher Trainer – Cambodia|
|This role, in an education project in the North West of Cambodia aims to improve the quality of education in the area through an integrated and mutli-faceted education program for the many marginalised children and youth.|
|Special Needs Education (SEN) Teacher Trainer – South Africa|
|An experienced SEN teacher or SNA is required for a special education centre in Port Alfred, South Africa. The centre caters for students aged 8- 18 years with intellectual disabilities who have been assessed as unable to attend mainstream schools. The volunteer will work with existing teachers to introduce an international perspective to their teaching methodologies.|
Other Funded Roles
|Project Administrator – Kenya|
|A Project Administrator with excellent office, admin and project management skills is required for a busy country development office in Nairobi to help establish systems and assist projects team which manages several projects in Kenya and Uganda.|
|Diocesan Education Development – 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.|
Please email us or call us on +353 (0)1 8689986 for further details.
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