Administrative coordinator
Guatemala
Health&Help is a demanding project: we are responsible for our volunteers, patients and everything happening at the clinic. Keeping things in order and taking care of team members is your key focus. Your detail-oriented and loving approach is essential.
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
Age
18+
Education
higher education diploma
We welcome
volunteers from all over the world
Program duration
1 year
Delivering humanitarian help in personal baggage
Language skills
There are several languages being used at the clinic
English
B2
Spanish
C1
Additional skills
Cooking
required
Driving a car
required
Driving a motorcycle
advantage
Taking photos/recording video*
with professional equipment
advantage
Conditions
Hot meals*
vegetarian
3 times/day
Place to stay in shared house*
2-3 people in a room
Round trip travel reimbursement*
Ask your coordinator
Program include
Purchasing food and household supplies for clinic volunteers
Escorting patients to a hospital
Emergency calls
Networking within the local community, establishing and fostering existing relationships
Preparing and giving educational lectures on public health for locals, both children and adults, putting together handout materials, posters
Medical documentation and gathering medical data
Organization of nursing and ancillary medical personnel
Humanitarian help
Our volunteers are expected to deliver 15 kilograms of hu­man­i­tar­ian help (med­ical sup­plies and drugs):
Medical equipment*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Drugs*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Medical supplies*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer

**Per­sonal qual­i­ties **

  • Ini­tia­tive. Striv­ing to im­prove busi­ness processes;
  • Self-learn­ing. Able to find the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion and ac­quire new skills along with main­tain­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ism;
  • Adapt­able. Able to feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions, with new peo­ple and in un­usual life and work con­di­tions;
  • Diplo­matic, kind, in­tel­li­gent. Able to deal with all team mem­bers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity, solve and pre­vent con­flicts. Have re­spect for other po­si­tions and opin­ions, dif­fer­ent from their own;
  • Well-or­ga­nized, re­spon­si­ble, punc­tual and dili­gent;
  • Able to per­form work in a high-qual­ity and timely man­ner, as well as ready to make com­plex de­ci­sions;
  • **Lead­er­ship skills. ** Able to guide and in­spire the team in or­der to achieve com­mon goals and ob­jec­tives;
  • Loyal, calm and en­durant. Tol­er­ant at­ti­tude to­wards peo­ple of other race, na­tion­al­ity, re­li­gion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, po­lit­i­cal views, etc.
  • Em­pathic and re­spon­sive. With a car­ing at­ti­tude, as well as a will­ing­ness to help in a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion;
  • Will­ing to main­tain a healthy lifestyle as an ex­am­ple for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and other vol­un­teers.

**The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the role in­clude: **

  • Han­dling newly ar­rived vol­un­teers, their sched­ule; as­sist­ing and work­ing to­gether with other vol­un­teers;
  • Su­per­vis­ing vol­un­teers, check­ing their dis­ci­pline and ad­her­ence to the rules (pro­hi­bi­tions against al­co­hol con­sump­tion in pub­lic places, smok­ing and etc.)
  • Pur­chas­ing goods and keep­ing the house­hold life on track:
  • Keep­ing the books and putting up fi­nance re­ports;
  • Work­ing with ven­dors and sup­pli­ers in or­der to sup­port the clin­ic’s proper func­tion­ing;
  • Be­ing a fa­cil­i­ta­tor be­tween the vol­un­teers and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, dis­solv­ing prob­lems and neu­tral­iz­ing con­flicts;
  • Prepar­ing and giv­ing ed­u­ca­tional lec­tures on pub­lic health­care among lo­cal cit­i­zens, both chil­dren and adults.

Be­ing a part of Health&Help team is an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, which gives you the op­por­tu­nity to make this world a bet­ter place at this ex­act mo­ment. Don’t wait an­other day, ap­ply now!