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International Volunteer Opportunity

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Lenin Ulyanov Ligoo

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November 14, 2012

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November 14, 2012

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Kenya Voluntary and Community Development Project (KVCDP) is recruiting 20 English speaking volunteers from any country for capacity building projects in Kenya.

These exciting volunteer opportunities will include a pre-project orientation, followed by an intensive 2 weeks – 6 months placement in the project area of Wagusu in December, 2012 (start date flexible). While in Kenya, volunteers will work with KVCDP’s project coordinators, Community Based Organizations, grassroot partner organizations and institutions, and the local government administrators to improve the relevance of projects implementation and programming.

Your academic background in social sciences, medical field, education systems, project design and management, combined with strong intercultural communication skills will help build the capacity of our staff and the local stakeholders we work with. You will gain additional experience working directly with KVCDP staff, local Community Based Organizations and KVCDP beneficiaries. You will assist in the implementation of Education, Livelihood, Environmental, Health and Youth programs. This will enable you to practice your academic knowledge and improve your project planning, management and implementation skills while working in an international context.

Job Description:
-Assist in the direct implementation of KVCDP’s programs
- Online research on donors and programs in KVCDP’s key areas of Education, Livelihoods, Health and Environmental conservation.
-Visit selected international Non-Governmental Organizations working in rural communities in Western Kenya to compile detailed information about the organizations, their partners/funders and the programs they are running.
-Compile a database and a set of recommendations with respect to program and donor development.
-Organize a workshop to present the findings to KVCDP.

Your Skills and Experience:
- A recognized certificate, diploma or undergraduate degree
-Relevant academic knowledge and or work experience
- Passion in volunteer work
-Good communication skills

Fundraising Goal:
Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $500 to contribute towards KVCDP’s youth Income Generating Activities to ease poverty impact in Bondo district.

What’s Covered:
-Travel to project area from Nairobi and back to Nairobi on completion date
-Preparatory support and pre-project orientation
- In-country knowledge
-Modest local accommodation and food

What’s Not Covered:
-Airfare
-Personal expenses
-Visa fees
-Travel medical insurance
- Participants will be expected to obtain the required vaccinations and take anti-malarial at their own expense

Please apply online using KVCDP’s volunteer application form at http://www.kvcdp.org


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