Viatores Christi: Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles

Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles at Viatores Christi (VC)

VC is an Irish-based organisation supporting and working within the faith-based international development sector. Viatores Christi aims to support people most in need. Our global programme and partnerships have evolved over time and we have long-term commitments to communities where we have a history of making change. We also specialise in the area of grant support, monitoring and implementation of projects as well as in the recruitment of experts/consultants for clearly defined projects in developing countries.

Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for the following roles.

These roles are not salaried but are funded from the Overseas Aid Budget or VC funding and have Volunteer Development Worker (VDW) status (PRSI contributions paid by the Irish Government). VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to help cover flights, vaccinations, etc. Accommodation will be provided free of charge. Insurance will be covered by VC group policy. Start dates will depend on applicant experience and VC training process. These assignments are initially for 12 months in duration but may be extended.

Project Support Officer - VC Office, Uganda

The Volunteer development worker will work alongside the VC Uganda Co-Ordinator and closely with the VC Mission Development and Projects Officer in Dublin - whose roles involve the securing and management of financial support for VC partner projects, and ongoing compliance with VC and funder requirements, monitoring and evaluation and liaison with partners, volunteer development workers, and funders. The volunteer will also assist VC Uganda with accreditation in the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI).

IT Project Manager (with French) - Haiti

Our partner, based in a women's empowerment and education project in North Western Haiti, seeks a volunteer development worker IT Specialist with good all round skills and experience in managing and supporting basic IT systems (hardware and software) within an education/training setting. The IT Specialist will possess strong project management skills in developing and overseeing the refurb of an IT training centre and development of programmes, identification and training of local counterparts, delivery of training to staff and local school teachers.

Senior Social Worker - Uganda

Our partner organisation in Masaka, Uganda requires a social work specialist to share their knowledge, international skills, and experience with local staff in areas of social work and general management of social and health programmes delivered by the organisation in a bid to build the local capacity for the future. The engagement of an experienced social worker as part of a capacity building programme will assist local staff increase knowledge, techniques and support them to deliver existing programmes (in an area devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic)

Physiotherapist - Uganda

An experienced physiotherapist is required to support and mentor existing team in a special needs school setting which covers a varied range of conditions - both physical and intellectual. The volunteer physiotherapist will offer his/her expertise to build capacity, introduce best practice techniques and training (in client assessment, treatment programmes, use of equipment and aids, etc.) help design and deliver awareness programmes for the students families and caregivers as well as create local and international links to help the school strive to reach it's strategic objectives in terms of services and capacity.

Maternal & Child Health Programme Manager - Uganda

Working in the Muhabura Anglican diocese, with the supervision of the local head of the health department, the VC volunteer development worker with expertise in health programme management will mentor and accompany Muhabura diocesan health staff, in the management and co-ordination of its Mother and Child Health (MCH).

This project aims to improve MCH care services especially in hard to reach areas so as to contribute to a reduction in the overall maternal and infant child mortality rate in Kisoro district. The approach to be used will ensure ownership and empowerment of local community through training and mentoring.

Community Development Specialist (with Law/Mediation background) - Uganda

A new phase of this existing partnership project requires the expertise of a suitably qualified Community Development Worker with a background in law, meditation and capacity building to work alongside a local counterpart to further increase local capacity of the Justice and Peace Commission within the Catholic Diocese of Hoima and to undertake peace-building work in the community in a more effective manner.

Physiotherapist - Haiti

Speech and Language Therapist - Haiti

PE Teacher - Haiti

Our partner Special Needs Programme in Haiti provides residential, educational and therapeutic services to children and adults with physical and neurological disabilities and their families. It does so with the stated aim of achieving participation, equality and full human rights for individuals with disability in Haiti, where poverty, prejudice and a lack of state services can often lead to the neglect and abandonment of this vulnerable population. In addition to its core activities, the NPFS Special Needs Programme uses training, advocacy and partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations to work towards this aim.

The project currently seeks a qualified physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and PE teacher in order to continue to provide and further develop these essential services.

For more information on these roles and the application process, please email



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