Long Term Volunteer Positions in Haiti

June 2017:  We are seeking to fill two separate long-term volunteer positions in Haiti. The job descriptions are below. To apply, please send a letter of interest to: info@fej-usa.org.

 

Children’s Home Managers:

Fondation Enfant Jesus (FEJ) a well-established Haitian non-profit organization is seeking a volunteer (preferably a couple) to oversee the daily management of our children’s home in Haiti. Our creche (orphanage) is home to approximately 65 children from infants to pre-teens. It is recognized as one of the most-respected orhpanages in Haiti.

Responsibilities will be the daily supervision of Haitian staff, managing the kitchen staff and food usage, keeping the children’s records up to date, and blogging on our website about current events and needs of the orphanage.  We need someone who is organized, possess excellent organizational skills, basic computer skills and good writing skills.  The person/couple must be able to multi-task, be flexible, and willing to do whatever jobs need to be done.  They need to possess solid communication skills (both written and verbal.)  They need to be willing and interested in learning Haitian Creole. French language skills are helpful but not required.  They need to the ability to work independently and/or as a member of a team.  They must respect the diversity of all adoptive parents, staff, volunteers, and donors. 

Housing will be provided at the children’s home in Kenscof, Haiti.  Fundraising, or some form of financial support needs to be arranged by the volunteers for airfare, meals, and personal expenses. An ideal situation would be to have the financial support of a faith community from your home. You will be working closely with other staff and must be a team player who can get along with different personalities in a work setting.  

 

Volunteer/Program Coordinators:

Fondation Enfant Jesus (FEJ) a well-established Haitian non-profit organization is seeking a volunteer (preferably a couple) to oversee the daily management of our programs in Haiti.   Responsibilities will include all aspects of scheduling and hosting volunteers and coordinating with Haitian staff who lead the school, health clinic, and vocational education programs. 

Tasks may include: daily supervision of kitchen staff, managing food use and meal planning, coordinating the daily schedule of volunteer groups, using social media to post updates about current events and needs of the programs.  A variety of other tasks related to our programs will inevitably arise.

We need someone who is organized, possesses excellent organizational skills, basic computer skills and good writing skills.  The person/couple must be able to multi-task, be flexible, and willing to do whatever jobs need to be done.  They need to possess solid communication skills (both written and verbal.)  They need to be willing and interested in learning Haitian Creole. French language skills are helpful but not required. They need to the ability to work independently and/or as a member of a team.  They must respect the diversity of all staff, volunteers, and donors. 

Housing will be provided at our facility in the rural community of Lamardelle, Haiti.  Fundraising, or some form of financial support needs to be arranged by the volunteers for airfare, meals, and personal expenses. An ideal situation would be to have the financial support of a faith community from your home.You will be working closely with other staff and must be a team player who can get along with different personalities in a work setting.