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Position Title: Organic Community Garden Caretaker Call ID: SAD.RPU.2022.01
Request Num: SR22558 Date Call was Listed: Dec 13, 2021
Status: Active Last Updated: Dec 13, 2021
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 0 0 1
Position Description
Country: Argentina
Calling Organization: River Plate Adventist University
Position Type(s): Agriculture, Coordinator
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Feb 1, 2022  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Dec 20, 2022
Urgent? No
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Dec 20, 2022
Duties:     The "Down to Earth" project is an educational initiative open to the community, where in conjunction with the NIAT (National Institute of Agricultural Technology) participants are taught to grow vegetables without agrochemicals, only using natural products. RPU offers the space, the tools, and the insurance, and the NIAT offers the technical training and the seeds. The gardeners cultivate their parcels and attend the trainings. The vegetables are for self-consumption or for exchange.
On-site Orientation Provided? No
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date:
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Girls: Modest dresses, skirts, or pants with shirt or sweater. You can not wear shorts, low necklines, miniskirts, skirts with deep slits, transparent clothing, tight clothes or any type of clothing that is not appropriate for classes or public buildings. At the swimming pool, girls must wear one-piece swimsuits. Friday and Sabbath services: modest dresses, skirts or dress pants, with blouses and/or sweaters. Boys: Pants worn at the waist with shirt and/or sweater. It is not permitted to wear shorts and tank tops in classes or public buildings. Long hair is not permitted. Friday and Sabbath services: suites or sport coats with shirts and ties or a turtleneck sweater.
Unacceptable Dress:  Jewellery (necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, piercing, etc.) is not permitted. This goes for both guys and girls. Students who wear jewellery will be fined from any member of the university staff. Girls & boys are not allowed to wear swimsuits or pyjamas in classrooms, computer labs, the library or any other building at the UAP. For safety, it is not permitted to wear flip-flops in the gym and boys should always wear a shirt. Hair clean, neat, and without radical styles. Due to the intense heat, only during the months of December, January and February, you are allowed to wear bermudas (knee length shorts in classes).
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Volunteer missionaries residing in the UAP will live, as a general rule, in residences the institution has on campus where college students also reside. Will be living in a dorm room - has bed, closet, table, bathroom. Laundry service and cafeteria available. You will have internet service.
Gender: Male
Age Preference: 20-35 years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Experience in vegetable cultivation. Previous Garden Work.
Languages:  Spanish(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  High School/Secondary
Trade/Skills: Previous Garden Work. Preferably an agricultural degree.
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Food / Meals   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $100 - Paid in local currency  
Other   Calling Organization    
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Libertador San Martín
Airport: Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Travel from Airport to Destination: By volunteer (Bus Station - Flechabus)
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Volunteer
    Who Applies: Volunteer
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies: Volunteer / Sponsor
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
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Requesting Organization
Organization Name: River Plate Adventist University
Calling Division: South American Division
Calling Union: Argentina Union Conference
Calling Conference:
Country: Argentina
Supervisor: Muñoz, Lucas Daniel
Title: Coordinador SVA
Approved By:   Lucas Muñoz, Coordinador SVA UAP for River Plate Adventist University on Dec 7, 2021. Entered by: Muñoz, Lucas Daniel