Natural Resource Management Projects
Development Programs (HIV/AIDS, Malaria prevention
and control, ICT and Enterprise Development.
and Linkages for Community Action and Development
Resource and Training Centre.
in VFA Programmes across East Africa
with VFA in East Africa
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Partnership with VFA..................
with VFA in East Africa, and put a smile in someone's
you are over 21 and under 65 then you can apply for development
worker jobs with VFA. The range of skills we're looking for is
incredibly varied, covering a wide variety of occupations. However,
whatever your field of work, you need not have a combination of a
relevant professional qualification, just an aura for voluntarism.
will be expected to live with a host family, or where circumstances
cannot allow, a secure accommodation will be availed to you. The
accommodation you will be provided will be considerable, for
example, depending on whether you're based in a rural or an urban
area, it will always be in keeping with local conditions. Living and
working in East Africa can be personally and professionally very
challenging. You'll have to adjust to a new way of life, and face up
to problems you've probably never encountered before. However, in
doing so, you'll derive a real sense of personal growth and
a development worker, a key aspect of your role will be to share and
pass on your professional skills to the people you work with. By
developing the abilities and confidence of others, your work will
continue to have an impact once you leave.
will have the chance to make a valuable, lasting impact on people's
lives, including your own. But sharing skills works both ways. It
will be a learning process for you as well as for the people and
communities you work with, and most development workers gain as much
as they contribute.
with VFA is a two-way process……………….
However, a development workers role is not all about giving. Sharing
skills is very much a two-way process of mutual benefit. It's about
people working together in partnership, learning from each other,
sharing knowledge, and enhancing understanding and respect between
cultures. By working in this way, you'll certainly gain as much as
and working in East Africa can be personally and professionally very
challenging. You'll have to adjust to a new way of life, adapt to a
different culture and customs, and face up to problems you've
probably never encountered before. However, in doing so, you'll
derive a real sense of personal growth and achievement. At work,
there's often the chance to take on a high level of responsibility
and to stretch your capabilities in new areas such as training and
team leadership. Ultimately, you'll return home with broader
professional skills and new ways of working that could benefit your
most rewarding step you'll ever take
Although development workers receive a modest living allowance which
affords a reasonable standard of living, salaries are not comparable
with what you might earn at home. However, you can expect an
experience that will be, both professionally and personally,
of people - people like you perhaps - have now worked as VFA
development workers. Many simply describe it as the most rewarding
step they have ever taken.