Program Volunteer Roles, 2019-2020
Compañeros En Salud (CES) is an affiliate of Partners In Health in Chiapas, Mexico. The organization’s mission is to build a primary health care model of excellence in rural Mexico. To learn more about the organization and its mission, as well as the location and living conditions of our site please visit http://www.companerosensalud.mx. The PIH website offers additional context at: www.pih.org.
CES strives to create volunteer positions that serve the organization’s mission and priorities as well as provide a substantive learning experience. The volunteer roles are based in Chiapas, Mexico, and contribute to key service and research functions of the organization.
These roles are ideal for a recent college graduate exploring global health, medical or graduate student taking a gap year, or a mid-career professional interested in exploring a global health career. The volunteer roles are not clinical in nature.
All applicants should have high proficiency in Spanish, and be able to confidently carry out work conversations exclusively in Spanish. CES also looks for applicants who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to rural conditions, such as candidates who have lived in a resource-poor or rural area previously or who have participated in wilderness or camping activities.
Support to Volunteer
CES is able in most cases to provide housing and any work-related transport once on site. CES is NOT able to defray the cost of flights to Chiapas or to provide stipends to volunteers. If you plan to apply for travel or financial support from your university, workplace, or another institution, we will collaborate with you by providing any necessary letters or site paperwork.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please include any time constraints related to fellowship applications in your application. Preferred Start Date: May 2019 End Date: May 2020
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Position: Logistics, Human Resource, and Volunteer Coordinator
Reports to: CES Directors
Logistic coordination and human resource development is essential to CES’ operations as a nonprofit global health organization. The Logistics, Human Resource, and Volunteer Coordinator will assist the CES directors in overseeing CES’ operational agendas and by creating a work environment that is supportive to the organization’s human resource needs. This volunteer role will be expected to develop and lead on-boarding for CES staff and volunteers serving with the organization, organize weekly agendas and objectives for CES programs (mental health, maternal health, community health workers, MEQ, etc), and evaluate internal satisfaction in program implementation and work experience. This role will be based in CES’ central office location and be essential to human resource support and development. This is an excellent position for a candidate with an interest in operational development, human resources or people management in the non-profit sector.
- Onboard (creating/posting volunteer positions, recruiting, interviewing, orientation) and serve as human resource support for CES staff, volunteers and medical residents.
- Coordinate logistics for CES onsite staff, social service physicians, volunteers, and visitors.
- Collaborate with the Clinical Mentor Hiring Manager to onboard rotating physicians and residents as well as collaborate with Primary Care Director and Salud Materna Coordinator to create their work plan and onsite logistics.
- Design volunteer work plans with volunteers and program managers.
- Strengthen CES’ internal tools to evaluate program implementation progress and wellbeing in workplace.
- Coordinate agenda for monthly CES research investigation calls.
- Collaborate with Primary Care Monitoring, Evaluating and Quality Volunteer in updating CES objectives and documents pertaining to research projects and grant applications.
- Assist Primary Care Director and clinical team in coordinating monthly global health course, specifically in facilitating operational wellbeing and satisfaction dialogue (surveys), and prepare in logistics of course (specifically revolving around meals, office management, and course quality evaluation)
- Lead logistical agenda for active case findings (May and December) with Primary Care MEQ Volunteer.
- Strong interest in operational management, specifically in the non-profit/ global health sector.
- Background in people management and/or human resource development preferred.
- Well-developed organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to problem-solve as part of a team and with limited resources.
- Proactive and collaborative work style.
- Fluency with Excel and calendar management.
- Spanish fluency or high proficiency.
- Adept at and enjoyment of managing multiple projects.
- Experience in a low-resource or rural setting or with wilderness activities strongly preferred.
Please include a resume or CV AND cover letter in order to be considered. In your cover letter, please detail your previous relevant experience as well as details about your Spanish language proficiency.
Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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