Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Guyana
Start Date Dec 2018 - Feb 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English 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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Our Country Program Office in Guyana is searching for a skilled grant researcher and writer.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Research and identify new government and private funding opportunities.
-Develop proposals for submission to local and international donors to ensure long-term sustainability of Cuso International's projects and programming.
-Work with the Country Program Manager (CPO), staff and volunteers to determine project scope and development timelines.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, International Development, or a related field.
-A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in grant writing and research, fundraising, resource development or mobilization, funding proposal writing.
-Proven ability to write detailed and clear proposals and correspondence.
-Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
-Resourcefulness, strategic thinking, creative problem solving.
-Effective time management skills and the ability to work with minimal direction or supervision.
-Familiarity with training, teaching, or mentoring.
Cuso International Guyana
Cuso International is implementing a relatively new project in the Caribbean that is focused on two key program areas: Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (ISEG).
Cuso International Guyana has and is developing strategic program interventions that support the organization to have maximum impact with its available resources in these two program areas.
The organization has built and is seeking to develop additional partnerships with a cross-section of organizations from government, civil society and the private sector to make an impact at different levels - from policy development at the regional level to working with grassroots organizations to address specific issues at the community level.
The Caribbean program, implemented in Guyana and Jamaica, is managed as one program with Country Program Offices in Georgetown, Guyana and Kingston, Jamaica.
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