Position: Program Support Officer
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Salary Range: Monthly Stipend
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Start Date: September 2023
Placement Length: 10 Months
Language Requirements: English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
The overall purpose of the placement is to strengthen the capacity of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, by supporting the staff in the implementation of activities and projects geared to conserve and manage natural resources and the environment. As a volunteer, you will support the projects coordinator in completing impact assessments of projects and initiatives in the field as well as manage the foundation’s social media pages and increase the visibility of their work in the online space.
As a volunteer, you will:
Support the Project Coordinator's field impact assessments.
Support the visibility of the programs through social media promotion
Support and update the Monitoring & Evaluation system
University degree in social sciences, project management, environment or another relevant field
Excellent oral and writing skills
Experience working in a small team
Ability to self-initiate and identify solutions
Experience in capacity building, organizational development, program administration
Good understanding of organizational systems and structures.
Experience with managing databases or filing systems.
Experience working with sensitive and confidential information.
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.
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 - Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) was established to facilitate the promotion and implementation of activities which will conserve and manage the natural resources and environment of Jamaica and improve and positively impact child development
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.
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 and in-country orientation (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
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 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.