Outreach Officer - Region 1 (Mabaruma) - Part-time

About Voices GY

Voices GY is a registered Guyanese non-profit organisation, active since April 2018. Our mission is to strengthen social cohesion, cultural integration and human rights in the country through targeted projects and partnerships. As an organisation, we are founded on a community-based approach towards a more cohesive and inclusive Guyana. Previous projects have included English tuition for migrants and refugees; support through training and grants to migrant entrepreneurs; regional needs assessments on education and social integration; mental health support; social cohesion events; and multimedia productions on minority rights and cultures.

About the role

Voices GY has played a key role in providing education, language and social support in Guyana in recent years. This year, we are expanding our operations in Region 1 working with indigenous communities (Waraos, migrant communities and school teachers. 

Voices GY has currently a Spanish online course of 50 frontline workers (NGO and Government workers). Also, we are implementing psychosocial support for migrants in Guyana and now starting to implement the first phase of an Intercultural and Bilingual Education program (IBE). The outreach officer will play a key role in communicating with communities in Region 1, coordinating information and resources and to work closely with the project coordinator. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of the community outreach.

  • To disseminate project flyers, publicity and forms.

  • Provide follow-up with community staff on a weekly basis

  • Maintain regular interaction with the Project Coordinator and participate in meetings with partners and team members.

  • Visit communities and inform progress of projects.

  • Provide resources to communities (photocopies, pens, sim-cards, etc).

  • Manage and inform requirements from communities and beneficiaries. 

  • Provide receipts and bills of expenses on time. 

  • Assist in the organisation of events.

  • Provide internet bundles and top-ups to community participants and beneficiaries with connectivity difficulties and submit invoices.

  • Provide input and assistance with projects in the region implemented by Voices GY as and when required.

 

Requirements

  • Education: An undergraduate degree in a related field and 1+ years’ experience or a High School Diploma and 3+ years' relevant experience.

  • Experience: in the areas of education; social work; language tuition; migration; and/or humanitarian assistance.

  • Languages: Ability to communicate in English and Spanish/Warrau (Warao)

  • Working ability in the use of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), Google Drive, Zoom and WhatsApp

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, punctuality and self-drive

  • Experience working remotely is a plus

*This position is part-time and based in Mabaruma, Region 1, Guyana*

To Apply

To apply, send the following documents to careers.voicesgy@gmail.com by 12 midday on Wednesday 23rd June. Applicants who fail to provide all documents will not be considered.

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Contact details for 2 referees (email and telephone)

Voices GY is not only an Equal Opportunities Employer – diversity is at the root of all that we do and strive for. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply and enrich the work we undertake.