EMERGING CIVIL SOCIETY: Mongolia
Mongolia is at a crossroads: it is a young, post-Soviet democracy whose vast mineral wealth has just been discovered.
The crucial question is: will mineral profits for to Mongolia or to the mining companies?
This stellar organization seeks people with a background in public administration, policy research; or qualitative & quantitative analysis to help develop their NGO’s.
MONITORING & EVALUATION: Uganda & Rwanda Work in an excellent organization that has branches all over the world.
Practice what you have learned of Monitoring and Evaluation in their programs in health, education, agriculture, youth, media and conflict prevention.
This position requires that you are in graduate school or already have your MPA.
Work in this position is a helpful step in the door in international development.
JORDAN: Staff & Organizational Development Cutting edge legal organization in Jordan has a long laundry list of the many staff skills that they want to strengthen:
advocacy; grant writing; communications & social media; strategic planning; strengthening team all over the Kingdom; quality assurance; professional writing and report writing; focus groups & needs assessment; SPSS; M&E.
I thought Jordan would be boring place but au contraire, staff was young, hip, fun and funny.
COSTA RICA: Learning to Lead by Laughing Our micro-finance program in Costa Rica is lead by one of the most hilarious directors I have ever met!
She always has her staff in stitches, and thus willing to do anything to help the team.
Come learn about leadership from one of the best. Spanish fluency is a must.
GRANT WRITING: Nepal Trafficking
~7,000 young women or girls are trafficked from Nepal into the sex trade in India per year.
This is one of the few trafficking organizations that welcomes international interns and volunteers.
Nepal, being a very poor country, has few sources of funding so they need grant writers & fund raisers.
Almost all of our partner organizations in Africa, Asia and South America struggle with funding.
If you have strong grant writing or fund raising ability, there are many places that need you.
GRANT WRITING & FUND RAISING: Middle East Almost every organization that I spoke with in the Middle East said they desperately need help with funding.
Syrian educational org said they want help with grant writing & developing a strategy to build enterprises that sustain schools.
Fascinating peace building org and Urban Planning/ housing rights org in Israel/ Palestine are both limping along financially.
If you are a gifted grant writer, you are needed here and in many places in the future. i.e. This skill opens career doors.
RWANDA: Cooperative Management
After the genocide, there was much reconciliation work that went on. At the end of this phase, it was decided that the next step was for Tutsis and Hutus to work side-by-side. The cooperatives that are throughout Rwanda are an experiment in healing. Rwanda has asked for people that are experienced in cooperative management to train Rwandans.
UGANDA: Strategic Planning
Women’s organization in the beautiful Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda is asking for help with strategic planning.
Like other African NGO’s, non-profits have existed for 10 years or less. They are now asking for help in how they run their organization and achieve their goals. If you have both a head for strategy and mentoring, we need you!
Please read NGOabroad website: http://ngoabroad.com/ and then briefly answer Questionnaire and send with your resume to:
These are all volunteer opportunities.
Seasoned professionals and students are both welcome.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.