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 the 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 Cuso International and Our Partner
Cuso International is a development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships, and compassionate donors. We mobilize hundreds of skilled volunteer professionals every year to work with local partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada to create positive, lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is dedicated to tackling today’s most important development issues.
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.
- 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 pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation (more details below)
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
Pre-departure Training and Briefing
We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. As a volunteer you will have an advisor to support you through the pre-departure process and you will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement country and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your placement.
Overview of pre-departure training:
1.Self-directed briefing with documents and online training provided by your volunteer advisor and external resources
2.Online health briefing
3.Fundraising 101 Webinar
4.Pre-departure Training -Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (SKWID) course
In-Country Training and Learning
As a volunteer, you will receive an In-Country Orientation (ICO) that builds upon pre-departure training. This will be conducted by either the country program office or the supporting partner organization. This normally lasts for 2-10 days (depending on language learning requirements and other factors). In some countries, volunteers will be able to access ongoing language training opportunities. In-Country Orientation equips you with the relevant skills, knowledge, and country-specific information to be successful in your placement. Furthermore, our Country Program Office or local partner will provide you with continuous in-country support throughout the duration of your placement.
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.