The CV Program actively assists beneficiaries at a key stage of the process of finding a job, namely drafting their CVs. The Program provides individualized support in this regard, by connecting beneficiaries with trained volunteers in a collaborative process. As a CV editor, you will be meeting with Beneficiaries (either remotely or in person) on a weekly basis, to help them draft immaculate, well-conceived, targeted CVs. In the process you will also be helping beneficiaries become more conversant and confident with their professional histories, and imparting important professional skills, including drafting, critical thinking, and emailing etiquette.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend the initial training session for CV Editors
- Coordinate and meet with beneficiaries (preferably in-person, at the Lisbon Project’s premises)
- Help the beneficiary understand the process by which the CV will be drafted
- Help the beneficiary understand the information they need to supply in order to draft their CV
- Develop an understanding of a beneficiary’s experience, education and strengths
- Recommend the appropriate CV format to the beneficiary
- Explain the roles of the editor and beneficiary during the drafting process
- Ensure that the process of drafting or editing a CV is a collaborative exercise. Both editor and beneficiary should contribute to the best of their abilities, and neither should be passive while the other does the work.
- Finalize, proofread, and format the CV
- Liaise with the CV Program Coordinator to ensure the CVs are translated and logged in the LP’s data system.
- Fluency in English is required and additional fluency in Portuguese, Arabic, French or Hindi is preferred. Other language skills are also valued.
- Availability to come to the LP office once per week.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to be an effective listener and exercise good judgement.
- Friendliness (you must be a people’s person, and eager to help!).
- Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions and backgrounds.
- Respect for the beneficiary confidentiality.
- Responsible, reliable and committed person.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to record and organize all necessary documentation.
- Willingness to use your own phone and if possible, your own laptop too.
- Working in a team that aims to create impact.
- Making a considerable difference to the lives of migrants and refugees.
- Work experience in a rewarding environment.
- Free tea and coffee (like all day long)!
- Meeting people from all over the world and hearing their stories.
Volunteer Reports to: CV Program Coordinator
Time Commitment: 3 hours a week minimum, on either Thursdays (6pm – 8pm), or Wednesdays (10am-12pm) at the Lisbon Project.
We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.