Data Management Specialist (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Jamaica
Start Date Aug - Oct 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
E-Volunteers spend approximately 3-4 months in a placement and spend 2-10 hours per week working as an e-volunteer depending on the project requirements.
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The E-Volunteer’s Role
Do you have strong experience with data management and building Excel and Google spreadsheets? If so, a current Cuso International volunteer working with our partner needs your support.
Our volunteer is providing technical support to Source Farm Eco Village in developing and implementing systems in order to strengthen their capacity and optimize their services and offerings to youth in their communities.
The international volunteer is currently working with Source Farm on its priorities regarding data collection, organization and tracking at all levels. As an e-volunteer, you will collaborate with the international volunteer on data management best practices using spreadsheets.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Data collection and management.
- Consolidating organizational contacts using spreadsheets.
- Cross-referencing spreadsheets.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A degree or diploma in Business, Project Management or a related discipline.
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience with data collection, organization, and management.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
- Experience with compiling information and cross referencing.
- Experience working in PC, MAC and mobile environments/operations systems.
About Our Partner
Source Farm & Eco Village
The Source Farm Foundation is located in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica is a community economic development incubator that seeks to build collaborative partnerships to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. The foundation of our work is based in a whole systems ecological design approach called Permaculture. All of our projects are rooted in sound economic principles and practices and success is measured in business development and healthy thriving communities. We also acknowledge that the natural world provides the foundation for meeting our needs and we always seek solutions based in enhancing biological systems.
The Source Farm Foundation has been working in Jamaica since 2007 and focused our early energy on establishing the Ecovillage (living community) component of our mission as well as establishing Community Economic Development projects within the larger community of Johns Town and Retreat, St. Thomas.