The Position

We are looking for a Community Engagement & Accountability Officer who is responsible for assisting in the implementation of integration activities and projects and ensuring that the needs and opinions of Second Tree community members are used to guide our work.

The Role Will Include:

  • Creating timelines and coordinating plans for community engagement events
  • Summarising relevant data collection in reports and project deliverables
  • Communicating with community members and building trusting relationships
  • Managing the organisation of proposals and other documents created by the CEA team
  • Maintaining necessary records, files, reports, databases, and resource materials for the CEA team
  • Researching information and gathering data necessary for community reporting
  • Working with the wider Second Tree team to ensure that all community engagement events and projects align with organisational and programme strategies
  • Supporting the CEA team by ensuring good levels of engagement with the community during activities and projects

You should be able to:

  • Be flexible with changing approaches and processes dependent on adjusting needs and contexts
  • Take initiative and show high motivation
  • Oversee the delivery of program activities and the completion of vital administrative and logistical tasks
  • Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe
  • Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way
  • Care for people: the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
  • Prioritise and delegate tasks effectively, ensuring all deadlines are met;
  • Manage individuals effectively to create a positive team environment in which shared problem-solving is encouraged
  • Communicate in English, both written and orally
  • Learn quickly, and manage a wide-ranging and intense workload

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in integrating meaningful community participation premised on thorough needs assessments
  • Experience in maintaining and monitoring effective feedback mechanisms
  • Experience in integrating community perspectives into planning, evaluation, and reporting of community engagement projects and events
  • Training in facilitating focus groups and interviews;
  • Knowledge of European projects and deliverables
  • Familiarity with project management
  • Proficiency in excel and quantitative data collection

What We Offer:

  • A nurturing and collaborative working environment. We work hard to help our volunteers grow; investing in personal and professional development.
  • Accommodation in a shared house
  • Transportation to/from work
  • After completion of a three-month trial, if you commit long-term, a small monthly expenses refund

In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.

How To Apply

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at [email protected]:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your cover letter
  3. Copy of your qualifications (If applicable)

In your mail, please:

  • Put “CEA Officer” as the subject line
  • Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)
  • At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.