Volunteer in Malawi

Do you have skills and time to offer Krizevac Project?

None of the work we do would be possible without the input of some expert volunteers. We only recruit international volunteers where we are unable to fill the vacancy locally in Malawi; we do not aim to take away Malawian jobs. In fact all of our volunteers work to build the capacity of their Malawian colleagues and team through mentoring,support and leaving their skills behind by training their Malawian team. Have a look at the following video and check our current vacancies below, then please do give us a call to discuss!

 If you’re adventurous, joyful and want to change your own life as well as others, then one of the following roles may have your name on it…..

CURRENT VACANCIES

(updated 21st March 2017)

Resident Engineer (Head of Construction) Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise
Start Date: June 2017 and January 2018
Duration: 6 months

Role:
We seek two experienced and capable civil/ structural engineers, to act as Resident Engineer for a six month voluntary placement (flights, insurance, accommodation and board offered) in Malawi. One placement to start as soon as possible, second placement to begin in January 2018. The successful candidate will lead the local construction team to complete a three storey build to house a new IT enterprise. Please click here for a full job description Resident Engineer 2017
 
Please send CV and cover letter to george.furnival@krizevac.org
Phone 01543 888494 for further information.
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2017. Applicants must be available for an interview in person at our Staffordshire office.

Product Designer and Trainer, Cycle of Good, Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise
Start Date: May 2017
Duration: 6 months

Role: Do you have experience in designing and making leather goods? Have you worked in the bag/ luggage making industry? If so, we need you! We are launching an exciting new project called the Cycle of Good. Our aim is to create jobs in Malawi by having products made and shipping them to the UK for sale in order to raise further charitable funds. Our first products are made using old bicycle inner tubes, so experience of working in the leather industry will help you to design and produce an exciting range of purses, wallets, bags, panniers, belts and more all made from old rubber. We’ll need you to advise us as to what equipment to purchase and how to best set-up our workshop. When we have a product range, we’ll need the successful candidate to work with local tailors to train them to meet our quality standards. You will also help to train our local project manager so that standards are maintained beyond the life of this volunteer role. If you are a designer with some experience of training, this is a really exciting and rewarding position and we would love to hear from you as soon as possible. cog-product-trainer

THE FOLLOWING VACANCIES HAVE ALL BEEN RECENTLY FILLED BUT GIVE A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE TYPES OF ROLES WE SEEK TO FILL ON AN OCCASIONAL BUT REGULAR BASIS. IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE AFFINITY SKILLS WITH THESE ROLES OR OUR PROJECTS IN MALAWI, PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH TO ENQUIRE ABOUT FUTURE VACANCIES

Krizevac Project Country Director/Chief of Operations- Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise- position filled
Start Date: March 2017
Duration: 1 year minimum

Role: We seek an experienced manager (preferably with an HR specialism) to act as our In-Country Director for Krizevac Project in Malawi. The successful candidate will ensure the appropriate use of all charitable flows and report to the Directors of Krizevac Project. It would be beneficial if the successful candidate has experience of leading and managing a large organisation and has knowledge of human resource procedures. The secondary purpose of this role is to act as Chief of Operations, with oversight of all HR and Finance matters, and to train a Malawian counterpart to continue this remit beyond the term of this position. With top-level organisational skills, a genuine desire to achieve development aims through enterprise and an ability to focus on detail will all help make this role incredibly valuable in helping us to achieve inspired community transformation. This is a voluntary position with a UK paid stipend available to help cover expenses for this position.

Early Years Trainer/ Leadership Mentor- Mother Teresa Children’s Centre, Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise
Start Date: March 2017
Duration: 1 year minimum

Role: We seek an Early Years Professional who can lead the next cohort of 25 trainees through the year long Diploma in Early Years Care and Education. This is a truly exciting and hugely rewarding post as you’re teaching the teachers and therefore you’ll be directly influencing the lives of hundreds of children. Educated to degree level with at least 5 years experience of leading a UK childcare setting, or delivering relevant training courses, you’ll have the patience of Job and be ready to inspire and positively encourage your trainees to become confident caring early years professionals. This is a voluntary position with a UK paid stipend available to help cover expenses for this position.

Outreach / Leadership Mentor- Mother Teresa Children’s Centre, Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise
Start Date: March 2017
Duration: 6 months

Role: We seek a qualified and experienced early years professional who can help to mentor and train our busy Outreach Team. The team work with parents and children throughout Chilomoni Township to ensure that each child can have the best possible start in life. They take a preventive public health approach and help to support early education, health and family issues (housing, income, child protection etc). This is a huge home visiting project and the team also run groups within the children’s centre and other community settings, the groups include: Parenting, Adult Literacy, Stay and Play and SEND. The team are confident and caring, but we aim for continual improvements; our Mentor will advise on referral pathways, case management, and working with partner organisations. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the work, our successful candidate could have a Health Visitor or Social Welfare background, with a minimum of five years post-qualifying experience, ideally at a leadership level. outreach-mentor

Small Enterprise Manager, Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise
Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: 6 months

Role: Are you passionate about bicycles? Do you know your bottom bracket from your headset? Can you train and inspire a team? If so, we’d love to hear from you. We seek an experienced, energetic Small Enterprise Manager to look after the small but busy BeeBikes project for six months. During that time, you’ll help the local team to refurbish and sell hundreds of bikes, whilst training the team to implement new organisational systems and procedures. With limited availability of spare parts and equipment, you’ll need to take a practical and creative approach to working within the confines of a developing nation. You”ll also be a brilliant marketeer and help to maximise charitable funds by energising this vital project to achieve sales targets.  With all funds generated sustaining our children’s centre, this is vital. As Small Enterprise Manager you’ll also have some input into Beebooks  (our little bookshop, just over the road from Beebikes) to help maximise income from the sale of donated books throughout Chilomoni. We’ll also ask you to leave your skills behind beyond the lifetime of this voluntary position by training and mentoring your local counterpart to ensure that all your good work continues.

General Terms:

Unless otherwise stated Krizevac Project covers the following expenses:  flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and board for the duration of the placement. Where a stipend is offered it will be paid to a UK bank account. All volunteers are asked to complete a DBS check prior to a position being confirmed. All posts are offered to unaccompanied volunteers only, we cannot accommodate families.

For more details or if you are keen to apply, please call George on 01543 888494 for details of our recruitment procedure and the in-country support that we provide.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR A FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW IN OUR UK OFFICE.

Have a look at our “Volunteers through the Years” Timeline to see experiences and testimonials from previous volunteers.

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