- Role: Field Coordinator – Agents of Change
- Position Type: Pro-Innovator Volunteer
- Number of Positions: 3
- Project: EMBRACE
- Partners: ADRA Rwanda, ADRA Cambodia, ADRA Philippines
- Locations: Nyabihu District, West Province, Rwanda; Rovieng District, Cambodia; Goa, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
- Duration: 2 months
- Start Date: July 2017
- Eligibility Requirements: Volunteers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Application deadline: March 22, 2017
The EMBRACE project is seeking three (3) experienced and organized Field Coordinators to support the effective planning and implementation of the Agents for Change (AoC) Study Tour, a three-week overseas volunteer project for ten university-level Health Sciences students in August 2017.
The AoCs will be divided into three groups, each of which will visit one EMBRACE project country – Rwanda, Cambodia or the Philippines – to learn about global maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and nutrition issues. Upon their return to Canada, the Agents of Change will work with ADRA Canada to use their new awareness and knowledge to engage their communities in increasing awareness of global MNCH and nutrition issues.
Each AoC group will be supported by a Field Coordinator while in country. The Field Coordinator will arrive one month before the AoCs to support the coordination of logistics and itineraries. The Field Coordinator will help to manage the AoCs and facilitate their experience while they are in the field. ADRA is a faith-based network of organizations and volunteers will be expected to respect and reflect the values and lifestyle of the project while in the field. The volunteers will report to their respective EMBRACE Project Managers, and will be supported by the ADRA Canada’s Public Engagement Manager and YCI’s EMBRACE Volunteer Coordinator.
Essential Professional Background/Competencies
- 2+ years of experience living and working overseas. Direct experience in an EMBRACE project country is a strong asset.
- Familiarity with adult learning principles;
- Proven ability in establishing priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Exceptional skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, field offices, partners and volunteers;
- Ability and willingness to work in rural areas and new cultural and professional settings;
- A passion for social justice and community service delivery;
- Highly flexible and adaptable to a challenging and high-pressure working environment and unpredictable workload.