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.
VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to cover flights/internal travel.
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.
Project Support Officer – VC Office, Uganda
The Volunteer development worker will work alongside the VC Uganda Co-Ordinator and closely with the VC Mission Development and Projects Officer in Dublin – whose roles involve the securing and management of financial support for VC partner projects, and ongoing compliance with VC and funder requirements, monitoring and evaluation and liaison with partners, volunteer development workers, and funders. The volunteer will also assist VC Uganda with accreditation in the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI).
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 and health 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)
Physiotherapist – Uganda
An experienced physiotherapist is required to support and mentor existing team in a special needs school setting which covers a varied range of conditions – both physical and intellectual. The volunteer physiotherapist will offer his/her expertise to build capacity, introduce best practice techniques and training (in client assessment, treatment programmes, use of equipment and aids, etc.) help design and deliver awareness programmes for the students families and caregivers as well as create local and international links to help the school strive to reach it’s strategic objectives in terms of services and capacity.
Maternal & Child Health Programme Manager – Uganda
Working in the Muhabura Anglican diocese, with the supervision of the local head of the health department, the VC volunteer development worker with expertise in health programme management will mentor and accompany Muhabura diocesan health staff, in the management and co-ordination of its Mother and Child Health (MCH).This project aims to improve MCH care services especially in hard to reach areas so as to contribute to a reduction in the overall maternal and infant child mortality rate in Kisoro district. The approach to be used will ensure ownership and empowerment of local community through training and mentoring.
Physiotherapist – Haiti
Speech and Language Therapist – Haiti
Our partner Special Needs Programme in Haiti 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 NPFS Special Needs Programme uses training, advocacy and partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations to work towards this aim. The project currently seeks a qualified physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and PE teacher in order to continue to provide and further develop these essential services.
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