Organizational Development Advisor – Colombia (Spanish)

Position: Organizational Development Advisor - Colombia (Spanish)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Bogota, Colombia

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: Bogota, Colombia

Start Date: September 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
Are you passionate about organizational development and community philanthropy? If so, this might be the role for you!

As an Organizational Development Advisor, you will bring your experience to enhance the technical capacities of our partner TerritoriA in Colombia to develop new strategies and expand its impact in local communities across the country.

Apply to this position and help communities to better address their challenges and improve their quality of life!

As a volunteer, you will:

Conduct a needs analysis and a review of good practices that can inspire the process.
Design, adjust and finalize the design of the organizational architecture under an adaptive approach.
Guide the definition of the processes and procedures in which the planned design will be implemented.
Design the protocols, strategies, standards, manuals, routes, tools, formats and/or systems required for the development of the organization.
Facilitate the implementation of everything that is designed and proposed. Accompany and support the administrative coordination and management in the organizational development process.

Essential Requirements:

University and/or graduate degree in subjects related to organizational development

Essential Background:

Experience and knowledge in organizational design.
Experience in the design and implementation of organizational processes, procedures, policies and protocols.
Experience and knowledge in organizations with social transformation purposes.
Experience working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
Experience working with participatory, systemic and/or adaptive methodologies.

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 - TerritoriA

TerritoriA is a laboratory for social transformation that promotes community philanthropy in Colombia by facilitating and accompanying individuals and communities interested in creating and leading Territorial Foundations, with the aim of contributing to autonomous and sustainable development in the various regions of the country.


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
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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