Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Nicaragua
Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
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. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
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Do you have experience leading planning processes and activities? If so, this opportunity is for you!
Our partner organization, Samaritanas - CEB, is looking for a Strategic Planning Advisor, to support the creation of a Strategic Plan. Working closely with the Director of the organization, your experience and knowledge will support Samaritanas in their work with the most marginalized groups in Nicaragua.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Identify the support and skills required to strengthen and complete the strategic plan
- In collaboration with the Director of the organization, identify steps to develop the strategic plan
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, or other relevant combination of studies and experience
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience developing strategic plans
- Knowledge of planning process and program management
- Experience working with non for profits
Samaritanas - Comunidades Eclesiales de Base
Samaritanas was funded by CEBs (Comunidades eclesiales de Base) in the 90s, as a project to face economic and social crisis in Nicaragua.
The work of Samaritanas is focused on supporting people living in vulnerable situations in Nicaragua (children, adolescents, and women). And the strongest actions are with adolescents and women who are under commercial sexual exploitation.
Samaritanas is an active member of RedMas, which is the strongest Masculinities Network in Nicaragua. Therefore, through partnership with this organization, Cuso International will support actions implemented by RedMas that are aligned to Cuso´s mission and with the partnership agreement signed with Samaritanas.
RedMas has around 25 members that are local organizations working on gender equity and masculinities with groups of men from different age groups and social strata. This network has been active since 2007, and they have brought new forms and methodologies for the re-construction of roles, perception, and social imaginary towards gender equity.
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