Organizational Development Advisor
Location Yangon, Myanmar
Start Date Jul – Sep 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
May Doe Kabar (MDK)/ National Rural Women Network is an emerging community for rural women. May Doe Kabar/ National Rural Women Network aims to approach empowerment of rural women through leadership and community service, involving Policy Making processes and capacity building which works on building a common understanding and acceptance of dignity and human rights, Promoting Gender Equality, to end Violence/ discrimination against women in Myanmar. MDK envisions a tolerant, non-discriminatory society that respects, promotes and protects women rights in Myanmar. In this role, you will work with them to make that vision a reality.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Create a diagnosis of the current communications methods used for the Program of Sexuality and Autonomy of the Body.
- Develop internal and external communication strategies for the program.
- Prepare materials for the implementation of strategies.
- Provide support in various events and initiatives related to the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Program of Cuso International.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in any of following areas: Rural Development, development study, social science, public management or equivalent education
Essential Professional Background:
-2-3 years’ experience in resource mobilization
-Experienced in Rural Development, Monitoring & Evaluation
-Strong interpersonal skills
About Our Partner
May Doe Kabar
May Doe Kabar (MDK)/ National Rural Women Network is an emerging community for rural women. May Doe Kabar/ National Rural Women Network aims to approach empowerment of rural women through leadership and community service, involving Policy Making processes and capacity building which works on building a common understanding and acceptance of dignity and human rights, Promoting Gender Equality, to end Violence/ discrimination against women in Myanmar. MDK envisions a tolerant, non-discriminatory society that respects, promotes and protects women rights in Myanmar.
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
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- 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
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or to Cuso International before or after their field placement. Volunteers can also request e-volunteer support to help them with their work, or any other partner-requested task while they are in placement.
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.