Resource Mobilization Advisor

Location Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 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

The Volunteer’s Role

 

Are you passionate about supporting local community NGOs make lasting change in their communities?

As a Resource Mobilization Advisor you will support Multi-Care Youth Foundation (MYF) in developing an effective and sustainable funding strategy for their youth programs.   The Multi-Care Youth Foundation provides life skills training and educational programs to inner city youth with the goal of economic empowerment. MYF has been offering services to community members for over 20 years and is committed to youth empowerment. Overall, you will support MYF to source long term funding to make them more sustainable in their offerings to their communities.

Apply now and support a community NGO make lasting change and improve the livelihoods of innercity community members.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Develop a grant/ fundraising plan for Multicare.

- Consult and coordinate on other innovative fundraising activities.

- Consult, coordinate and use marketing/public relations to undertake activities to promote a positive profile of organization.

- Provide capacity building workshops for knowledge transfer to staff on successful grant writing.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University degree at the Bachelor or Masters level (preferred), with at least 5 years of experience in a related field; and a track record of successful grant applications/ fundraising.

Essential Professional Background:

- Strong appreciation for and ability to use marketing, public relations, and fundraising activities to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator

- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

- Action-oriented, adaptable, passionate, strong ethics, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

 

About Our Partner

 

Youth Upliftment Through Employment & The MultiCare Foundation

YUTE’s mandate is to intervene in the lives of at-risk youth with a view to improving their numeracy, literacy, technical, employability and social skills leading to life-changing experiences; and producing graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.

Through structured activities in sports, visual and performing arts, The MultiCare Foundation pays particular attention to the building of character and the promotion of tolerance and good interpersonal relationships among children from diverse background and often-contentious communities.   The programs, now operating in thirty-two (32) schools, are designed to inculcate discipline and responsibility, promote good physical, emotional and mental health development while providing them with opportunities to shine and achieve, build confidence and self-esteem and, ultimately, teach them softer gentler approaches to living compared to those to which many of them are regularly exposed.

 

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.

 

Support Package

- 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

 

Fundraising

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.

 

E-volunteering

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  

 

Residency

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.

 

Citizenship

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.