Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Myanmar
Start Date Feb - Apr 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
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.
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This is an exciting e-volunteer opportunity for an experienced and skilled proposal developer to work with one of our current international volunteers working with the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) in Myanmar. You will help mentor the Funding Advisor volunteer in producing high quality grant proposals that clearly match the objectives of the potential funder. This will involve editing the grant proposals for grammar and clarity and advising Lisa about what subjects should be emphasized to increase the likelihood of a partnership forming as a result of the grant proposal.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Provide editing support for spelling, grammar, clarity.
-Evaluate the proposal drafts for effectiveness.
-Meet with the international volunteer via video call to provide mentoring in proposal writing.
-Provide mentoring support throughout the entire grant development process.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
A degree in Communications, Business, English, Journalism, or Non-for-Profit Management, or in a similar discipline.
Essential Professional Background:
-A minimum of two years of experience selecting proposals and/or experience writing successful proposals.
-Networking/Partner Relationship building.
-Excellent writing skills in English.
-Critical editing skills.
-Strength in providing constructive criticism.
Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute
The Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) is a Burmese non-governmental organization established in March 2016. The organisation aims to develop Myanmar’s tourism industry in a responsible and sustainable manner. We are a knowledge sharing and training institute dedicated to seeing Myanmar grow and bring prosperity to all of its citizens. We pride ourselves in building the capacity of Myanmar’s new tourism professionals both inside and outside our organization.
MRTI is run by an executive board of tourism professionals and is advised by experts in the tourism field. MRTI has on-site training facilities and employs local and international trainers. MRTI is fortunate to have a good relationship with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT) and the local tourism industry.
Some of our current projects include
Child Safe Tourism – conduct trainings including on topics such as child safe and human rights training for tourism professionals to identify and address the exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry.
Orphanage Tourism – Awareness raising on the issue related to orphanages and tourism. Including research and publications
Community Based Tourism – Working with local tourism organisations to improve their community based tourism products and experiences
Responsible Tourism Promotion – Through a range of workshops, presentations and events including the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards.
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