Position: Resource mobilization advisor (E-volunteer)
Employer: Cuso International
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Partner Location Cameroon
Start date Oct - Dec 2019 (flexible)
Duration of assignment 5 months
Language Requirements French, English
As a bilingual fundraising advisor, you will support a fundraising campaign initiative to support FODER (Forests and Rural Development) in its efforts for sustainable development, environmental protection and participatory natural resource management. Use your fundraising skills to support a Cuso International volunteer-volunteer who leads the effort in Cameroon. The main activities will be to support the identification of potential donors and to develop fundraising tools for use by the organization.
In accomplishing this task, the successful candidate will learn how to raise funds for international development, how to motivate others to raise funds, and fundraising tools (online and other).
FODER is an international non-profit environmental organization based in Cameroon, created in 2002. Its mission is to create a framework for sustainable development through actions aimed at ensuring fairness and equity, rights and democracy. transparent, participatory and sustainable management of natural resources, the preservation of biological diversity and the improvement of the quality of life and the environment.
Essential academic skills:
- Bilingual (French-English)
Experience / Essential Professional Skills:
- Experience in fundraising for non-profit organizations
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
E-Volunteers spend approximately 3-4 months in a placement and spend 2-10 hours per week working as an e-volunteer depending on the project requirements.