Position Title: Health and Education Promoter Call ID: WAD.AMAU.2020.01
Request Num: SR21081 Date Call was Listed: Apr 28, 2020
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  4 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: Mauritania
Calling Organization: ADRA-Mauritania
Position Type(s): Dental, Medical, Teaching – Elementary, Teaching – ESL
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Aug 15, 2020 
Ending Date: May 15, 2021
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2020
Cancel call if not filled by: Nov 1, 2020
Duties:     Volunteer will promote health and hygiene in schools and other public gatherings. Topics include health, nutrition, hygiene and anti-tobacco. Methods include trainings, lectures, skits, and other interactive techniques. These volunteers will also assist with consultation and health screenings (blood pressures and diabetes) under the supervision of a doctor.
Education promoter. Volunteers will support education by working with children and/or adults to improve language and math skills. Work will be determined by languages spoken/written: English, French or Arabic. Non-French or Arabic speakers work in an active language learning program for unschooled and under schooled children. Training provided but volunteer comes up with curriculum. French or Arabic speakers may provide afterschool support for in-school children in a more formal setting, but must also come up with their own curriculum.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date: Sep 20, 2020
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Women will be asked to wear local dress at times. When out of their home, women should wear clothing that covers legs, arms and head, but not form fitting. Men should not bear their chest and wear shorts knee length or longer. ADRA supplied clothing must be worn at ADRA events.
Unacceptable Dress:  Women: Shorts that are shorter then knee length and sleeves should be at least mid-upper arm, may wear what you like at home when no Mauritanians present Men: Shorts that are shorter then knee length
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Apartment with shared bath and kitchen. Shared with other volunteers.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   None
Languages:  French(Fair) Prefered, Arabic(Fair) Prefered, Spanish(Fair) Optional, English(Fair) Optional
Minimum Education Preferred:  1 Year College/Univ
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   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.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD 400  
Other   Calling Organization    
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: $400
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Air ticket about $2500 from western United States.
Project Expenses: Covered by ADRA Mauritania
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Nouakchott
Airport: Nouakchott International Airport - Oumtounsy
Travel from Airport to Destination: ADRA Escort
Required Inoculations Hepatitis A,B. Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Meningitis
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Tourist
    Who Applies: Volunteer-at airport
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to:
Deadline: Aug 15, 2020
Visa/Travel Details: (Visa, age, degree, medical vaccinations, etc.) Visa at the airport for Americans and Europeans. Residency card after 1 visa. ($140 total) Contact us for other nationalities.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: ADRA-Mauritania
Calling Division: West-Central Africa Division
Calling Union: Western Sahel Union Mission
Calling Conference: Senegal/Mauritania Mission
Country: Mauritania
Supervisor: Head, Bonnie
Title: Dr
Additional Information
As a Muslim country, the culture is very different from Western countries. This especially affects the interactions between men and women, hospitality and holidays. As a less developed country, there are fewer recreational activities and less options for food.
Approved By:   Bonnie Head, ADRA-Mauritania Programs Director for ADRA-Mauritania on Feb 13, 2020. Entered by: Head, Bonnie
Approved By:   Andres Saenz, Country Director for ADRA-Mauritania on Feb 13, 2020. Entered by: Head, Bonnie