Project coordinators at NPH act as liaisons between the NPH service countries and the international fundraising offices, as well as other organizations of international cooperation. Their main function is to apply for grants and other funding opportunities, according to the needs of the NPH service country, and to provide follow up to the execution of projects. Project coordinators are responsible for formulating project proposals, creating project reports and updates, and communicating with donors on the status of the projects. In some countries, the volunteer project coordinator will work as an assistant to a local employee, whereas in others the volunteer works as the only project coordinator.
- Qualified candidates have professional or academic experience in administration, budget formulation, report writing, and related fields.
- Successful volunteers at NPH have strong leadership skills, are resilient and flexible, and work well in teams.
Strong Spanish language skills are critical for success as a volunteer with NPH. NPH tests Spanish language skills of candidates invited for an interview. Applicants who do not have an adequate level of Spanish will be required to attend immersion school prior to beginning service with NPH at their own expense.
NPH accepts volunteers at least 21 years of age or older.