Resource Mobilization Advisor – Volunteer in Tanzania

Position: Resource Mobilization Advisor - Volunteer in Tanzania

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Tanzania

Deadline: February 25, 2024

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: February 25, 2024

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Iringa, Tanzania

Start Date: January 2024

Placement Length: 6 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

As a volunteer, you will:

Take the lead in identifying funding opportunities, listing them and sharing the information with the supervisor.
Assist in mobilizing financial and non-financial resources from private sector entities, individuals and corporate agencies.
Assist in developing a resource mobilization work plan and constantly follow up on the implementation of the plan. This involves designing and writing materials for communications with different prospective donors and agencies.
Coordinate processing of agreements in connection with funding opportunities and ensure effective and timely follow-up in terms of submission of reports to the donors and grant renewal proposals.
Monitor donor reporting and grant expenditure deadlines; responding to these deadlines while participating in the preparation of quality financial and narrative reports to donors.
Ensure that fundraising and resource mobilization information is up to date on the SIDO TLED HUB database and other related social media platforms.
Contribute to social media content on highlights of activities either weekly or monthly.
Train Staff in fundraising practices and proposal writing
Together with the BSBI team, coordinate the SIDO Iringa fundraising goals and activities.
Undertake all other relevant activities as and when assigned by the SIDO Iringa line management and direct supervisor.

Essential Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, development studies, sociology, project management, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Agribusiness and value addition
Knowledge and experience of Media relations and communication will be an added advantage.

Essential Background:

At least 4 years of work experience in fundraising projects especially women and youth empowerment projects
Financial literacy, Networking skills, Grants and proposal writing skills
Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite program
Experience in project management delivery

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 - Small Industries Development Organization

SIDO was established in October 1973 as a parastatal organisation under now Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing (now Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment).

Its objective was to develop the small industry sector in Tanzania. It was expected to fulfill a very wide range of functions, from policy formulation to direct support to industries, to hands-on involvement in the establishment of SMEs in both rural and urban areas.

Some of the best-known activities are the Industrial Estates, Technology Development Centres, Training cum Production Centres, hire purchase schemes for equipment, technology development, technology transfer through twinning arrangements and exchanges with industries in Europe and Asia, and direct marketing.

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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