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We are currently accepting applications for the following two positions:
International Program Coordinator (IPC)- International Locations
This is a volunteer position with a stipend to cover living expenses. International airfare and insurance will be covered by FSD as well. Deadline to apply is January 1, 2014. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title and preferred site location in the subject line. All applications for positions in Latin America should be submitted in English and Spanish. Openings for this position are the following FSD Site Locations during the contract dates listed below:
Salta, Argentina: April 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Mombasa, Kenya: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Kakamega, Kenya: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Jodhpur, India: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Udaipur, India: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Masaka, Uganda: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Jinja, Uganda: April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Position Description: International Program Coordinator (International Locations)
Basic Function of the Position:
The International Program Coordinator (IPC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) of the country program Site Team and with guidance from the International Programs Officer (IPO) and Team (IPT) members in the San Francisco Office (SFO), provides necessary support to ensure the development of FSD volunteers, support to host organizations and host families and support to FSD’s Programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
A. Volunteer Support (approximately 40% LOE)
• Participate in placement activities, matching volunteer skills and interests with community and partner organization priorities.
• Assist volunteers in improving their skills development, project development, social and cultural adaptation through the provision of technical support, cultural insights,and direction to relevant and available resources.
• Travel regularly and extensively throughout the program area to support volunteers at their sites and in their home stays.
• Assess and address issues of communication and work relationships between host organizations and interns to facilitate development of community-driven projects and successful completion of program plans with mutual satisfaction of the intern and host organization.
• With the Site Team, identify, maintain and distribute, as appropriate, relevant educational information and materials to volunteers through orientations, workshops, weekly talks and other appropriate avenues.
• Be thoroughly versed in FSD policy and procedures and communicate and enforce policies accurately to volunteers, partner organizations, and host families.
• With Site Team and in coordination with PD, promptly support safety and security procedures and documentation.
• Document and maintain updates of all participant activities for SFO.
B. Administrative Support (approximately 25% LOE)
• Assist with and maintain Program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks.
• Contribute to Site Team routine communications to SFO on details of the Program
• Assist in the collection and analysis of data on Intern, Host Family, and Host Organization performance, and in the preparation of reports on Program development activities.
• In coordination with the PD, review Program related correspondence and ensure interested parties are kept informed.
•Provide translation support when necessary.
C.Project Planning and Support (approximately 15% LOE)
• In conjunction with the PD, develop internship and home stay opportunities following the established requirements for internship sites, housing and safety.
• Assist the PD in maintaining communication with organizations and institutions working in the field of community-based, locally-oriented, sustainable development.
• Provide support to PD in the development of community-based organizations, including supporting capacity building activities for local NGOs.
• Assist in preparation of program documentation, including: Host Organization Profiles; Pre-Departure Country Packet; Program Proposals; Program Guides;Internship Project Plan; Bi-Weekly Monday Reports to the SFO; Program Evaluations and Reports; Grant Project Evaluation and Follow Up Reports; and information on the Program for potential applicants.
D. Training (approximately 15% LOE)
• Support the development and implementation of high-quality, technical trainings for volunteers, partner organizations and host families. Trainings include, but are not limited to: strategies for cross-cultural integration, FSD program requirements, project development and management, and grant writing.
• Participate in the evaluation of each volunteer, host family and host organization as well as the assessment of the training design, and recommend improvements.
• As instructed by PD, support volunteers in the development of competitive grant proposals submitted to SFO.
E. Other Duties and Activities (5% LOE)
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Director or International Programs Officer.
• Provide relevant feedback to SFO for programs strengthening.
•FSD is represented in program site locations as a technically sound, operationally efficient, professional community-based development program that brings added value to program partners and communities.
• Volunteers are supported in development of technical skills for supporting community-driven sustainable projects.
• Volunteers are provided with forums for education, knowledge exchange and reflection.
• Program documentation is well organized and maintained.
• Volunteers have viable, practicable assignments that are aligned with volunteer objectives and competency, host organization’s capacity and priorities, and the community needs and resources.
• Trainings address volunteer, partner organization and host family needs and prepare them for successful internships and family home stays. Trainings set realistic expectations, provide accurate information in a timely manner and enable volunteers with strategies and tools to manage challenges and achieve program objectives.
• Safety and security issues are addressed in a timely manner, documented and communicated to SFO.
• New partners are thoroughly prepared for work with FSD Interns and Volunteers, meeting FSD internship site, housing, and safety requirements.
• Good working relations are developed with sponsoring organizations, institutions, host families, and communities.
• All FSD policies and procedures are implemented and reinforced.
Supervision and Guidance:
The International Program Coordinator functions under the direct supervision of the Program Director and in coordination with the International Programs Officer and Executive Director.The International Program Coordinator performs many of the designated job functions with general independence. Performance Planning and Reviews will be conducted to assist in successfully meeting the objectives set out in this Position Description. Evaluation of the position will be provided on an annual basis.
• Education: A university degree in International Development, International/Regional
Studies, Business or related field.
• Prior Experience: Minimum of 6 months working internationally, or within a development organization or similar experience. Experience in a leadership position.
• Language Proficiency: Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English for sites in Latin America; Spoken and written fluency in English for Africa & Asia.
