Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization Advisor – Volunteer in Colombia

Position: Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization Advisor - Volunteer in Colombia

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Colombia

Deadline: February 26, 2024

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: February 26, 2024

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Santa Marta, Colombia

Start Date: January 2024

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
Cuso International is looking for a person interested in being part of an International Volunteering program whose focus is to contribute to developing and empowering women, girls, and people in situations of poverty and vulnerability in Colombia.

The position's overall purpose is to design and drive strategic and proactive approaches to resource mobilization, working to improve the organization's visibility with potential donors. The expectation is that the Kaby Foundation will have clear resource management plans, an up-to-date information systematization design containing donor data and profiles, and a clear strategy to drive partnership opportunities, allowing for greater scalability of impact and building a solid foundation as a social organization.

As a volunteer, you will:

Design and implement a resource mobilization strategy according to emerging needs. Provide advice on updating it
Design an action plan that meets the needs of the Kaby Foundation regarding resource management, alliance building and donor communication.
Conduct research studies to systematize information on donors/potential donors and provide regular feedback on their profiles. Provide advice on how to update it.
Conduct training sessions for the accurate identification of funding opportunities.
Facilitate and advise on the implementation of all plans that are designed. Accompany and support administrative and project coordination.

Essential Requirements:

University and/or post-graduate degree in subjects related to the position's objectives: social sciences, administration, economics, public relations, communications, engineering or related areas of resource mobilization, ideally in the non-profit, social sector or philanthropic organizations.

Essential Background:

Experience and knowledge in the design of strategies focused on obtaining and mobilizing resources.
Experience working in organizations with a community and/or children's focus.
Experience and knowledge in organizations with social transformation purposes.
Excellent interpersonal skills for working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
Experience in working with participatory, systemic and/or adaptive methodologies.
Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors.
Oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish.

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 - Fundación Kaby

We are a non-profit foundation called Kaby, although pronounced Kagby, a beautiful Kogui word meaning "dreams".

We believe in art and culture as pedagogical strategies of transformation through free spaces to dream; transformation based on the principles of will, self-management, territory and community.

We carry out different recreational and educational activities with children, adolescents, young people and adults from rural and indigenous communities or communities that are in areas of difficult access.


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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