Burma Children Medical Fund Job Volunteer: Written English Skills Development - Mae Sot, Thailand

Volunteer: Written English Skills Development (Thai-Burma border, Mae Sot)

Position duration: 3 months minimum, preferably 3 – 6 months or longer.

Position Overview:
Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) seeks an energetic and organised volunteer to work in a program support capacity. The purpose of this position is to support local staff to document patient interviews; and develop and deliver capacity building activities for staff with a focus on improving English writing skills.

The key duties of this Mae Sot-based volunteer position will include:
  • Assessing and interviewing patients (with an interpreter) for the BCMF, BAMF and BWMF programs;
  • Conducting post-surgery interviews;
  • Documenting patient interviews;
  • Compiling patient stories and diagnosis for website and donors;
  • Enhancing BCMF social media reach;
  • Proofing and editing English language documents including patient interview ‘stories’ and social media;
  • Identifying English language training needs of local staff;
  • Developing materials and activities to support improvements in written English language of BCMF staff and volunteers;
  • Assisting with other projects, as assigned.
Person Specification:

  • Native English speaker or English language proficiency at very advanced level
  • Outstanding editing and proof reading skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in, and ability to work with web-based communications and social media
  • Organised and energetic, with a desire to work alongside and support co-workers
  • At least intermediate skill level in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Ability to use initiative and be pro-active
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living and work environment
  • Preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Commitment to team work, coaching, and mentoring others
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Volunteer will need to provide a working with children check and police check or equivalent from country of residence
  • Volunteering or work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Experience working with migrants, refugees and displaced people.
  • Experience providing English language support
  • Experience in Communications
A BCMF volunteer placement will provide you with direct field experience working with the displaced and refugee community along the Thai Burma Border.

How to apply:
For more information about volunteering with BCMF please contact Jacqui Whelan jacqui@burmachildren.com.

Closing Date: 16 October 2016