Oportunidad de voluntariado
Oportunidad de voluntariado publicado por: VSO
Publicado el: 07/06/2013
Volunteer with VSO as a Deaf Movement Adviser based with Rwanda National Union for the Deaf (RNUD). 12 month placement starting as soon as possible.
VSO (www.vsointernational.org) is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. VSO has been working in the disability sector with a focus on three core elements; national advocacy for inclusive national development, strengthening civil society and improving the quality of specialist services. In 2013, the VSO Rwanda Disability Programme has been awarded a three year grant from DfID Rwanda to continue its rights based programme targeting the three core aspects of the sector mentioned above. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD), a national non-governmental organisation established in 1989 by Deaf people themselves (both men and women) with a view to creating unity and raising awareness of the challenges and concerns of Deaf people in Rwanda. RNUD is operated by Deaf people themselves and is dedicated to advocating for equal opportunities and rights of Deaf people in all areas of life.
You will work with the RNUD and support the organisation to become a strong and influential voice for deaf people in Rwanda. Working closely with RNUD staff and volunteers, you will:
You'll be a fluent Sign Language user with the ability to adapt to Sign Language used in different countries. Through your experience working within the Deaf community and Deaf associations, you will have a good understanding of deaf culture. If you have this type of experience working in national or local Government, then this would be ideal. You'll have experience advocating for the interests of Deaf people, plus have skills in facilitation, training and coaching Deaf people. Through your professional experience you will have developed skills in policy analysis and have experience advising small organisations in areas of management and administration systems. You'll have good project preparation and management skills and be used to networking at a high-level. You'll be a patient and flexible person, open to others' opinions and views and able to work with a range of people. You'll be a problem solver with a practical and proactive approach with the ability to motivate others, with experience in conflict management. You'll be a clear communicator, with the ability to explain complex issues and have a flair for innovation and creativity.
You'll be based in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. This is a voluntary placement. We'll ask you to commit 12-24 months to make a sustainable contribution to development goals and in return we'll provide you with invaluable training before your placement, a local living allowance, return flights and accommodation. When you return to your home country we'll help you resettle and we'll invite you to stay involved with us through campaigning, development awareness raising and fundraising. To find out more or apply for this role please go online at www.vsointernational.org/volunteer. Please put the following reference on your application form: RWA0269/0002/0005.