Organization: Exponential Education
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018
The Community Development Volunteer will support Exponential Education’s presence both in community development as well as in our school based programs and staff development activities. The primary purpose of the CDV is to assist the Program Manager (PM) in developing informal, community-based activities for achieving the broader goals of Exponential Education in the communities in which it works. This involves a broad set of skills, competencies and learning opportunities, focused on education, social issues, building community support and liaising with local government and traditional leadership. Alongside community development, the CDV will support Expo in its mentorship of its program associates, particularly in building their ICT capacity and helping them with goal setting and planning. Finally, the CDV will assist the program team generally, as well as working with the Director of Operations (DO) and Executive Director (ED) on fundraising and external communications. For this role Expo seeks enthusiastic self-starters with a passion for youth/community development and, ideally, a background in ICT and/or literacy/reading.
The Current Project
Currently, Exponential Education is developing a community learning space in one of our operating areas. The space is part of a house, given to Expo by local traditional leadership and currently used for housing volunteers and other people working in the community. The purpose of this space will be to provide out-of-school learning opportunities for both children and adults in the community. Currently the two potential focus areas will be ICT skills and literacy, however there is potential for this to expand into other areas and activities. With our current network there is potential to constantly increase the ICT capacity of this space and to use it to provide innovative, network based learning opportunities for the local community.
Roles and Responsibilities
Community Development (50%)
Staff training/support (20%)
Program Support (20%)
External Communications & Fundraising (10%)
Support and Compensation
While this position is an unpaid volunteer position, Expo will provide the following benefits:
As it is an unpaid position, the applicant should consider it as a learning opportunity and a chance for personal and career growth. The placement will be for two school terms which will be from early January until mid-July. Should a volunteer wish to come earlier or stay longer this can be negotiated.
The Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is a young person looking to gain experience in working abroad, especially in the fields of education and community development. They ideally have the following skills/experiences/characteristics:
How to apply:
We encourage all applicants, regardless of background to apply for this position. Expo promotes an organization-as-family approach and is committed to the development and happiness of all staff members and volunteers. We are excited to hear from anyone who shares our passion for youth, education and social justice. To apply for this position, or for any questions regarding the position, please e-mail a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!