Volunteer Posting 789

Program Development Advisor
Cuso International
International
Kingston, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
more than 8 hours per week
closes in 95 days (Wed, 31 Aug)

Location: Kingston Jamaica

Start Date: July 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

 

The Volunteer’s Role

Are you passionate about working to improve the lives of young people through training and empowerment programs?

You will work with the team at the Women's Resource and Outreach Centre to develop and execute training programs for vulnerable community youth.

Apply now to make a difference in the lives of young people by empowering them with new skills and knowledge to improve their lives.

 

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Support our partner in developing strategies for recruiting students for its newest programs which are geared at changing the status of unattached youth and becoming employable.
  • Support in providing comprehensive support to students returning to the mainstream school system.
  • Support the creation of a robust database system of participants and their progress.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience in working with groups, preferably community-based groups
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills
  • Knowledge skill and experience in human rights-based methodology and gender sensitivity
  • Experience in the classroom
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience working in organizational development/planning

 

Essential Background:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, preferably with a range of clients and stakeholders such as community and civil society organizations, INGOs, national and local governments, and the private sector.
  • Demonstrated experience leading or working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Experience in community economic development or busines advising is an asset.
  • Understanding of participatory approaches to development.

 

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!



About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

 

Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

 

Partner - Women's Resource Outreach Centre

The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) was established as a nonprofit organization on International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8, 1983. WROC is located in the Lyndhurst/Greenwich Park inner-city community of South St. Andrew and serves surrounding communities including: Trench Town, Torrington Park, Maxfield Park and Kencot. These communities are plagued by social and economic hardships such as unemployment, lack of access to resources for self-improvement, inadequate housing and improper sanitation, and are highly vulnerable to crime, violence and communicable diseases.

Requirements

 

Benefits

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.

 

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

 

Other Requirements:

  • Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
  • Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
  • Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
  • Obtain a Police Check at our request
  • Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines.

 

Fundraising

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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