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The latest international development jobs in Wales can be found below. 

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Oxfam Cymru - Education for Global Citizenship Adviser - £15,188 gross per annum - 18 hours a week - Cardiff

Closing Date: 23 August 2017

Would you like to be part of our mission to end poverty? Are you passionate about developing young people as active global citizens? Do you have a strong understanding of global development issues and the education system in Wales?

If so, we would like to hear from you to be part of our UK Policy, Programmes and Campaigns team based in our Cardiff office.

You will have the ability to work independently to develop and deliver a long-term vision and strategic plan to achieve significant development education impact in Wales. You will take responsibility for maintaining and developing key alliances and networks within the development education sector in Wales.

Using your in-depth knowledge of the Welsh education landscape you will help develop and create key teaching materials that will support young people to contribute to a future that is secure, just and free from poverty.

You will engage with Welsh educators to disseminate teaching materials and to create opportunities for them to develop their skills, understanding and confidence in teaching development education.

You will be responsible for shaping work that has the potential to have a major impact on young people’s learning and development.

  • Essential skills, experience and knowledge
  • Significant knowledge and experience of teaching, learning and curriculum development in the formal education sector
  • Strong networking, training and facilitation skills
  • Effective advocacy and influencing skills with internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work independently when necessary, and at times with minimal supervision
  • Experience and competence in project management
  • Understanding of, and demonstrable commitment to, Education for Global Citizenship and active and participatory methodologies in education
  • A strong understanding of, and commitment to, global development issues and domestic poverty issues
  • Good analytical, strategic, and conceptual thinking skills
  • Good time management, forward planning and prioritisation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to contribute to development of team and programme initiatives
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values
  • Ability to integrate a gender and diversity analysis into the work

More info here

Christian Aid Wales - Supporter Relations officer - £15,388 - £17,547 - Full Time (28hrs a week) - Cardiff

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

About Us

This role sits within the Wales division in Christian Aid’s Supporter and Community Partnerships Department (SPD). The Wales division is responsible for developing relationships within Wales with key Christian Aid supporters and stakeholders, including volunteers, churches, denominations, Christian Aid groups, the Welsh Government and Assembly Members, the media, schools, private sector and other civil society groups.

About the role

Are you experienced in providing excellent supporter care, working with churches and their members? This role will be the first point of contact for Christian Aid supporters in South Wales via the phone, email or them visiting the office; responding to queries and fulfilling resources orders. This role will also provide effective and efficient administrative support for the Wales team and to support the smooth running of a busy national office.

The post holder is responsible for maintaining the database of contacts for regional supporters, ensuring that the information is accurate, current, consistent and comprehensive.

The post holder is also responsible for processing income and expenditure, ensuring that procedures are followed and standards are met.

About you

A Welsh speaker, you will have a background in providing supporter care and executive support to a team of staff. You will have a warm and engaging manner, be sympathetic to the mission and values of Christian Aid and be able to talk with confidence and knowledge to church members. You will have experience of using IT systems, including financial systems and databases.

More info here

Christian Aid Wales - Regional Coordinator (South and Mid Wales) - £32,329 - Full Time (35hrs a week) - Cardiff

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

About us

At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world, free from poverty. Join us to inspire churches, supporters and volunteers in South and Mid Wales to play their part in bringing this vision closer to reality. This role sits within the Wales division in Christian Aid’s Support and Community Partnerships Department (SPD). The Wales division is responsible for developing relationships within Wales with key Christian Aid supporters and stakeholder, including volunteers, churches, Christian Aid groups, the Welsh Government and Assembly Members, the media, private sector and other civil society groups.

About the role

Through the nurturing and building of relationships you will motivate and enable church leaders, church congregations, volunteers and Christian Aid groups to respond to poverty by raising more money, campaigning and prayer. You will work with and through others to increase the engagement of churches in South East Wales. You will also play a key role in planning and delivering national fundraising, campaigning and church engagement initiatives.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the vision of Christian Aid and has the confidence, skills and energy to strengthen our partnerships and to fundraise with churches and individuals across South East Wales. You will be in the vanguard of our new emphasis on project working, participating in cross-organisational project groups to creatively fulfil our fundraising and campaigning aims, such that Christian Aid enables a wide range of churches and church-goers to be effective agents of change. As part of the Christian Aid Wales team you will need to be able to work well with other staff members and independently take responsibility for the work in your regional area. You will need to be well organised and able to plan and balance a diverse workload.

You will have substantial experience of working with churches and of bringing out the best in volunteers; fundraising and campaigning; giving presentations or preaching and will have competent IT skills. You will be comfortable working within a project management structure, and with a wide range of staff from different disciplines. You will also have a good understanding of international development issues and Christian Aid’s core supporter base in the churches. You will be an excellent communicator, able to motivate and inspire people of faith to give, act and pray for Christian Aid using biblical principles and faith-based language. Welsh language communication skills would be an advantage.

