Location Suchitoto, El Salvador
Start Date Mar – May 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
Do you have great management skills and an interest in contributing to the art sector? If so, this placement is for you!
As the Organizational Advisor, you will contribute your knowledge of program development, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement to support the EsArtes project by Primer Acto. Your experience and skill set will help involve youth in a theater project and support the Suchitoto community around a vibrant art program.
The duration of the position is flexible and can be discussed in the first steps of the selection process.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Conduct a diagnostic for the development of an organizational strengthening plan
- Review the organization's objectives and programs to contribute to the revision of the strategic plan for 2019-2022
- Research potential donors for the organization
- Develop tools and processes to strengthen organizational activities
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field
Essential Professional Background:
- Strong experience in business and program development, proposal writing and project design
- Experience in project management
- Strong understanding of the contribution of culture and arts to international development
EsArtes Suchitoto / Stratford is a project of the Primer Acto Association supported since its beginning by Cuso International and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The mission of Primer Acto is to train young men and women in arts and techniques of scenic theatre, contributing to the economic and cultural development of communities. Its vision is to make art and culture a way of life, an expression of identity and an opportunity to promote youth inclusion.
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.
- 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
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
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.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.