5 reasons to join our team in Haiti
Port-au-Prince is Haiti's bustling capital city, home to over 2 million people. MCC has been working in Haiti since 1958, with focused work in Port-au-Prince beginning in the 1960s.
1. To learn from great partners
Communications Assistant: MCC Haiti
MCC Haiti is supporting 36 projects this year, all with passionate and committed local partners. As the communications assistant for the MCC Haiti office, you will get a chance to meet some incredible people, learn about the impact of their work, and bring their stories to a wider audience.
2. To support women's rights
Communications Assistant: SOFA
SOFA (Solidarity Fanm Ayisyen/Solidarity with Haitian Women) is a grassroots organization that has been advocating for the rights of women and girls in Haiti for over 30 years. SOFA operates day centers for survivors of gender based violence across the country and is a strong advocacy voice for women in Haiti. If you have a communications background and a passion for working on issues of gender equality, join our work supporting SOFA.
3. To support education for at-risk children
Teaching Assistant: TIMKATEC
TIMKATEC is an MCC-supported school for elementary and vocational students who are involved in the restavek system, living on the streets, or come from vulnerable homes. Because of the prohibitive cost of schooling in Haiti, these children might not otherwise receive an education. If you are creative, energetic, and love spending time with kids, we can't think of a better place for you to serve with MCC in Haiti.
Positions in Desarmes, Haiti
MCC has been implementing agroforestry and sustainable livelihood programs out of its rural office in the small town of Desarmes for over 30 years. In 2019, the Desarmes office will become an independent NGO, a partner of, but independent of MCC. While we'll miss our colleagues in Desarmes, we are excited to walk alongside them as they take this important step to organizational independence.
4. To accompany local leaders
Finance and Capacity-Building Assistant
The MCC Haiti Desarmes office oversees and implements agriculture and sustainable livelihood programming in Haiti's Artibonite region. This position will support the ongoing development of effective accounting, finance, and non-profit management strategies alongside the Desarmes office team. Don't worry, you won't be sitting at a desk all day: the communities' supported by this program are often in areas accessible only by foot, so make sure you pack your hiking boots.
5. To take the road less traveled
Program and Communications Assistant: Desarmes
This rural based communications position includes developing website content, supporting the development of an independent organizational identity and brand, crafting communications to donors, and storytelling about projects and partners, all in this incredibly beautiful part of Haiti. You might start your day on the back of donkey at dawn, capturing the beauty of the countryside with your camera, and end your day in the leafy office courtyard, creating an infographic for potential donors. If you're as adventurous as you are creative, this position is perfect for you!