Program Support Officer - Communication
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Start Date May - Jul 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.
The Volunteer’s Role
This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to a regional nutrition program led by CARE Canada!
Your role as the Program Support Officer will be to support the South African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) team by improving the internal communications and access to program information for CARE International in Zambia. You will be updating project information and ensuring that the CARE Zambia staff learn how to monitor information on their database. In addition, the Program Support Officer will also be working closely with program managers to create hubs for online platforms.
Apply today and together we can make a difference tomorrow.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Populate the online database with past present and future project information
- Ensure all advisors, program/project managers and monitoring, evaluation and learning officers know how to download and upload information for the online database
- Create summary information files of all past and present projects that contains key information such as budget, populations served, achievements, key activities and objectives and design a platform annexed to the online database that will allow easy retrieval for the creation of capacity statements etc.
- Work with key program managers (primarily for Nutrition and for SGBV) to set up working hubs that both use the online database and virtual meeting for sharing learnings and new innovations and act as an incubator for new project development.
- Design the hub platforms annexed to the online database that allows for easy access to key information and train participants on how to use the platform
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Essential Professional Background:
-Some experience in organizing data effectively
About Our Partner
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
CARE works with the poorest communities in 95 countries to:
- Improve basic health and education
- Enhance rural livelihoods and food security
- Increase access to clean water and sanitation
- Expand economic opportunity
- Help vulnerable people adapt to climate change
- Provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies
CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
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.