Project Management Advisor (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Myanmar
Start Date Aug - Oct 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
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.
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The E-Volunteer’s Role
Are you a seasoned project management professional? One of our staff members based at our office in Yangon, Myanmar is seeking a project management advisor to provide coaching on the general steps of the project lifecycle and the set of skills in project management which will be needed to implement multiple projects including sharing useful methods/tools (Excel, project software) or other types of resources.
The approximate time commitment for this e-volunteer placement is 4 hours a week for 2 months. Meetings will be held over Skype.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Train Cuso International project manager to understand project life cycles and general project management practices.
-Create or share useful tools/methods for developing a new project.
-Provide basic Excel training as it relates to project management.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A completed degree in a Business, Project Management or a related discipline.
Essential Professional Background:
-A minimum of 5 years of project management experience, ideally in an international development context.
-Training or mentoring experience.
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.