Program Support Officer - Volunteer

Published

07/17/2018

Start Date

08/14/2018

End Date

11/29/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Mae Sot
Tak
Thailand

Description

About Burma Children Medical Fund: Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 in Mae Sot, Thailand. BCMF’s mission is to improve lives by facilitating access to healthcare and human rights for displaced, vulnerable and remote communities in Burma and on the Thai-Burma border. http://burmachildren.com/

Position duration: 3 months minimum, preferably 3 – 6 months or longer.

Position Overview:

Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) seeks an energetic and organised volunteer to work in a program support capacity. The primary purpose of this position is to support local staff to document patient interviews; and support capacity building activities for staff.

Key duties (70%):

·        patient intake (interviewing patients with an interpreter) for the BCMF, BAMF and BWMF programs;

·        conducting post-treatment interviews;

·        documenting patient interviews;

·        editing patient interviews;

Other work duties (30%):

·        supporting local staff with daily activities, projects and reporting

·        proofing and editing English language documents and social media;

·        preparing content and updating BCMF social media

·        developing materials and activities to support improvements in English language (particularly written English) of BCMF staff and volunteers;

·        capacity building activities including in-service/training/workshops on topics such as English writing skills/Operational skills/Human rights/Health

·        Data collection for reports

·        Compilation of statistics

·        Report writing

·        Photography and videography

·        Preparation of project reports/proposals to established BCMF funders/donors

·        Identification of new program/project donors

·        Assisting with other projects, as assigned.

Essential Skills:

  • Native English speaker or English language proficiency at advanced level
  • Good writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised and energetic, with a desire to work alongside and support co-workers
  • At least intermediate skill level in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, etc)

·        Ability to use initiative and be pro-active

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living and work environment
  • Preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Commitment to team work, coaching, and mentoring others
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Volunteer will need to provide a working with children check and police check or equivalent from country of residence

Desirable skills:

  • Volunteering or work experience in the non-profit sector

·        Interest in human rights, international politics, migrant and refugee issues etc.

·        Experience working with migrants, as well as displaced, remote and vulnerable people

·        Experience working in a resource limited environment

·        Experience working in a health setting

·        Experience providing English language support

  • Interest in, and ability to work with, web-based communications and social media
  • Experience in communications

 

Please note: This is not a paid role and it is expected that the volunteer will be fully self-funded. BCMF is unable to pay a stipend or provide accommodation or food support. BCMF is also unable to support visa application or costs; it is the responsibility of the volunteer to organise a travel visa to Thailand as per the requirements for your country of origin.

 

At BCMF we believe that longer term volunteering can make a real contribution to communities and provides the opportunity to build relationships and immerse oneself into community. Given the context in which we work, longer term volunteering provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of some of the complexities of the context.


In return you will have the opportunity to:


  • work with an organization and community that offers valuable learning experiences regarding access to health for migrants; displaced, remote and vulnerable people from Burma; and the socio-political context on the Thai-Burma border;
  • develop your skills and knowledge working in a community-based organisation

To apply for this role with BCMF please contact Jacqui Whelan jacqui@burmachildren.com.

 

 

 

Benefits

  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

jacqui@burmachildren.com
http://www.burmachildren.com

Please note: This is not a paid role and it is expected that the volunteer will be fully self-funded. BCMF is unable to pay a stipend or provide accommodation or food support. BCMF is also unable to support visa application or costs; it is the responsibility of the volunteer to organise a travel visa to Thailand as per the requirements for your country of origin.


To apply for this role with BCMF please contact Jacqui Whelan jacqui@burmachildren.com


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