Thursday, 3 March 2016

(E-vol) Fundraising/Network Opportunity Advisors at Cuso International

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Cuso International’s work is driven by authentic engagement with and accountability to the people and communities involved.

We therefore invite applications from qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: (E-vol) Fundraising/Network Opportunity Advisor
Location: Calabar, Nigeria
Department: Girls' Power Initiative Nigeria
Length of placement (months): 2
Start Date: April 2016

The Volunteer's Role
  • The aim of this placement is to support in-country volunteer in Nigeria by doing internet research on fundraising and network opportunities for Girls Power Initiative (done more efficiently by an e-volunteer in a region with constant and high speed internet). Cuso International's VOICE program in Nigeria is focused on health, with one area on improving the capacity of organizations that provide adolescent/youth health information and services.
  • Cuso International's Youlead project in Nigeria is focused on developing entrepreneurship skills and employment for young people between the ages of 18-35 across the 18 LGAs of Cross River State.
  • GPI is a Cuso International partner which has the potentials of benefitting from both projects (Youlead and VOICE) owing to the work they do.
The Volunteer will:
  • Search for funding and networking possibilities
  • Seek out list of servers or websites with information on funding opportunities for projects in GPI program area.
Essential Academic Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a Degree in Social Sciences or related field
Essential Professional Background/Competencies
  • Background in gender, international development or social work
Desirable Academic Qualifications
  • Degree in International Development desirable
  • Experience in development, global health issues, policy analysis
  • Knowledge of gender dynamics in developing countries' context
Desirable Professional Background/Competencies
  • Research skills
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Ability to organise and document results in easily useable format
Important information for candidates:
  • E-Volunteers will participate in a one-hour online orientation session prior to starting their placement. Additional information, as well as tips for working in an online environment are also available in our E-volunteering Toolkit found on our website,
  • Based on approval, we will provide reimbursement for communications expenses related to your placement, such as Skype minutes, photocopying, and mail.
  • We will reimburse to a maximum amount of $20 per month, with receipts. Long-distance telephone call expenses will not be covered.
Technical requirements and considerations:
  • E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology.
  • Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection.
  • Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately.
  • For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience will be required for this placement.
Language Requirements:
  • English reading=4, writing=4, oral=4
Application Closing Date

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online