Volunteer Overseas Business Support Associate

We are placing ICS (International Citizen Service) volunteers to work as Volunteer Overseas Business Support Associate for a 12 week placement.

The Challenges Worldwide ICS Programme offers young people the opportunity to play a key role in delivering sustainable development projects. Our volunteers deliver support to growing enterprises in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia through delivery of the Challenges Worldwide Enterprise Support Framework (ESF).

Our volunteers do not need previous business experience to deliver the ESF as during the programme we deliver weekly face to face training in Professional Consulting.

Training is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and after the programme volunteers will be invited to complete an assessment and gain their Level 5 qualification in Professional Consulting at an exclusive rate for volunteers.

As a Challenges Worldwide ICS volunteer you will work together with a local volunteer to have a direct positive impact on small to medium sized enterprises as they seek to access trade and finance deals. These experiences will develop your professional skills, enhance your employability and help you recognise the vital role of economic development in reducing poverty worldwide.


The programme is fully funded by the UK government so you don’t need cash or qualifications to take part – just the courage to try and the resilience to see it through. However, to show commitment volunteers are required to fundraise to secure their placement – the proceeds of the fundraising are used to ensure the sustainability of the ICS programme.

Placement Start Dates:

  • September 2016
  • February 2017
  • June 2017
  • September 2017
  • January 21018

Challenges Worldwide ICS operates in:

  • Ghana
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Past volunteers have worked in a variety of sectors from businesses producing banana wine, coffee liquor, healthy fast food, nutritious cereals, bio-mass for clean energy, natural pineapple juice and many more.

Challenges Worldwide provide all volunteers with:

  • Training in business basics
  • Learning resources to guide you on placement
  • In-country and remote personal and professional support
  • Access to a Vocational Qualification in Professional Consulting

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain international business experience and enhance their employability.

Job Type: Voluntary

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