Program And Business Development Advisor

Position: Program And Business Development Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: ALABAR Cross River Nigeria

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 1, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

12 Months | Start Date between Sep-Nov 2018

The Program and Business Development Advisor will support the overall effort to mobilize an appropriate and sustainable funding base for various partner organizations under the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) project in Nigeria. You will be working with several VOICE partner organizations in Calabar to support the development and implementation of successful grant proposals and partnerships development strategies.

VOICE is a five-year multi-country project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. The expected ultimate outcome of the project is improved economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in 23 developing countries.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Conduct a stewardship audit to identify past challenges to renewing institutional and individual donors

-Assist various VOICE partner organizations in developing a case for support for each core program

-Identify and build relationships with foundations, multi-laterals and private donors who have not previously supported the work of VOICE partner organizations

-Work collaboratively with VOICE partner organizations to write and submit funding proposals

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- A university degree in public relations, communication, business, marketing or related social science field

Essential Professional Background:

- At least 3 years related work experience in non-governmental organizations, development agencies, hospitals, community based organisations in fundraising, business development and/or program development

-Experience writing and submitting grant proposals

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

- 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

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