Project Coordinator - from Oct 1, 2020 - 1 job for 13 months in NPH Peru.
- 21 years or older
- Fluent in English and proficient in spoken Spanish/or Creole (for Haiti)
- Intermediate computer skills
- Basic administrative skills
- Well organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects
- Experience in Project Management desired
- Experience in Grant Writing desired
The main task of the Project Coordinator Assistant is to oversee the projects of the home and assist the local project & grants coordinator. The Project Coordinator collects the required information to upload projects on the NPHI Intranet. This includes obtaining the necessary approvals, following the collection of funds in close collaboration with all the NPH fundraising offices, tracking the development of each project, and finally reporting to the corresponding fundraising office(s) when each project is completed.
This position varies slightly depending on the home.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for translating the needs of all departments of the home into sensible information, including prices, risks, bids, plans, etc., and combining this into projects. The Project Coordinator Assistant is part of the local Marketing team and works closely with the Fundraising leader and departments’ coordinators, especially accounting. It will attend and sometimes assist in the monthly meeting.
In some homes, the Project Coordinator Assistant might be asked to help on apply for grants, take photos of proposal, completed projects and donations received or assist with the preparation of reports and thank you letters.
The Project Coordinator needs the necessary skills to navigate and operate the Project section of the NPHI Intranet and use its diverse systems. Basic computer skills and solid written English language and local language speaking skills are necessary to fulfill the responsibilities. Experience in project management and or accounting would be a great advantage.
Each volunteer chooses an hogar (group of children of the same age living together) at the beginning of their year. Each home’s Volunteer Coordinator will communicate the expectations for hogar time. Usually, it is six days a week, 6 to 8 p.m., but this might vary per home. This has been described as the most fulfilling part of volunteering, the bond and relationships formed with their hogar of children.
Volunteers have every other weekend off, as well as up to 22 days of vacation time after four months of service. Vacation must be arranged according to the specific home’s policies.
All NPH volunteers receive room and board, access to medical care and a monthly stipend. Volunteers pay for their transportation to and from the home and medical insurance. Volunteers must serve for at least one year.
For more information, please write to our International Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].