Saturday, March 29, 2014

Various Positions: Raleigh India (Apply by: 25 April 2014)

DFID International Citizen Service (ICS)

12 Week Volunteer Placement June 2014 – September 2014

Location: Mysore, Karnataka

Apply by: 25 April 2014

Positions available:

Deputy Programme Leader – 1 post

Logistics Manager – 1 post

Administrative officer – 1 post 

ICS is a UK government funded programme (DFID) that works with Indian and UK volunteers to develop an understanding of international development, to have a positive development impact on communities, to develop volunteer’s skills and confidence and to engage volunteers to act as active global citizens post programme by completing an Action @ Home project to show what you have learnt from the programme.

We are recruiting for 3 roles to work at our training centre based 15km outside of Mysore all for 3 months in a voluntary capacity. These are opportunities for people who are interested in the fields of social work, youth development and sustainable development and who are looking for work experience in an international environment. You don’t need specific experience for all of these roles, but you do need to be motivated, enthusiastic and committed.
 You must be at least 23 years of age to apply and be prepared to commit fully to 12 continuous weeks of volunteer work starting from June 2014 ending September 2014. 

About us

Raleigh India is part of Raleigh International, a Sustainable Development NGO. We want to challenge and inspire young volunteers from around the world to work with communities living in poverty. We are offering an opportunity to all young people from across India to join our 3 month programme as volunteers, managers and support staff.
We believe in the passion energy and creativity of young people and that by working together communities and young people are inspired to build a better future.
3 times a year we send small project teams for 10 weeks to 12 marginalised rural communities to deliver awareness raising, livelihood training, health camps and to build infrastructure. These teams are made up of Indian and UK nationals who wish to learn and experience new cultures and share common bonds of friendship through understanding, learning and shared experiences.   
The roles:

Deputy Programme Leader – 1 post

Reporting directly to the Country Programme Leader you will take responsibility for managing 6 project teams. You will also work together with a UK Deputy Programme Leader who has responsibility for the other 6 project teams. This is a key role as you will be responsible for scheduling and delivering training, motivating and building your team, dealing with daily issues, managing breaches of conduct and being the first person Team Leaders turn to with any problems.

This is a demanding and varied role and requires somebody with excellent organisational skills; inter personal skills; conflict resolution management; adaptability; fluency in English both verbal and written; an ability to keep calm under pressure and be a natural leader. You will work in close partnership with the UK DPL and so you must have a good cultural understanding and openness to Western working practices.
For this role you must be at least 25 years old and have experience working within an international context.    

Logistics Manager – 1 post

As Logistics Manager you will report directly to the Country Programme Leader and have the responsibility of ensuring that food and equipment is provided to 12 field teams in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. You will be responsible for forecasting and procurement, ensuring that stocks are maintained and accounted for. You will be expected to manage and maintain stock lists using Excel and be able to provide reports and cost analysis. You will be expected to look for value for money in all purchases, will work within a budget and provide invoicing and quotes where required by the Finance Manager. 

You must also be proactive and be able to confidently deal with large numbers of volunteers, from Indian and UK, as your responsibility also includes allocating equipment and food 3 separate times to the different groups and managing this process, answering questions about equipment and being proactive in solving equipment issues for the teams; replacing, repairing and sourcing where necessary.

You will also take responsibility for facility management, taking the initiative to repair and maintain the grounds and infrastructure of the training centre within a budget set by the Country Programme Leader.

Admin Officer – 1 post

As an Admin Officer you will work under the guidance of an international manager providing administrative support for our volunteer programme. This work will involve detailed and accurate processing of volunteer information, creating Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word tables and documents. You will also be responsible for providing stationary for the office and for our project teams and will manage and maintain a small shop selling toiletries, soft drinks and confectionary. Both the teams in the field and Mysore office will rely on you for support during the programme including collating reports, taking daily reports from our teams and helping with our training programme.

All Posts

2-3 months after completing the placement you will be required to attend a Returning Volunteer weekend in Mysore and be asked to show how you are going to use your experience to benefit your home community.

On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minster of the UK certifying your participation and will also receive an Experience Report from Raleigh on your placement. 

Skills required for all posts

Essential skills

• Fluent in English (spoken & written)
• Proficient in Microsoft word and Excel

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