Volunteer Coordinator Jobs at World Volunteers Kenya (WVK)

On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Volunteer Coordinator
 
1 Vacancy

About World Volunteers Kenya (WVK)

 
World Volunteering Kenya (WVK), registered as Kenya Local Community Development Project (KELCODEP), is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization started to improve the quality of life in the Kenyan communities. 
 
We are Kenyan based-Organization facilitating between local communities, Organizations, and both international and local volunteers to participate in voluntary work in Kenya. 
 
There is quite a tremendous difference volunteers could make in helping local organizations achieve their goals in the areas of health, education and the local economy. We are based in Nairobi but run projects throughout the country.About the Position

Duties and Responsibilities
 

Volunteer Recruitment and Training
  • Recruit required number of volunteers (varies by site)
  • Recruit volunteers to commit to one-day, short-term, and long-term volunteer projects (details of the size and scope of these projects will be provided by WVK staff)
  • Present WVK to campus and local community organizations, student groups, faculty, and staff to obtain volunteers, and collaborate on service events
  • Co-facilitate and support training of all volunteers. Site staff will work with the volunteer coordinator to make sure that all volunteer trainings meet WVK quality standards
Planning and Implementation
  • Assist site staff in identifying volunteer projects through needs assessment and ongoing communication with partner centers.
  • Assist site staff in implementation of events and support volunteers for service days held at partner centers
  • Work with site staff and members to plan annual volunteer appreciation events
Volunteer Management and Tracking
  • Establish and regularly update volunteer schedule and list of events
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers through check-in phone calls, e-mails, and personal appreciations for their efforts
  • Document and log volunteer hours in volunteer tracking system and prepare reports on the same.
Evaluation of Volunteer Activities
  • Collect and manage feedback from all parties involved in volunteer activities, including volunteers, partnering centers staff, and community members through written reports, testimonials, and verbal comments
  • Share feedback with site staff to acknowledge strengths, successes and to make improvements for future volunteer activities
Qualifications and Experience
 
Dedication to volunteerism and coordinating volunteer activities
  • Experience in any leadership role at organization, employment or community level.
  • Ability to build relationships and work with volunteers and community members
  • Track record of planning and implementing events
  • Desire to learn about WVK practices, including volunteers’ best practices
Communication
  • Strong English language communication skills (written and oral). Any other foreign language will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to give presentations to large groups / strong presentation skills
  • Desire to share the WVK mission with the community
Commitment to service
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others
Professionalism
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Maturity and good judgment in relating to WVK peers, partners, and families
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Holder of a bachelor’s degree in a business related field, social sciences, strategic planning / management or tours and travel.
  • At least 2 years working experience in a related or similar position in a corporate, non-governmental organization.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer packages such as Microsoft word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
  • Applicant must be below 35 years of age.
WVK is an equal opportunity employer and as such female applicants are encouraged to apply.To apply, please send us your detailed curriculum vitae (cv) and application letter expressing your interest and suitability for the job to [email protected] not later than COB 13th July 2012.
 

We shall only contact successful applicants. 
 
If you do not receive any feedback from us within two (2) weeks from close of applications, please consider yourself unsuccessful.
 
All the best! Yours faithfully,
 

The Managing Trustee,
World Volunteers Kenya,
P.O. Box 15542 – 00606,
Nairobi – Kenya
 
Tel: 020 2630199
Fax: 020 2630198
Mobile: 0721 553 209 / 0721 553 107
 
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