Project Management Advisor
Location Chiro, Ethiopia
Start Date Apr - Jun 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.
Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.
The Volunteer’s Role
Your Project Management skills are needed to help our Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia. The GROW project is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. GROW project is a partnership between CARE Canada, Cuso International and McGill University.
The implementation of the project is led by CARE Ethiopia in close partnership with the Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus of Oromia and Afar Regional States.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Provide an updated weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plan and report
- Support the project planning and monitoring in collaboration with various teams
- Assist in the needs assessment for the project team and provide training/mentoring on project management
- Promote, assist and design a strategy for sustainability of project outcomes within the community
- Assist in capturing lessons learned, best practices and recording changes the project has brought to the community
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Masters degree in Development Studies / Community Development, Project Management / Community Nutrition or social sciences or related areas
Essential Professional Background:
-Minimum of four years’ work experience in project management;
-Demonstrated work experience in capacity development
About Our Partner
Oda Bultum University (OBU), found in Chiro Town, was established on 26th of November 2015 as an autonomous higher learning institution. The university currently is running seven different colleges that provide first degree qualification training in 18 Agriculture and Natural Sciences related field of studies.
Like other public universities in Ethiopia, OBD has three core mandates.
- Service and Community Engagement.
The University is committed to produce competent and well-equipped graduates with knowledge, skill, and attitude in all academic programs with different modalities. Besides, the University is also highly soliciting its academic staff to undertake problem solving research activities. One of the strategies of the University are to link the research findings with teaching and community engagement activities. For these purposes, the University has already identified seven main research thematic areas with 34 sub- researchable themes.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to pre-departure training, an international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.