Proposal Development Advisor (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Myanmar

Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 1 Month

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

About E-Volunteering

 

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

E-Volunteers spend approximately 3-4 months in a placement and spend 2-10 hours per week working as an e-volunteer depending on the project requirements.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to:

https://cusointernational.org/home/types-of-volunteers/e-volunteering/

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The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

This is an exciting e-volunteer opportunity for an experienced and skilled proposal developer to work with our colleagues at our country program office in Myanmar. The are in the process of sourcing funds upwards to $2.5M. You will help mentor a Cuso staff member in producing high quality grant proposals that clearly match the objectives of the potential funder. This may also involve editing the grant proposals for grammar and clarity and advising the employee about what subjects should be emphasized to increase the likelihood of a partnership forming as a result of the grant proposal.

The approximate time commitment will be 2 hours a week for two to three months.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Meet with the Cuso employee based in Myanmar via video call to provide mentoring in proposal writing.

- Provide mentoring support throughout the entire grant development process.

- Evaluate the proposal drafts for effectiveness.

- Provide editing support for spelling, grammar, clarity as required.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- A degree in Communications, Business, English, Journalism, or Non-for-Profit Management, or in a similar discipline.

Essential Professional Background:

-A minimum of two years of experience selecting proposals and/or experience writing successful proposals.

-Donor mapping.

-Networking/Partner Relationship building.

-Excellent writing skills in English.

-Critical editing skills.

-Strength in providing constructive criticism.

 

About Our Partner

 

Cuso International Myanmar

Cuso International has implemented its VOICE project in Myanmar and 21 other countries which will continue till March 2020. The Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program (VOICE) in Myanmar will increase the capacity of community-based organizations and government to deliver innovative and sustainable/inclusive development results for poor and marginalized communities, women and youth. Our program will focus on two projects: A Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) project, which focuses on increased security for women and girls; and the Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) project, which focuses on improving access to employment (either formal or informal) that increases security, income and working conditions, particularly for youth and women including the development of entrepreneurship and inclusive businesses, and the development of value chains in the tourism sector.

 

Cuso International Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of rural development to work in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mon State, Tanintharyi Region and intends to extend its activities to Kayin State.

 

 

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization

Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/