Volunteer Opportunity posted by: blueEnergy
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Primary Location: Bluefields, Nicaragua
Reports To: Director of International Programs
Description of Organization:
blueEnergy is an international nonprofit organization that works to break the cycle of poverty to create a world of sustainable living and opportunity for all. The organization does this by creating opportunities for sustainable development in severely marginalized communities and by developing leaders working internationally for a more equitable, sustainable world.
blueEnergy creates impact in Nicaragua, both locally and nationally, as well as internationally. At the local level, blueEnergy delivers renewable energy, clean water, and other key services to marginalized communities on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast utilizing a holistic approach to community development and capacity building. At the national level, blueEnergy is facilitating and strengthening a network of renewable energy service providers to expand access to sustainable energy across Nicaragua. At the international level, blueEnergy is playing a lead role in the creation of a network of organizations working with locally produced, small wind turbines for rural electrification.
blueEnergy's project headquarters are located in Bluefields, Nicaragua. There, the organization recruits a diverse, multi-cultural team of international volunteers and local and international staff. This unique organizational structure amplifies blueEnergy's impact and provides the volunteers themselves with a transformative experience to help them reach their global leadership potential.
The blueEnergy Group is made up of blueEnergy International, blueEnergy US, blueEnergy France, and blueEnergy Nicaragua. More information is available on our website at www.blueEnergyGroup.organd in our online newsletter, the blueNews.
Description of Position:
blueEnergy is seeking an individual experienced in accounting, finance and business development to work with the local administration team and In-Country Executive Director. The core responsibility will be to work with the In-Country Executive Director and the local administration team to do analysis of financial situation in blueEnergy, prepare financial reports; projects finance analysis, projections and help build financial models. This is mostly an interface role between international CFO located in San Francisco and the team on the ground in Nicaragua. The secondary responsibility will be to work with the local project team to work on business model creation for development project, microfinance partnerships and business plan development for beneficiary communties.
Compensation and Fees:
12-month volunteers are asked to cover their expenses so that blueEnergy can focus its limited resources on its permanent staff and infrastructure to ensure the long-term sustainability of its impact on its beneficiaries. For more information on why fees are charged, please visit here.
Volunteer fees are $4,600 for a year.
This fee covers room, board, orientation, internet, laundry, supervision and project-based travel. International and domestic airfare is not covered in this fee and is the responsibility of the volunteer. International emergency medical and evacuation coverage is required and is the financial responsibility of all volunteers.
In rare cases, partial scholarships are made available based on experience and need. These opportunities are rare and should only be requested if you feel you exceed the qualifications listed above and the fees represent an undue burden on you