Resource Mobilization Officer – Volunteer in Ethiopia
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Start Date: February/March/April 2024
Placement Length: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
If you have a strong passion for aiding organizations in expanding their capacities in Resource Mobilization, strategic planning, and policy and program development, then this opportunity is for you.
As a Resource Mobilization Officer, you’ll collaborate with Hiwot Ethiopia and its team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Your role will focus on bolstering the organization’s capabilities to advocate its initiatives and secure resources for sustaining its mission.
Addis Ababa, as the national capital, serves as Ethiopia’s primary economic, political, and administrative center. Notably, it houses the third-largest number of diplomatic missions globally, following New York and Geneva. Moreover, the city has gained international significance as the headquarters of the African Union (AU), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), and hosts regional offices for various international organizations like UNDP, UNESCO, and the European Economic Commission (EEC).
Join us by applying today and contribute to making a meaningful impact!
As a volunteer, you will:
- Review and update the organization’s resource mobilization guidelines and develop a strategy and implementation framework.
- Establish resource mobilization and knowledge management team and deliver technical support to the team through training, mentoring and coaching.
- Organize resource mobilization events at national and international levels.
- Develop project concept notes, proposals and timely respond to the donor/s.
- Identify potential partners/donors, create communication and establish partnerships.
- Degree in Economics, business administration/management, social science, public health
- 4 years of professional experience in research and resource mobilization and knowledge management
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
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 – Hiwot Ethiopia
Hiwot Ethiopia envisages a future where children and youth in Ethiopia live healthy, happy and productive lives.
Hiwot Ethiopia’s mission is to work for the positive development of children and youth in Ethiopia, so that they are able to become healthy, happy and productive, by raising awareness of issues affecting children and youth to change attitudes and practices that are harmful to them, building the capacity and skills of children and youth, partner organizations and its own capacity providing practical support and services to children and youth.
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 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, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing, including travel and accommodation (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
- 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
- We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities
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.
Pre-departure Training and Briefing
We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. You will have an advisor to support you through the process and will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement 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:
- Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (SKWID) program: blended online and in-person training, including 3-day training in Ottawa (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
- Self-directed briefing documents, online training and external resources accessed through the volunteer portal
- Online health briefing
- Fundraising 101 Webinar
In-Country Training and Learning
You will receive an In-Country Orientation (ICO) that builds upon the 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.