• Knowledge: Good working knowledge of sustainable development and the host-country’s culture/history/current events;
• Skills and Abilities: Ability to represent FSD effectively with host organizations, host families, local officials, FSD Interns, and International Sponsors (Donors, Academic Sponsors). Capability to supervise FSD Intern job performance and provide technical assistance as needed. Ability to guide FSD Intern job performance. Counseling ability in Cross-Cultural and performance evaluation situations. Organizational and administrative skills. Excellent computer skills in word-processing and database management. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of an inter-cultural team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex and often stressful conditions.Demonstrated ability to maintain working level contacts with NGO officials and host families. Strong skills in facilitating training events.
•Special consideration will be given to applicants who have prior experience with FSD.
Instructions to Apply: Send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the position and your preferred site as the email subject line (example: IPC-JODHPUR). If applying to a site in Latin America, submit application in both English and Spanish. If applying to multiple sites, please list your preferences in the body of your email. Application deadline: January 1, 2014.
International Programs Coordinator (IPC) - San Francisco
The International Programs Coordinator (IPC) position is based in San Francisco. This is a part-time position, at 20 hours/week. The contract will start February 1st and end June 30th.
Position Description: International Program Coordinator
Basic Function of the Position:
The International Programs Coordinator (IPC) position is based in San Francisco. This person provides support to the operations of the FSD office with a focus on supporting FSD’s International Programs. The IPC works under the supervision of the International Programs Officer (IPO) with regular input from other office staff members. The IPC plays a key role in supporting a dynamic international development organization through facilitating communications, program coordination, and non-profit organization development.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
A. Application Management (Salesforce) and Applicant Relations (approximately 60%)
• Field email and telephone inquiries from students and professionals interested in participating in international programs.
• Specifically address the questions and concerns of interested individuals, providing detailed and tailored responses. Follow up with interested participants.
• Maintain contact with applicants throughout the application process.
• Review and convert new applications in Salesforce.
• Maintain Salesforce with updates, deliverables received, payments received, and tracking application status.
• Maintain paper and electronic files on program applicants.
B. Program Development Support (approximately 30%))
• Revise and format program guides, manuals, and resources for external and internal use
• Provide Spanish-English translation support
• Provide administrative support to the International programs
C. Office Management (approximately 5%)
• Answer phone calls, responding and directing calls to appropriate departments.
• Maintain office materials and stocking.
D. Other Duties (approximately 5%)
• Support International Programs Officers and other staff members with other tasks, as needed
• Work with the IPT to select and supervise International Programs Interns
• Collaborate with other staff members to review grant proposals from the field.
• Provide relevant and creative feedback to the IPT on improving projects and systems.
• IPC collaborates with IPT enthusiastically and professionally, requesting guidance as necessary to maintain quality of input and output
• External inquiries responded to accurately, professionally, and efficiently
• Databases are updated and maintained with high level of quality assurance
• New materials are developed professionally and accurately
• Intern projects add value to FSD Programs
Supervision and Guidance:
The IPC will be trained on FSD philosophy, general tasks, and information specific for their projects. The IPC functions under the supervision of the International Programs Officers (IPO) and in collaboration with other SFO staff and interns. The IPC performs many of the designated job functions with general independence. Performance evaluation is based upon successfully meeting the objectives set out in this description.
• Post-entry Training: On the job training focused on understanding FSD philosophy, sales and intern/volunteer preparation prior to working internationally.
• Prior Experience: Experience volunteering, traveling, working, or living in the developing world. Experience working in an office environment and supporting or managing daily office activities (answering phones, working with databases, using office networks and systems, etc.)
• Language Proficiency: English, Spoken and written fluency in Spanish preferred.
• Knowledge: Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality customer service is essential. Good working knowledge global culture/history/current events.
• Skills and Abilities: Microsoft Suite, Google Aps and excellent interpersonal skills required. Attention to detail, design and formatting, organizational and administrative skills, excellent oral and written communication. Experience with CRM (Customer Relations Management) tools a plus.
Instructions to Apply: Send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position as the email subject line. Application deadline: January 1, 2014.
***IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING FRAUDULENT CREDIT OFFICER AND FIELD INTERVIEWER POSITIONS IN NAIROBI, KENYA***
It has been brought to our attention that a person or persons NOT affiliated with the Foundation for Sustainable Development have been posting fraudulent advertisements in local newspapers offering a Credit Officer position in Nairobi and a Field Interviewer Position in Kenya. These advertisements usually link to our actual website but at some point in this phony recruitment process a fee is requested to move forward with the application. Be advised that FSD does not have an operation in or around Nairobi and we would NEVER require payment to apply for a job vacancy. Any and all positions that become available in any of our international offices will be listed on our website, in addition to outside advertising.
We regret that there is a person or persons who are using FSD's good name and reputation to try and scam job seekers, and we are working with local authorities to put a stop to these activities. We would greatly appreciate you providing us with some details such as the date and name of publication where you found the advertisement, via email at email@example.com.This will help to prevent future victims of this scam.
Other Ways to Get "In the Door"
Please note that paid positions with FSD are extremely competitive and we receive far more applications for each position than we can feasibly interview. Whenever possible, we prefer to promote from within, thus many current members of our team are exceptionally talented former interns and volunteers. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications for a current opening, or if you apply and are not contacted, we strongly encourage you to consider joining FSD's Intern and Volunteer programs. These programs commonly serve as a catalyst for paid positions with FSD and other like-minded International Development institutions.
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