Office Assistant

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS)
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver

Do you want to join a team of people that are working towards saving lives and increasing access to quality health of low-resource communities in Africa?! Then, read on!


The Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS) saves lives by "empowering people to reduce injury and death through sustainable educational programs." Our volunteer surgeons and obstetricians travel to low to high-conflict areas to share their surgical skills. Why? There's an incredible need. Injuries in Africa continue to prevail with a lack of skilled surgical care to meet this need. Mortality rates are rising and women and children are losing their lives giving birth. So, we travel with suitcases filled with model skulls and real surgical equipment so that we can teach African health professionals how to perform brain surgery, Caesarean sections and much more. Our participants can have the confidence and capacity to successfully perform surgeries and thus, save lives.


CNIS is searching for a part-time Volunteer Office Assistant for its office located on beautiful Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Help support the life-saving work of the CNIS by preparing for surgeons and others to complete work on the African continent.


2-4 working hours per day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (hours can be discussed to accommodate your schedule)


  • Assisting in preparation for our workshops
  • Assisting the Office Manager in general secretarial duties
  • Preparing and organizing materials necessary to run courses
  • Managing, organizing and maintaining inventories of medical supplies for courses abroad (via Excel)
  • Event assistance, soliciting local donations, updating social media and writing thank-you letters
  • Inputting data
  • Organizing accounting files for shredding and keeping
  • Providing general administrative support to the CEO, Accountant and Project Leaders
  • Assisting with minimal office maintenance (tidying, organizing, cleaning, coffee, etc.)


  • Demonstrated computer literacy & efficiency required with Microsoft Word, Excel & Internet research
  • Resourceful
  • Ability to manage an inventory
  • Ability to work independently & as a team member with the staff
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivator
  • General organizational skills and administrative experience
  • Good organizational and communication skills are a must
  • Medical supply knowledge preferred but not required

**This is a part-time position with a minimum commitment of 6 months. An assessment of the position will be conducted after 6 months to evolve the job description as needed.

Please apply with cover letter and resume via email to Vimi Sian, Office Manager at