Type: 8 Month Fellowship (start August 4, 2017)
Experience: Undergraduate Degree
Functions: Education and Development
Fellowship Industry: Global Health and Rural Development (Non-Profit Sector)
Organization Description: The Oda Foundation provides health and education services to impoverished communities in Nepal’s remote regions. The Foundation’s clinic serves over a thousand patients a month and has helped significantly reduce regional mortality rates. The Foundation also supports the local school system and hosts tutoring programs for hundreds of children in a Foundation-owned and -operated facility. Our fellows enjoy a stimulating, ever changing work environment with significant opportunities for development and a real opportunity to make a difference. With our focus on health and education in mind, we expect all new employees to embrace significant responsibility.
Operations + Wellness Fellow: Kalikot, Nepal
Position Type: Full-time, unpaid – room and board included
The Fellow will work regularly with the Oda Foundation’s US Director and on a daily basis with the Foundation’s Nepali Director on a range of activities. Such job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, social media content generation and uploads, weekly budgeting meetings with Karan Singh, weekly telephone status updates with John Christopher, grant writing and management, quarterly board meeting participation, sponsorship program management, and a variety of other general administrative duties. In addition to operations, this Fellow will work with Oda’s Education Fellow(s) to sustain and coordinate wellness programs through the Foundation. This includes weekly “Wellness Fridays + Saturdays” and classroom wellness activities. The candidate will have a strong voice and a team-oriented attitude. The Foundation is looking for a positive, open minded, self-starter. Fellows will arrive in Kathamandu, Nepal on August 5, 2017 and take 3 weeks of a Nepali language class before traveling out to the Foundation’s site in Kalikot. Candidates must possess desire and excitement to dive head first into the Nepali language upon arrival in Nepal. Much of this job entails working with and communicating effectively with marginalized Nepali’s with little to no English comprehension.
Key responsibilities include:
• Working alongside Karan Singh, our Nepali Director, to oversee the administrative portion of existing programs.
• Help coordinate and meet with partner organizations for the Foundation’s village Water Project
• Developing and producing social media content for Instagram, Facebook, and Odafoundation.org including photos, blog posts and videos.
• Weekly calls with US based Founder & Director John Christopher. • Quarterly status updates to the US based Board of Directors.
• Supporting grant management and reporting alongside US Director John Christopher.
• Assisting Oda staff with general operations and strategies.
• Facilitating sponsorship efforts alongside Oda Education Fellow(s)
• Working with Fellows team, hand-in-hand, to continue weekly preventative health education curriculum and weekend wellness activities.
• Overseeing and coordinating preventative health program – including, but not limited to, women’s meetings Successful candidates will have:
• A desire to work in the education or development sector, specifically in a developing country.
• Solid comprehension of Excel and the remainder of Microsoft Office.
• Strong organizational skills
• A positive attitude with a proven track record for being a team player
• An open-minded attitude towards living and working in extremely remote, rural Nepal. There are many challenges that accompany living and working in a developing country; fellows will have limited access to the internet and electricity.
• A strong work ethic and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of the people living in the Karnali Zone of Nepal.
• A cultural competence and patient nature towards dealing with a drastically different work environment than what is found in developed countries
• A proven track record for success, whether this is academically or otherwise.
HOW TO APPLY For more information about our organization please visit www.odafoundation.org. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st 2017. Application materials will be viewed and interviews will be determined on a rolling basis. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a liability waiver and proof of international travel insurance.