Volunteers for UNHCR MED Program for 2017

Dear Members,

NAWEM has been appointed again to handle the UNHCR MED Program for 2017. We will be interviewing, training & mentoring 1 batch of POCs (Persons of Concern i.e. Refugees) this year i.e. 40 POCs from April to July 2016.


Some members have expressed their keen interest in volunteering to assist with this program, hence we would like to invite our members to sign up as a volunteer for the following roles (Venue to be advised – most probably in Ampang. A stipend has been allocated for each post for your time and effort).

A) Interviewers – 12 people required for 4 days this month (22, 23, 24 and 27th of March) from 9 am to 5 pm –
Objective: to interview in pairs, candidates provided by UNHCR, in order to shortlist the 40 participants.

B) Mentors – 12 mentors required for 2hour sessions, once a week for 18 weeks, spread over April to July (at the moment the dates have been set for Mondays 12noon to 2pm)


Objective: To pair up with another mentor to handle a group of 5-6 POCs, to guide them and assist them to learn how to be an entrepreneur and to implement what they learn at the training. Mentors will also need to maintain a time sheet of the time they spend as well as prepare a report after each mentoring session on each of their mentees; Mentors will also be in communication with their mentees daily via a whats app chat group. Mentors would also need to be present during the business trainings which are held twice a month, normally on Thursdays, from 10am to 3pm. And also for field trips once a month (usually on a Thursday/Friday from 12noon to 3pm).

C) Childminder/Cleaner – A lady is required to look after the children of our participants, when they attend the interview, training, mentoring sessions and English classes and clean the place after every session– a total of 38 days for the period

D) Trainers – There will be 8 training days this batch (2 days per month from 10am to 3pm). Trainers skilled in Entrepreneurship Training for Refugees (marginalized people) are invited to volunteer. Materials & syllabus are provided. Class size will be 40 participants. Trainers will need to attend a trial training session before they are selected.

E) English language teachers – the participants will be required to attend functional English Language classes twice a week for 2 hours (Mondays and Thursdays) every week, for 4 months, from 10am to 12noon. The teachers must be able to get the POCs to understand, read and speak at least basic English so as to be able to converse with the locals on their own.

F) Child Educator – 1 teacher is required to teach the children over 3 years old and engage them with interactive classes while their parents attend classes – a total of 37 days for the year

G) Interpreters – 4 interpreters are required to translate for the participants during all interviews and every session – a total of 37 days for the year. Interpreters required are Rohingya, Middle Eastern (Arabic speaking) and Somalian

Those of you interested to volunteer for any of the above, please email your bio data to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or whats app at 012-3222427 before Friday, March 17th, 2017.