Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Lifestart Foundation
Posted on: April 18, 2014
Position Title: Self funded In-Country Manager
Reports To: Founder
Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Status: One year fixed term contract although this could be flexible
Working Hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch
Start Date: Ideally mid 2014 to allow a handover but this could be flexible for the right candidate
Language skills: English
The Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families to become self-sufficient.
The team works to create sustainable and ongoing income streams for the disadvantaged via education and vocational training schemes. Those with complex disabilities are given improved opportunities through the Lifestart Foundation Workshop and the Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Community Centre.
To manage the activities of Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam to ensure Lifestart Foundation is able to help those living in disadvantaged situations to become self-sufficient. This involves overseeing operations in Vietnam, capacity building local staff, fundraising and promoting Lifestart Foundation. A crucial requirement is flexibility in meeting the needs of the Lifestart Foundation as they arise. The candidate should spend their time in Lifestart Foundation working towards the goal of making their role redundant by the end of their tenure.
Required Key-Skills and Practical Requirements:
The points below list some of the facets of the role undertaken by the current In-Country Manager to give an idea of the variation possible in the role. Many of the original functions of this role have been delegated to the local management team. Lifestart Foundation is flexible with whether these form part of the In-Country Manager position or that of other staff of volunteers in the future and would be very interested to discuss other areas of expertise potential candidates could bring to Lifestart Foundation.
The successful candidate will work from a shared air-conditioned office but will be required to travel on a daily basis to meet participants and staff members working at the Lifestart Foundation Workshop around 1km from the office. Both are close to the centre of Hoi An.
Hoi An is a small town with a focus on tourism 30km away from the nearest airport in Da Nang City in central Vietnam. More information on living in Hoi An is available in the Lifestart Foundation Pre-Departure Information.
To apply for the role please email an up to date CV and covering letter including the following points to email@example.com.
Why you would be suitable for this role