Jobs at Casa-Nica

Casa-Nica is currently looking for a Program Manager to live and work in Masaya and assist the two directors with the running of Casa-Nica. 

The principal duties of the successful applicant are as follows:

1. Maintain the relationships with the various Nicaraguan organisations who we work with. This will be achieved by volunteering with those organizations most weekday mornings. Current locations include: early-childhood, elementary, high, and special education schools; private and public clinics and a hospital; a women's organization; the National Zoo and One Laptop per Child program.

2. The program manager will be the primary point of contact for the Casa-Nica volunteers and interns. The Program Manager will live in the volunteer house along with the volunteers and assist them with the time in Nicaragua by organizing their work and study schedules, providing information etc.

Other job responsibilities:
  • Casa-Nica is a small organization so the Program Manager will also be expected to assist in any and all other aspects of the organization as the need arises. This will include:
  • Maintain and grow volunteer partnerships with community organization
  • Provide program orientation and coordination for volunteers
  • Accompany new volunteers to development project sites
  • Assist in coordinating logistics for group volunteer work projects
  • Be a general resource for current and prospective volunteers
  • Perform administrative and marketing work.
  • Maintain expense records.
  • Update website, facebook page, and online volunteer listings
  • Assist in outreach work to promote interest in Casa-Nica
  • Support Program Directors with miscellaneous purchasing, administrative, and housekeeping responsibilities, as well as other projects that arise.

  • Fluency or strong conversational skills in Spanish and English.
  • Conversational English skills
  • Travel/study/volunteer/work experience in a foreign country
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no supervision
  • High level of initiative
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction from a variety of people and leadership styles (at each community organization, Casa-Nica volunteers and staff alike are volunteers and must be willing to follow the direction of the local staff)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Willingness to work in the heat and get your hands dirty at times (literally)
  • Willingness and desire to be involved in community development work in a developing country

  • $200 per month
  • The position will include free lodging in our volunteer house, use of the kitchen, internet, laundry facilities and shared bike.
  • For non-residents of Nicaragua: Casa-Nica will pay for a bus ticket, hostel and crossing fees towards making a trip every 3 months in order to renew your visa. Casa-Nica will provide a basic phone and calling plan
  • Transport to and from projects
This is a great opportunity to get gain experience with all the challenges and enjoyment of running a small NGO in a developing country, managing volunteers and have a great time hanging out in Nicaragua!

If you would like to apply for this job please send your resume to: