Volunteer – Haiti – Personal Assistant to Project Coordinator

Personal Assistant to Project Coordinator

Project Perpetual Help Haiti

Help significantly those affected by the earthquake and other disasters in Haiti. Contribute to the development and implementation of Project Perpetual Help Haiti. Become a member of the newly established CTF-SOS DRS community in Port au Prince where we live, work and worship together.

Overview: SOS DRS (SOS Doctors) is an international, Catholic, non-profit disaster relief organization based in the US (http://sosdrs.org/). It is presently serving in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, cholera epidemic, and hurricane that devastated a country already experiencing chronic poverty.

The personal assistant will share in the work of SOS DRS through helping the project coordinator with issues related to program development and implementation, NGO registration, organizational development, document translation, news monitoring, attending meetings, communicating information about activities via memos, e-mail, the blog and website.

The candidate must desire to become a member of the SOS DRS community in Port au Prince where we live, work and worship together in an intentional community.

The person should plan to arrive in Haiti no later than June 1, 2011. The  sooner the better. The minimum time commitment is 3 months and can be extended.

Skills/Background Required: The organization seeks a personal assistant who is people-oriented, creative, flexible, hardworking, trustworthy, and a team player.  Fluency in English is a must and a significant familiarity with  French and Haitian Creole would be very helpful. Previous missionary experience is a plus. Good health is required. The candidate must have a minumum of a university degree BA/BS. A facility with Microsfot Office is necessary.

Reporting: The personal assistant will work under the supervision of the project coordinator, Fr. Scott Binet or his vicar when he is absent. He/she must show a willingness to live the mission of CTF-SOS DRS.

Additional: An accepted candidate will have regular access to the internet and be provided with the necessary tools to do his/her work. Similarly, the candidate will have the opportunity to study Haitian Creole in an organized classroom setting and participate in other ministries associated with the project including visiting/helping the poor and sick in the setting of a camp for internally displaced people and in a hospital setting in collaboration with our neighbors, the Missionaries of Charity.

Specifics: An initial interview will be conducted by telephone or in person if possible. The applicant will be expected to submit a CV/resume prior to the interview. Once accepted for the position, the applicant will undergo a brief period of orientation/preparation and then fly to Port au Prince, Haiti to reside in the community. Expenses related to travel and room and board will be covered by SOS DRS. Personal expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer.

For questions or to submit your CV/resume, please e-mail Fr. Scott at fatherscott@ctfmercy.org or call him on SKYPE – fr.scottbinet. iRate This Make a Comment

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