charity: water FIELD VOLUNTEER

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The Hanani Group
 Virtual
Company Location: Irvine, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 50 Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

This is a new initiative created to expand charity: water's presence on the ground and improve the flow of project information to and from the field. The program offers qualified volunteers the opportunity to take an active role in helping charity: water monitor and report on existing charity: water projects. Current placements are available for 3 volunteers in Ethiopia, Liberia and Uganda.

This is an unpaid volunteer position. Volunteers are required to fund their entire experience. charity: water will provide travel insurance and a modest stipend for in-country transportation. We estimate you'll need at least $5,000 to fund your participation in this program.


Responsibilities

How to apply
Apply on the charity: water site here: http://www.charitywater.org/getinvolved/volunteer.php

Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

You'll conduct site visits to charity: water projects to assess project function, verify reporting information and take photos
You'll provide updates and feedback to the charity: water team through regular
field reports
You'll coordinate and fund all logistics leading up to and during deployment
MUST-HAVES

21 years or older
At least 3 months experience living in a developing country
Ability to commit to a 6 week assignment in October 2013 or January 2014
Commitment to fund all costs related to volunteer deployment and training
A laptop, camera, GPS unit and international phone plan
Availability to participate in a 2-day training at charity: water's office in NYC
Some background/experience in international development, water and
sanitation desirable
SKILLS

You take initiative and can work independently

When you land in-country you're going to hit the ground running. You're self-sufficient and will be able to execute your volunteer responsibilities with limited support from our team in New York.

You're flexible and able to adapt to a challenging work environment

You're attuned to the inherent challenges that exist in the regions where charity: water works, and you're ready to tackle anything that comes your way. You're capable of excelling in an environment that's not always familiar, comfortable or easy.

You're a problem solver

Nothing stops you from getting where you need to go or doing the work you need to do. When problems arise, your instinct is to step up, get creative and find a solution.

You're a great communicator

You recognize the importance of clear and consistent communication when working as part of a team. You check-in regularly and are able to concisely and effectively convey your message.

You have experience working internationally and cross-culturally

This isn't your first time in the field. You have international experience under your belt and proven experience collaborating across cultures.

Applicants without at least 3 months experience living in a developing country will not be considered.

How To Apply

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