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Actualmente estamos buscando un National Volunteer Coordinator, si considerás que sos la persona adecuada para este trabajo luego de leer la descripción del puesto envíanos tu CV y un cover letter en inglés a

Fecha límite para aplicar: Martes 11 de Setiembre 2018. 5pm. 



Job Description

National Volunteer Coordinator
  • Location Homebased or Field Base – Costa Rica
  • Salary US$900.00 gross monthly.
  • Contract Fixed Term Contract – October 1st, 2018 to December 31, 2019.
  • Responsible to Country Operations Manager/Director of Operations Costa Rica.
General Information

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We challenge and empower young people and communities to deliver grassroots sustainable development. Our programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building resilient communities. We work in collaboration with volunteers, communities and local partner organisations.

In Nicaragua and Costa Rica, we have 17 years’ experience working on several different programmes with national and international volunteers with a focus on water and sanitation, natural resource management, youth leadership and environmental conservation in partnership with a range of local NGOs, cooperatives and government institutions.

Overall purpose of the post

The key purpose of the National Volunteer Coordinator, Costa Rica is to support National Society Costa Rica (NSCR) to connect Raleigh alumni into a network that builds a sense of purpose and mutual benefit, increase skills and knowledge to implement their strategies and sustainable business models and engage NSCR members as partners in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of their programmes. This role also includes recruit, selection and support of CR volunteers joining Raleigh programmes in Nicaragua, reporting, finances, liaise as National Volunteer Coordinator with authorities and project partners of CR home-based or field base office, supporting design, planning and implementation of any Raleigh Nicaragua initiatives in Costa Rica (i.e. Alumni Trek or any expedition Projects that take place in CR).

Responsibilities of the National Volunteer Coordinator


• Throughout the volunteer journey the National Volunteer Coordinator will be encouraging Raleigh alumni to become members of their National Societies (if appropriate), building a sense of purpose through clear and positive messaging.
• Support NSCR to develop a regular calendar of events which will provide mutual benefits for Raleigh and the alumni.
• Support NSCR initiatives to share news and information to alumni and society members through digital channels including the websites and social media channels.
• Support NSCR and alumni to work together on youth national campaigns which will build a sense of common purpose.
• To support NSCR alumni’s fundraising efforts through challenge events, as major donors or through identification of corporat partnership opportunities.

Capacity Building

• Support NSCR to undertake a capacity and skills audit to identify gaps or concerns in the implementation of its strategy.
• To identify capacity building training opportunities and resources to NSCR.
• To actively seek opportunities to include NSCR capacity building into project design.
• Support NSCR to develop business plans and financial models to underpin its strategy.
• To share sustainable business models and possible “road-maps” with NSCR and provide training/support to NSCR to evolve its business models.
• To develop and deliver a communications strategy to inform key stakeholders about NSCR’s work in Costa Rica.

Engagement of NSCR members as partners in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of
their programmes

• Support NSCR to continue working with their members to design, develop, implement and evaluate their projects.
• Support NSCR to recruit, select, support and fundraise for more Costa Rican young people to go on an Expedition.
• To review Expedition portfolio and timings to see whether it can be more accessible for NSCR members.
• To support NSCR to design and develop new national youth programmes at national level (e.g. Latin Expedition).
• Support NSCR to develop a new partnership model where they can implement projects in partnership with other youth organizations in Costa Rica.

Personal Specification


• Strategic thinking.
• Experience of working with young people from different cultures and backgrounds.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
• Ability to work autonomously and take on responsibility without close supervision.
• Knowledge of communications and marketing
• Strong IT Skills


• An understanding of working with volunteers.
• An appreciation of the aims and ethos of Raleigh International
• A good understanding of international, environmental and development issues.
• Experience of fundraising and new business development.


The successful candidate must:
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Have excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
• Have proven motivational and planning skills.
• Be competent with Information Technology.
• Have a high degree of tact, diplomacy and corporate spirit.

Other Information

Values, Behaviours & Competencies

Raleigh International’s core values are Drive, Courage, Integrity, Discovery and Impact. Our staff are expected to be passionate about and proud of their role. Team working is fundamental to our standards and displayed by assisting others and taking on additional responsibilities / tasks if necessary. We are also results driven, committed and self-motivated to achieving targets, embracing accountability for our own actions.

Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults

Raleigh International is committed to ensuring the health, safety, welfare and development of all young people with whom it works regardless of gender, age, stage of development, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnicity. All participants who take part in activities organised by us should enjoy taking part in these without fear of harm. We guide all staff and volunteers to show respect for and understanding of young people’s rights and their safety and welfare and by so doing, conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles.

Anti-Corruption Policy

It is Raleigh International’s policy to conduct organisation business honestly, and without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain or receive an unfair advantage. Raleigh is committed to ensuring adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards of organisation conduct. This must be reflected in every aspect of the way in which we operate. We must conduct all our dealings with integrity. Bribery and corruption harms the societies in which these acts are committed and prevents economic growth and development.
Any breach of Raleigh’s policy will be regarded as a serious matter and will be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure. In serious cases, it may be treated as gross misconduct leading to summary dismissal.