Volunteer Managers perform various functions in providing effective supervision to the volunteer staff of Africa Health Organisation (AHO).
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and assess available resources for the volunteer programme activities.
- Conduct continuous evaluation of the programmes and services delivered by the volunteers and implements corrections when necessary.
- Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers with the right skills at the right time to match the interest of the organisation.
- Train volunteers and staff to work effectively with volunteers on each programme and resolve any conflict or misunderstanding without bias.
- Enlighten and clarify staff and volunteers on their roles and responsibilities to all stakeholders, in alignment with the goal or objectives of the organisation.
- Ensure that volunteers are well supervised and check-in as at when due and meet up with the tasks given.
- Research and draft volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments.
- Generate income, write grants and funding bids, and raise funds to ensure the sustainability and viability of each project.
- Maintain an up-to-date database and use this information to monitor and evaluate activities; and write reports for funders and trustees.
- Organise profile raising events to attract new volunteers and raise funds.
- Ensure that the welfare of volunteers is high and perform any other administrative activities.
Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
- Skills and qualities that can be helpful are:
- Minimum of two to three years managerial or related work experience in a non-profit or charitable
- organisation, most preferably as a volunteer manager
- Strong communication skills – written and verbal, which will be useful in creating handbooks.
- Strong analytical, leadership and planning skills.
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in word processing, database management, spreadsheet
- applications, and other fundraising software
- Attention to details and a clear understanding of the sector; commitment to the organization; and
- ability to handle information confidentially.
- Good work ethics, a flexible and non-judgmental approach to people