The Exchange for Change program is a 3-5 week volunteering and cultural exchange program that exposes Israeli and Jewish backpackers to the content and activity of Tevel b’Tzedek in Nepal. The program gives the participant the opportunity to get to know Nepal in a deeper way, from the perspective of the rural population struggling to attain the most basic needs. The program includes an orientation of several days followed by 3-4 weeks of volunteering in rural villages. The participants stay with families in the village, and are integrated into the daily life of their host family, while taking part in community projects in the field.
Coordinator of the fall and spring 2017/8 sessions
Main areas of Responsibility:
- Responsibility for the educational content of the program, including but not limited to planning and coordinating the orientation and seminars throughout the program
- Personal and group guidance for volunteers throughout the volunteer program including extended stays in the village
- Close coordination with the Nepali staff in the village to ensure optimal integration of the volunteers in the community projects
- Take an active role in the Israeli and Nepali staff and in the advancement of all organizational activity
- Taking an active role in general tasks of the Israeli and Nepali staff and in the advancement of all organizational activity
- Commitment to Tevel’s values
- Willingness to work with volunteers and staff in the field, including in rural locations in Nepal
- Formal or informal education and group facilitation background including experience in preparing lesson plans, with preference for experience in the following fields: Social leadership, Judaism and social-economic justice.
- Strong intercultural skills and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Excellent inter-personal and teamwork abilities, patience and desire to get to know new people
- Experience in the development fields relevant to Tevel such as: education, youth movements, women’s empowerment, social work
- Self-confidence and public speaking aptitude
- Strong verbal and writing skills in Hebrew and English including the ability to lead activities in either language
- Competence in computer skills
- Organized and methodical, assertive, innovative, strong work ethic and willingness to work in a dynamic framework
- Graduate of a Tevel program- preferred
Start Date: August, 2017. Training in Israel during July 2017. Minimum commitment- until June 2018.
The organization will cover all living expenses, one round-trip flight to Israel, medical insurance, visas and a small salary.
Please send resumes and a short cover letter in English detailing your qualifications for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30th.