Resource Development Advisor
Location Bogota, Colombia
Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 3
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
Are you interested in supporting a small fund that supports young feminist collectives to be the next generation of feminist leaders? You will work with the director and program coordinator to develop resources by creating a corporate and local fundraising strategy.
Apply today to support Cuso International's newest partner in Colombia.
As a volunteer, you will:
-Mapping of potential donors, review of collection strategies with local companies (CSR or others).
-Find ways to collect funds through “drop-in” programs, bank programs, monthly payments (Bancolombia), “Street fundraising” and include in the strategy how to socialize these new collection models with different audiences
-Design training for the implementation of the strategy, including the involvement of the team (monitoring and evaluation, communications, general management, board).
- Accompany the implementation of the strategy and monitor results/progress; make recommendations and creating a roadmap to follow the implementation.
- Create a list and contacts of other small funds to which applicants could refer for the Lunaria Fund calls, which are not selected (winners). Small funds, for MSMEs, funds for entrepreneurship, groups, youth, etc.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Undergraduate in business, social sciences, development studies, marketing or others.
- Master’s degree in social sciences, international business, marketing.
- Certification or diploma in fundraising, creation of partnerships.
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience in designing fundraising strategies
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.
Fondo Lunaria wants to strengthen the women's movement in Colombia through direct support to groups and organizations of young women with the aim of transforming cultural practices that affect the full enjoyment of women's rights in the country. For Lunaria, young women are the essential primary objective, strengthening their voices and proposals in the construction of peace is necessary to reach a democratic, inclusive country that respects the rights of women.
We believe that the inequitable redistribution of resources and opportunities have generated high inequality and exclusion, particularly for women in many scenarios of national life, that is why we mobilize resources from various sources to support and strengthen the processes of sustainability, autonomy, and positioning of Young women's organizations that work throughout the country with proposals for social and cultural transformation to change the patriarchal, racist, discriminatory and unfair system in Colombia.
Vision: We dream of a country in peace and social justice where women from their diversity are autonomous and live their rights with dignity.
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.