Work With Us 2017-05-21T17:51:00+00:00

WORK WITH US IN KENYA


“A Better World starts with a Better Me”

What

Open position: Volunteer Coordinator.

This is a really unique opportunity to join an inspiring bunch of people in Africa and support an innovative grassroots initiative aimed for sustainable development of a school & care center in western Kenya.

Who

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual as a right-hand man/women for our busy Program Coordinator in day-to-day operations, project implementation and volunteer coordination.

Through applying your natural organisational skills and desire to spontaneously put on your creative hat at any moment you can, you will be helping to design and coordinate weekly schedules that will consistently blow people away and create happy volunteers, happy children, a happy team and immense project impact!

You will become a valued day-to-day go-to for volunteers – you will absolutely love guiding volunteers through their experience and exceeding expectations. You’ll also always be at the side of Mama Dolfine and the local team of teachers, supporting whatever it takes to make everything mega smooth, impactful and fulfilling every day.

Where

This adventurous and rewarding position is located in an semi-developed laid-back community in western Kenya and whilst there can be challenges to face working in such a spot, there are also many big rewards, for the right person.

This is a beautiful place to live and work, it’s green and the air could not be fresher, and although it will be challenging and frustrating at times, the Korando Educational Center we are embedded is incredibly warm and hospitable.

You need to be ready and willing to work productively and calmly against occasional power-limitations and internet issues, local rules and ways of doing things within a different pace and enjoy immersing in respecting and learning from different cultures.

This is not a 9-5 job it’s more of a lifestyle you need to be looking for. But it is also a great way to be involved in real grassroots development work in Africa.

Passion

We only want to hear from very passionate fun people with a genuine drive to help us strengthen our operation, develop our model and create sustainable impact for our volunteers and the Korando Educational Center. There’s lots of ways we can improve, we are not a big organisation with years of experience so it’s the chance to be a genuine part of it’s growing success over the coming years. And, there are definitely opportunities to grow within the organisation.

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You

If you are a bright ambitious individual with drive to learn and grow, a great people person who appreciates individuals from all walks of life, brilliant at listening, an astute and natural leader, an inspirational character, someone that embraces challenges and thrives off the opportunity to problem solve … plus interested in developing or starting an exciting career in Africa, this could be just what you were looking for.

 Overall goals of position

  • Receive and coordinate volunteer applications, hold Skype interviews and carefully choose like-minded individuals striving to make a real difference in this world
  • Work alongside Mama Dolfine and the local staff to design and coordinate weekly volunteer and project schedules
  • Help coordinate our local team of teachers and international volunteers day to day to ensure smooth project implementation and a top-notch volunteer experiences
  • Support the implementation of projects and help maintain momentum with and without volunteers
  • Consult and support individual volunteers regularly and strategically guide their involvement for maximum impact
  • Be the right-hand person for our Project Manager discussing strategy and problem solving
  • Inspire volunteers and be an approachable go-to on a daily basis
  • Help run Better Me’s Facebook page with daily photo and news updates
  • Support in-country operations and help manage any emergency situations that may arise
  • Help identify opportunities to fundraise for the Korando Educational Center either locally or internationally
  • Contribute to the overall strategy for the Better Me Foundation as it grows

Essential skills & characteristics

  • A minimum of 1-2 years working/ volunteering within a team environment, preferably in a leadership role
  • Work experience in development isn’t essential, although experience of Africa is beneficial
  • A strategic mind is important to drive and achieve positive, sustainable change
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable and adventurous
  • An excellent communicator and a natural leader
  • The ability to respect and work with different cultures
  • Excellent organisational and management skills
  • Entrepreneurial flair
  • Positive, ambitious and passionate
  • Reliable and hard-working
  • Thick-skinned! (this is semi-developed Africa and you’re working on a relatively new concept beyond financial handouts and with a big mix of demanding volunteers from around the world!!)
  • Aspirational with ambition to grow with Better Me
  • Drivers license
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in social media (Facebook, Instagram etc.)

The Package

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Remuneration: Voluntary position in Kenya, we will provide full board, comfortable accommodation and a loving family environment.

Term: 6-12 month contract – extendable

Flights: International flights will be organised and covered yourself – we will await you at the airport in Kisumu, Kenya 🙂

Start: June 2017

Accommodation: Sustainable Volunteer Dome Home

Application: If you think you’ve got the knowledge, personality, drive and passion to add value to our organisation then we want to hear from you and see how we can add value to your life in return!

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