Enterprise Volunteer

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Responsibilities

Working alongside the Street Child of Nepal team, key responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing and modelling the viability of the enterprise

  • Researching the legal and regulatory requirements for establishment of the enterprise

  • Designing and developing the enterprise in its start-up phase, including the establishment of operational systems, staffing and management 

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Interested?

For more information, please email:

intvol@street-child.co.uk

or

 

LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal

DURATION: 6-12 Weeks

The Role

Street Child Commercial was established in 2011 as a unique fundraising stream for Street Child in Sierra Leone. A series of shops and cafes in Sierra Leone create a sustainable source of income by turning profits which are then re-invested into projects. Street Child is currently seeking to create a similar model in Nepal and is looking for an entrepreneurial volunteer interested in leading this effort for anywhere between six to twelve weeks.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the social enterprise sector through an immersive experience, and to make a lasting contribution to the organisation and its aim to empower children through education in Africa and Nepal. 

Qualifications

  • A business related degree with a strong academic record

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn

  • Culturally responsive and respectful

  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector

Terms

The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently within Kathmandu. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.

Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.