More info here

Christian Aid Wales - Regional Coordinator (South East Wales) - £32,329 - Full Time (35hrs a week) - Cardiff

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

About us

At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world, free from poverty. Join us to inspire churches, supporters and volunteers in South and Mid Wales to play their part in bringing this vision closer to reality. This role sits within the Wales division in Christian Aid’s Support and Community Partnerships Department (SPD). The Wales division is responsible for developing relationships within Wales with key Christian Aid supporters and stakeholder, including volunteers, churches, Christian Aid groups, the Welsh Government and Assembly Members, the media, private sector and other civil society groups.

About the role

Through the nurturing and building of relationships you will motivate and enable church leaders, church congregations, volunteers and Christian Aid groups to respond to poverty by raising more money, campaigning and prayer. You will work with and through others to increase the engagement of churches in South East Wales. You will also play a key role in planning and delivering national fundraising, campaigning and church engagement initiatives.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the vision of Christian Aid and has the confidence, skills and energy to strengthen our partnerships and to fundraise with churches and individuals across South East Wales. You will be in the vanguard of our new emphasis on project working, participating in cross-organisational project groups to creatively fulfil our fundraising and campaigning aims, such that Christian Aid enables a wide range of churches and church-goers to be effective agents of change. As part of the Christian Aid Wales team you will need to be able to work well with other staff members and independently take responsibility for the work in your regional area. You will need to be well organised and able to plan and balance a diverse workload.

You will have substantial experience of working with churches and of bringing out the best in volunteers; fundraising and campaigning; giving presentations or preaching and will have competent IT skills. You will be comfortable working within a project management structure, and with a wide range of staff from different disciplines. You will also have a good understanding of international development issues and Christian Aid’s core supporter base in the churches. You will be an excellent communicator, able to motivate and inspire people of faith to give, act and pray for Christian Aid using biblical principles and faith-based language. Welsh language communication skills would be an advantage.

More info here

Dolen Cymru - Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme

Closing Date: (5pm) 25 August 2017

The Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme (LTPP) is now entering its thirteenth year and is a highly-respected professional development programme for Welsh and Basotho teachers. The programme is run by Dolen Cymru and the British Council Wales through the Welsh Government's International Education Programme.

This is a six-month volunteer placement programme for fully or newly qualified teachers, who are from Wales, work in Wales or who were trained in Wales. It is also part of a 6 week volunteer programme for teachers from Lesotho (WTPP) in conjunction with the Welsh teacher placement. Read more about teachers experiences in Lesotho and Wales here

For its 2018 programme, Dolen Cymru is looking for three individuals to take up the posts of Teachers/teacher trainers on the programme. You will be based in Thaba Tseka, a rural town in the highlands of Lesotho, working in local Primary Schools who have been part of our education programme for 2 years. You will also deliver training to the local teacher training college and other schools in the wider District.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this programme, you need to be:

  • A qualified teacher from Wales or teaching in a school in Wales 
  • Or a student teacher currently training in Wales, who will be qualified by September this year 
  • In possession of a valid passport (passports must be valid for at least 6 months before entry)
  • Able to cope with conditions very different to that in the UK 
  • In good physical and mental health

Stipend

You will be expected to attend two training courses in Wales before flying out to Lesotho in January

  • Dolen Cymru will offer in-country support through its project manager in Maseru 
  • Participants will be given a stipend of £640 per month, which will more than cover accommodation and food. 
  • Return ticket to the UK will be provided to all participants who complete the 6 month placement, as well as full insurance. 
  • Dolen Cymru will arrange flights, in country transport, accommodation, school placement, briefings, in country support and insurance.

More info here 

Wales Liberia Connect - Volunteer Trustee 

Wales Liberia Connect is a Swansea based voluntary organisation working between Swansea and Liberia, is seeking a Volunteer Committee Member with back ground in finance handling to serve as a treasurer.

Wales Liberia Connect has been working on a health promotion project with specific reference to awareness raising on the prevention of HIV/AIDS since 2011 between Swansea and Liberia.

This year 2017, we have decided to switch into education with our focus being on computer literacy program for elementary junior and high schools in Liberia, where young people are graduating from high school without basic computer skills.

If you are one of them that also love traveling and interacting with the beneficiaries, then this is a great opportunity. You don’t have to be a Swansea residence to serve in this post, although high priority will be given to Swansea residence.

Please do email Maxon Kpakio directly on kpakiomax@yahoo.co.uk to express your interest.

International Learning Opportunities - Professional Development Placement Opportunity

If you’re a manager or leader, permanently employed within the Welsh public and voluntary sector, ILO offers the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in sub-Saharan Africa working on development projects designed to enhance your leadership skills.

This is a very different leadership programme which stretches and challenges participants; taking you out of your comfort zone and allowing you to work more creatively and resourcefully.

The ILO programme is funded by Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme. As placements are designed to enhance your leadership skills, your employer would be expected to continue to fund your salary costs for the duration of the placement.

For more information visit the Academi Wales website