Engineers Without Borders welcomes everyone who wants to contribute to creating a better world by getting engaged with us. The Stockholm board group are currently looking for engage individuals to take over the smooth running of the organization.
That is why we are currently looking for new Activity Leaders!
What you will be doing:
What you will be doing is mostly dependent on which department you would like to focus on (The Reflective Engineer, Inspire Youth, or Engineer to Engineer, more info below), but in general terms you will be suspected to:
- Supporting the committees and projects in their work from an expert perspective
- Giving guidance, counselling, and an expert opinion on issues and challenges related to the projects
- Share your knowledge and inspire others based on the values of EWB
- Hold presentations and interact with our members and external audience
- Participate in the monthly meetings with other project leaders on a national level and participate in monthly meetings with the Stockholm group
The Reflective Engineer
We hold various seminars and activities where we want to highlight the engineering challenge's current challenge to develop technology for a globally sustainable and good life for all of us. The goal is to increase knowledge and commitment to the engineer's role in development issues and to encourage us to contribute to a sustainable future with competence and good ethics.
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Sweden currently has a shortage of engineers, a profession that historically has been a very homogenous group. Because of this, Engineers without borders Sweden inform and inspire children to seek an education in engineering or technology. This is accomplished by assisting students with their studies, acting as role-models, and showing a non-conventional perspective on science, technology and engineering. We aim to promote engineering as a creative, fun and interesting subject, and to promote a diversity among engineers as a group.
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Engineer to Engineer
Engineer to Engineer aims to facilitate the integration of recently arrived engineers and scientists. Engineer to Engineer connects progressive companies with newly arrived engineers and scientists to improve work and social integration. Engineers and scientists can network and exchange experiences with working professionals in Sweden.
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What you can expect to gain from this role:
- A freedom to innovate with the support of a well-established organization
- Valuable connections and network building
- Development of your leadership skills
- A good experience that is attractive to have on your resume
To succeed in these positions, you need to have:
- At least 1-2 years of experience with project management or project coordination.
- Academic background in engineering or equivalent practical experience.
- A strong interest in and knowledge in humanitarian engineering.
- Ability to work with others with a good cooperative skill.
- Responsible, driven, and able to work independently, with guidance from staff members.
- Good communication skills.
- Can perform administrative work in a structured way.
- Full professional proficiency in English (official working language at EWB-SWE) and Swedish (for grant applications)
- Previous experience of work for the non-profit sector is a plus.
Time of engagement
The work is entirely voluntary, and the amount of work will vary depending on your level of commitment. However, typically 2-4 hours per week is to be expected. The group has regular monthly meetings.
For further information or questions please contact our Group Leader for Engineers Without Borders Stockholm group on firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of HR, Rolf Kusch on email email@example.com.
We look forward to your application!
Disclaimer: As with all volunteer positions within Engineers Without Borders Sweden, this position is unpaid.
Engineers Without Borders Sweden is promoting equality and inclusivity. We are strengthened by our differences. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, religion, disability or sexual orientation.