Young Professional International Placement Program

Position: Young Professional International Placement Program

Employer: Rooftops Canada

Location: Angola, Kenya & Uganda

Deadline: May 19, 2024

Employment Type: Internship

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 19, 2024

Full Description

Brief Description:

Rooftops Canada is seeking qualified candidates to participate in our 6-month Young Professionals (YP) International Placement Program with the Women's Spaces project in Angola, Kenya and Uganda.

Eligibility: Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada between the ages of 18-35

Terms and Conditions: Rooftops Canada’s terms and conditions allow you to lead a healthy and modest lifestyle similar to local living standards. The program’s support package will cover basic living expenses for one YP for the 6-month placement period. Placements will take place from May/June to November/December 2024.

Support Package:
- Monthly living allowance
- Accommodation while in placement
- Medical Health Insurance (including the cost of required vaccinations and medication)
- Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Pre-placement training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
- Support while in placement through Rooftops Canada’s staff and local partners
- International development experience with an opportunity to expand your networks

Selection Requirements
If you are selected for a placement, you will be required to:
- Confirm Passport or Permanent Resident details for travel purposes
- Provide 2 professional references
- Obtain a satisfactory police check
- For placements in Angola, proficiency in Portuguese is an asset (not required)

The placement positions include:
- Database Administration Officer with Mazingira Institute (MI) in Nairobi, Kenya
- Communications Officer with Development Workshop (DW) in Huambo, Angola*
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Officer with Development Workshop (DW) in Huambo, Angola*

*Working Knowledge of Portuguese is an asset

To Apply – Deadline Extended to May 19th, 2024
Please send your application to by 11:59 pm on May 19th, 2024. Applications should include your resume and cover letter (compiled into one PDF document, titled with the position you are applying for) explaining why the position interests you, your previous work or volunteer experience and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate. If applying for a position in Angola, please indicate your level of proficiency in Portuguese (proficiency is an asset, but not required).

Rooftops Canada is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic background, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, or disability. We encourage candidates from underserved or historically marginalized groups to apply. If you face barriers related to your intersectional identities and want to inquire about individualized application support, please contact us at We thank all applications for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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