International Development Mentor - Scotland's International Development Alliance

International Development Mentor - Scotland's International Development Alliance

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with the skills and experience to mentor small to medium international development organisations in Scotland. An Alliance mentor supports a mentee to grow, learn and increase good practice and effectiveness. The objective is to develop the mentee’s skills, improve performance and strengthen good practice.

As our members are based throughout Scotland, we are aiming at creating a wide-reaching network of mentors. We particularly welcome applications from interested candidates based outside the Central Belt.

Working in a supportive, small and friendly team, this is a great opportunity for someone who would like flexible working hours a few days a month. Please read the Job Description below to get more information about the role. 

Time commitment: Varied, depending on the demand from member organisations. Type of working arrangement: Self-employed.

Fee: £30 per hour, for a maximum of 30 hours for each mentored organisation. Reporting to: The Alliance Member Effectiveness and Learning Adviser

Application deadline: 9am 8th January 2018

Interviews: Monday 29th January at The Alliance office in Edinburgh. If you are invited to interview and are based outside of Edinburgh, we can cover reasonable travel costs. Please contact us before you book any travel.

International Development Mentor Person Specification - Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of working abroad on an international development project, particularly in relationship to partnership development and management.
• Experience of project development and / or management (in UK or abroad)
• Experience of working on community involvement and participation, and / or monitoring, evaluation and learning in the non-profit sector (in UK or abroad).
• Knowledge of current issues and best practice around international development programmes;
• Experience in mentoring, training, facilitation and/or capacity-building.

Skills and abilities
• Customer focus;
• Good interpersonal skills;
• Good self-management and time-keeping skills; ability to work flexible hours;
• Self-motivation and ability to working independently;
• Ability to listen and confidence to constructively ask questions and stimulate critical discussion;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Good IT skills;
• Sympathetic to the aims of The Alliance and committed to maintaining The Alliance’s reputation.

• Research or impact assessment experience related to international development projects;
• Experience or knowledge of implementing international development quality standards;

Application Process

The application process will consist of an application form and an interview at The Alliance office in Edinburgh. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from people with disabilities and people from minority ethnic communities.

Please return completed applications to Kruti Buch -

CVs will not be accepted. Please use the application form provided.

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