Fundraising Advisor (Spanish)

Position: Fundraising Advisor (Spanish)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Colombia

Deadline: July 25, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: July 25, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

City Quibdó, Colombia

Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English, Spanish

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The Fiestas Franciscanas de Quibdó is a private non-profit organization whose objective is to prepare and organize one of the largest celebrations in Colombia, the "Fiestas de San Pacho".

As the Community Development and Fundraising Advisor, you will work with the organizers of the Fiesta (presidents and neighborhood councils) and on organizational issues and community projects. You will also help the organization in fundraising for social and cultural projects for the development of the city.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Conduct a needs assessment with neighborhood leaders (with a gender perspective) about the neighborhood councils and their contribution to the Fiestas de San Pacho.

- Carry out training activities with leaders and neighborhood councils for the development of skills such as leadership, teamwork and oversight to ensure transparent management of resources.

- Prepare, lead and implement a Private Fundraising Plan for large donors, companies, donors and individual partners, etc.

- Advise and guide the neighborhood councils in the execution and implementation of plans and projects for the Fiestas Franciscanas.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Undergraduate or graduate studies in social sciences, humanities, or other areas (social work, psychology or related)

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum 1- 2 years of experience in organization and community development.

- Experience in fundraising for non-profit entities.

- Experience in consulting for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community plans and projects

- Experience in facilitating community decision-making and assertive communication skills.

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending 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

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

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