Organizational Development Advisor

Position: Organizational Development Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Deadline: November 15, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: November 15, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Start Date Sep - Nov 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.

The Volunteer’s Role

The Organizational Development Advisor will contribute to strengthening CSONA and the existing Nutrition Coordinating Committees by helping them plan, implement and monitor multi-sectoral nutrition programs. The focus will primarily be on strengthening the coordinating committees so that they can provide supported supervision, outreach, project management and monitoring to local communities in the region. The volunteer will also provide limited communications support to coordinate and collaborate with different stakeholders involved in the project.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Map, review and monitor food and nutrition security priorities, policies and objectives

- Review the National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan and assess their implications on the SANI project

- Coordinate the development of a nutrition research agenda and oversee its implementation

- Provide nutrition policy direction and guidance to key stakeholders

- Identify issues of nutrition at national and district levels, as well as best practices from SANI

Essential Academic Qualifications:

Degree in Business Administration, Development, or in a related field

Essential Professional Background:

-At least 2 years of experience living, working or volunteering in Africa

-Organizational development/planning

-Knowledge of the Scaling Up Nutrition movement

-Experience conducting organizational assessments,

-Developing recommendations and implementing them

-Strong research and analysis skills

-Excellent communications 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

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

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

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

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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