Volunteers in the Community and Organizational Development project provide assistance to community institutions and non-profit organizations to advance their leadership and organizational capacity in order to make a significant impact on sustainable community development. The project aims to strengthen Moldovan civil society organizations and local public institutions (like NGOs, youth community centers, and public libraries) by improving their internal processes and capacity to navigate their operational environments. The project focuses on partnerships with organizations and communities with limited access to external resources and expertise. Assignments are largely in rural locations working with host organizations that tend to routinely have more informal work plans/schedules and may only have basic facilities and minimal staff.
Volunteers in the Organizational Development Facilitator position will have a unique opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of grassroots civil society and community development in close partnership with Moldovan colleagues by working alongside local partners to support the building of local community and organizational capacity. Volunteers will collaborate with their local partners to assess their organizations together, contribute to the improvement of project planning and management skills, develop internal systems and build monitoring & evaluation as well as strategic plans, while simultaneously engaging in fundamental processes and day-to-day operations. Volunteers will furthermore be involved in the support of local partners in mapping their organizations’ operating environments, establishing strong partnerships with other community institutions, and increasing their visibility in the community. They will also assist local organizations to better target and address the needs of their beneficiaries.
Another major task for the Organizational Development Facilitator will be to facilitate clubs and youth camps that build community members’ skills and contribute to increased civic engagement. This may involve, for example, local volunteer clubs, service-learning programs, and clubs that involve computer skills and coding, English language acquisition, the development of environmental awareness and leadership skills.
Volunteer assignments will be defined by their service of a particular community. Volunteers should expect that their community will be the area of the Volunteer activities and impact throughout service. All Volunteer activities in the community need to be carried out with a local partner(s), be directed to local beneficiaries, and include some element of capacity building."
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check