This placement offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in business, social enterprise and NGOs.
Your placement will address the theories of business development, but actively examines how business development works practically in the field working at and with a Vocational Impact project partner.
You will be able to analyse in detail how business projects and models are designed, implemented and managed and make a real impact.
The placement is designed to mobilise people to actively take part in their own project and interests and relate these to a practical and real-life environment. The business & NGO placement equips the volunteer with the understanding of the role that NGOs can play in promoting social and economic progress.
> You will work directly with the director and stakeholders to understand the key operations from the inside of an international NGO on the front line of HIV/AIDS care.
> You will learn NGO approaches to difficult business challenges, and work on development plans, including governance, finance, sustainability, policy writing and community impact.
> You will develop an understanding of the political and economical influences on an international NGO.
> You will help raise awareness by increasing the profile and spreading the key messages, work, development and successes. This will give you valuable experience in building and implementing marketing and fundraising campaigns and build valuable relationships to enhance their network of funders.
> You will develop your content and communication management skills to create donor campaigns and promote messages throughout target networks and communities.
> Being able to sit in the main office of an internationally known charity
> Got to help with the funding aspects and processes
> Meeting and researching new prospective donors
> Preparing for world AIDS day and events with corporate partners