Institutional strengthening Advisor – Honduras (Spanish)

Position: Institutional strengthening Advisor - Honduras (Spanish)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Deadline: November 27, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: November 27, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Start Date: October 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English and Spanish

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
Our partners' objective (MOCAPH) is to improve the management system of protected areas in Honduras. One of the guidelines is to prepare and develop public positions on issues of importance to the country, specially protected areas.

Our general objective is to strengthen the members of the MOCAPH to respond to the need to have a representative, legitimate structure at the national level with the power to influence, propose changes and promote favourable processes for the consolidation of the National System of Protected Areas and Wildlife of Honduras (SINAPH), becoming a technical support arm for state institutions linked to the subject, especially the National Institute for Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife -ICF- (administrator by Law of SINAPH ).

The Volunteer will have the objective of contributing to the improvement of the management system of protected areas in Honduras through the strengthening of organizations.

As a volunteer, you will:

Research and learn about MOCAPH and its members
List current members and create a database with basic information
Create a directory of MOCAPH members
Research using primary and secondary sources
Develop a diagnostic of organizations to be supported in order to improve their capabilities
Include an analysis of gender within organizations including MOCAPH
Lead the implementation of the action plan to strengthen members of MOCAPH
Advise on gender issues
Design and facilitate workshops to improve administration skills, marketing, communication, finance and/or accountability
Create tools to strengthen capacities
Revise processes and services to support members
Revise internal mechanism of coordination among members and staff
Participate in meetings, networks, work tables and other network events
Promote strategic alliances.

Essential Requirements:

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

Essential Background:

Knowledge/experience in administration processes, planning, strategy design, marketing
Design of workshops and training including personalized materials and tools
Previous experience teaching, training and/or facilitation processes
Knowledge/experience applying tools to insure gender mainstreaming
Demonstrated experience working in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
Use of 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 - Mesa de ONG's Comanejadoras de Areas Protegidas de Honduras

Our partner, the Mesa de ONG's Comanejadoras de Areas Protegidas de Honduras, performs a variety of actions and activities, in order to improve the system of management of protected areas of Honduras. One of their responsibilities is to prepare and develop public positions on issues of importance to the country, especially in protected areas.

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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