Position Title: Maintenance Call ID: IAD.NM.2019.04
Request Num: SR20563 Date Call was Listed: Oct 8, 2019
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  3 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: Nicaragua
Calling Organization: Central Nicaragua Mission
Position Type(s): Maintenance, Maintenance - Custodial, Maintenance - Mechanic, Maintenance - Plumber
Length of Service: 3-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Nov 14, 2019  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Sep 30, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Cancel call if not filled by: Sep 30, 2020
Duties:     The volunteer will be assigned to serve in the Tasba Raya Clinic. Maintain the vehicles according to schedules. Supervise and keep record of mission equipment and buildings. Maintain an attitude of service and cooperation with other programs and individuals. Study the Miskito language on site.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Nov 14, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Jeans and shirts, any work pants are acceptable. For church and school functions dress pants and shirts.
Unacceptable Dress:  No tank tops, or low cuts. No shorts, tight skirts or tight pants or short dress/skirts. No jewelry. No shirts with questionable logos or messages.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   The men's dorm provides bunk beds, table and chair. Supplies are purchased in Puerto Cabezas and Waspan for the kitchen and personal needs usually once or twice a month. The computer and email office is available at scheduled times so all have access to it at least once a week.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 21+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: Yes
Housing Restrictions: If children are involved, accommodations can be made. There is a women's dorm and men's dorm for singles, a hut for married couples.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Mechanics and general knowledge of construction helpful. Inventory knowledge or openness to learn and maintain.
Languages:  English(Average) Required, Spanish(Fluent) Prefered
Minimum Education Preferred:  High School/Secondary
Trade/Skills: Education and/or experience with mechanics.
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   $20 US at airport upon arrival.  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor   If done for personnel reasons-volunteer  
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD 200.00 approximate amount volunteer needs to raise per month  
Insurance   Volunteer/Sponsor   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Calling Organization    
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: $200.00
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Volunteer is responsible for travel, lodging expenses when renewing visa which will run approximately $600. This includes the trip to Costa Rica which is arranged usually in groups. There is an insurance coverage that also needs to be covered by volunteer. Please contact Cristina Vargas for further details on expenses for short or long term service.
Project Expenses: OPTION only for fund raising to enhance your work among the Miskito people but not required.
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Managua, Nicaragua
Airport: Sandino International
Travel from Airport to Destination: Local TRCA rep will pick up.
Required Inoculations Update tetanus
Other Medical Recommendations Prophylaxis for malaria as prescribed by physician usually Aralen or Chloroquine 2 weeks prior to departure, then weekly.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Tourist
    Who Applies: US citizens receive visa at airport upon arrival.
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies: Not Applicable
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to: Cristina Vargas, 17027 Primera Road, Harlingen, Texas 78552
Deadline: Dec 30, 2019
Visa/Travel Details: Upon arrival to Managua, a TRCA representative will be on hand and make the arrangements necessary for travel to either Waspan OR Puerto Cabezas where the volunteer will be met by the team leader and transport them back to Tasba Raya mission.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Central Nicaragua Mission
Calling Division: Inter-American Division
Calling Union: South Central American Union Mission
Calling Conference: Central Nicaragua Mission
Country: Nicaragua
Supervisor: Ayala, Wilbert
Title: Coordinator
Additional Information
Willingness to learn Miskito language is important.
Approved By:   Dale Walters, Chairperson for Tasba Raya Adventist Clinic on Sep 9, 2019. Entered by: Vargas, Cristina