Fundraising Advisor – Honduras (Spanish)

Position: Fundraising Advisor - Honduras (Spanish)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: September 30, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Start Date: September 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish and English

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
The Center for Marine Studies (CEM) is a Honduran NGO established in 2006 with the purpose of developing technical capacities in applied research to support the management of marine biodiversity.

The CEM is focused on the importance of generating coastal marine and socio-economic research to provide technical information that strengthens decision-making for a sustainable use of coastal marine resources in Honduras, we are located on the north coast of the country,

The organization has been a leader in the field since it also promotes diversification processes in different branches to support the planting of Antillean avocado, as well as entrepreneurship processes, beekeeping, minor species and others.

It is worth mentioning that we group an average of 130 direct families and 600 indirect families, which actively participate in marketing, technical assistance, consulting and others.

Do you have experience in fundraising, business administration, strategic planning or organizational development? Then this position is for you! We are looking for a Fundraising Advisor to achieve a better contribution in support of the communities where we are developing our lines of work. As a chosen volunteer, you will contribute to the collection and mobilization of resources.

As a volunteer, you will:

Review diagnoses and available information.- Review the methodology, tools and other resources developed
Prepare a work plan to develop strategic plans including area-specific action plans, if necessary
Research using primary and secondary sources.
Visit/meetings with companies to gather information, design the strategic plan and coordinate other necessary activities
Meeting with the teams
Propose tools to improve internal processes in obtaining resources
Participate in meetings, networks, work tables and similar spaces.
Promote strategic alliances.

Essential Requirements:

University degree in Business Administration, Economics, International Development and/or equivalent experience in a related field.

Essential Background:

Knowledge/experience in planning, administration processes, planning, strategy design.
Previous experience in planning processes.
Knowledge/experience in teaching, training and/or facilitation processes
Knowledge/experience of participatory approaches and tools.
Demonstrated experience of working in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
Use of information technologies.

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

About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International

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 - Centro de Estudios Marítimos

The Centro de Estudios Marinos (CEM) is an Honduran, non-governmental organization dedicated to applied science on coastal-marine ecosystems. Founded initially on the island of Utila in 2006, the CEM has grown and expanded its study area along the Honduran Atlantic and Pacifica coasts. We also work under regional approaches with the Mesoamerican Reef System and the Gulf of Fonseca.

CEM combine applied ecological research with socioeconomic studies, with the interest of providing scientific information that supports the development of proactive management strategies for the sustainable use of marine-coastal resources. CEM has also create innovative management tools and with that, and they work regularly in collaboration with scientists and institutions around the world. CEM believes that by creating a knowledge bridge between applied research and local knowledge, CEM can highlight priorities for conservation, identify management requirements and find solutions to mitigate local and regional threats to sustainability. By doing this, academic science can be understood and used by the very people who depend on the integrity of the coastal ecosystems in which they live.

Experience teaching people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and local customs.
Ability in the elaboration of fundraising projects
Critical analysis capacity.
Knowledge of the agroforestry sector/business.
Experience working with cooperative and associative companies.
Understanding of inclusive participatory approaches, among a variety of stakeholders, including gender-sensitive methods.
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, 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

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
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.

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