This position could involve as few as five hours per week in the first instance but it is envisaged that it may eventually involve up to fifteen hours which could be provided on a ‘job shared’ basis. In addition to providing services directly to HARDA the volunteer may be asked to assist participating member organisations from time to time.
Volunteers should be aware that because of its limited financial resources at this stage of its development HARDA is restricted to fund raising strategies which involve little or no outlay ‘up front’.
It will be important that the development officer works as part of the volunteer secretariat team, but once established s/he may elect to perform much of the work from her/his home office. Experience, a successful background in fund raising and a commitment to HARDA’s humanitarian mission are essential.