Resource Mobilization Advisor – Volunteer in Jamaica

Position: Resource Mobilization Advisor - Volunteer in Jamaica

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Deadline: April 19, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: April 19, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date Jan – Mar 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of this placement is to support the Foundation in addressing the gaps in its fundraising initiatives by building the capacity of its staff members which will in turn enable them to engage its surrounding communities in a more impactful way.

Working in collaboration with the General Manager of the Foundation to whom you will report, you will have responsibility for researching, identifying, preparing and submitting of grant proposals to local and international grant/ donor agencies and the development of fundraising activities in line with the needs of the organization and/or its programs. The role will require an in-depth understanding of the values of the organization as well as the resources needed for existing programs.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Develop a grant/ fundraising strategic plan through research & consultation with staff

- Assist in resource mobilization and grant funding for programs

- Support robust research into funding opportunities in the market

- Assist with writing and submitting grants

- Provide capacity building workshops for knowledge transfer to staff on successful grant writing

- Creating/designing grant writing templates

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University/Tertiary degree in nonprofit management

- Tertiary degree in Proposal Development

Essential Professional Background:

-Track record of successful grant applications/ fundraising

-Strong appreciation for and ability to use marketing, public relations, and fundraising activities to engage a wide range of stakeholders

- Proven expertise in writing quality grants for at-risk youth

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator

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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