Volunteer Posting 596

Resource Mobilization Advisor
Cuso International
more than 8 hours per week
closes in 92 days (Sat, 30 Apr)

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date: Starting in April 2022

Placement Length: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


As a volunteer, you will:
  • Review the current approach and outcomes to income generation while becoming familiar with current projects offered by the partner
  • Research and coordinate innovative fundraising activities and grant opportunities.
  • Work with local staff to build a robust fundraising strategy that can improve outcomes and long-term opportunities for the partner
  • Engage with current and new donors to raise funds and develop the donor database through donor mapping activities
  • Identify public stakeholders, business, private sectors as well as a strategy to engage them along with establishing procedures and guidelines.  


Essential Requirements:
  • A university degree in Business Administration, Finance, Fundraising or related field  


Essential Background:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fundraising, resource development, grants and donor management
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people


Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on 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 (more details below)

On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office

Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



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.

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