Have you always dreamed of working in a Non-Governmental Organisation? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of working in the NGO Sector?
NGO Jobs have always been the most coveted careers,ranking among the top most searched job queries. Why do Professionals tirelessly seek these opportunities? It’s simple, the benefits are great!
Not only are they well-paying jobs, you get to travel and work in different international and multicultural environments which exposes you to lessons from different cultures. Another good aspect of the work is the partnerships; putting different organisations, countries, and people together to achieve the same objective.
With all the above in perspective, What skills will you require to land a job in the NGO Sector?
1. Project Management:
This forms the bulk of work that every Non-Governmental Organisation is tasked with. Without the right skills, projects can become overwhelming to manage. Most of these projects have a small workforce team, a set budget and strict deadlines to deliver upon.
Join our Practical Project Management Training Course to learn these practical skills that will open you up to a truly diverse range of job opportunities , especially in the local & international NGO sector.
2. Time Management:
With strict deadlines to follow, everyday worklife in an NGO may not be the same, you may go to the office with plans to complete certain tasks during that day only to find other emerging tasks that needs to be dealt with immediately first.
Projects are what help keep an NGO afloat so time management is a crucial skill to have. You will have to prioritise between urgent deadlines and less-pressing matters.
Funding is an essential resource for all NGO’S without it projects will fail and the organisation may cease its operations. Funds majorly come from donors and grants. Professionals are therefore tasked to develop fundraising skills including the ability to build relationships with trusts, major donor bodies and private individuals. Often professionals will need to be able to think outside the box with an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising.
If you do not believe in what you stand for. who else will? As a professional seeking to work in the NGO Industry you will have to harness advocacy skills to champion the cause you stand for. Through this you will garner support and create awareness for the work that you do which will help in attracting funds.
Remember, the NGO workplace is a great place to impact positive change as well as developing your career.
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Enrol now for the Project Management Training Course to set up your foundation in the NGO Sector.
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