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IT Opportunities in Malawi

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IT Opportunities in Malawi

VMM International

International

At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/06/2017
  • End Date:02/01/2020
  • Closing date:01/01/2020
  • Post Updated:21/06/2017
  • Min Hours:30-39
  • Role Type:Computer Work

Requirements:Over 18, knowledge of IT systems, networking, Microsoft and Linux

Description

Would you like to develop your IT, networking or web design skills in beautiful Malawi?  VMM have short term volunteer opportunities in Malawi with a charity who are looking for people with these skills.  You will have the opportunity to develop your skills while providing much needed assistance to the charity and the community under the supervision of key personnel. 

Volunteers will also gain experience in the IT requirements of community development and charity organisations, data extrapolation, software management and application, identifying areas for improvement and updating applications. 

Placements start from 4 weeks up to six months and are available all year round.   These are self-funding roles and volunteers are required to fundraise for their trip and VMM will advise and support you in your fundraising efforts.  A four week placement is €1,700 which covers your accommodation and meals, airport transfers, pre-departure training, comprehensive insurance, 24-hour support and debriefing. 

By volunteering with VMM, it will contribute to the experience you need particularly if you wish to work in the development sector at home or internationally. 

VMM are signitories of the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice and have received comprehensive compliance award for 2017 and in several years pervious.   What this means for you as a volunteer, is that we are committed to ensuring that your volunteer experience is wholly positive from the very start and when you come home. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

As agreed with host organisation and according to their requirements

Full role description provided before going on placement

Skills required for this role:

Knowledge of Microsoft and Linux systems

Cloud technology an advantage

Networking

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form available on http://www.vmminternational.org/volunteer/short-term-volunteers/apply-for-short-term-posts/

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fiona Duignan

Address: VMM International, 68 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Website: http://www.vmminternational.org

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