Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
Our brand-new partner, Medioambiente y Desarrollo en Acción (Environment and Development in Action) or ENDA is focused on working with marginalized youth groups in El Alto, Bolivia providing ways and tools to improve their socio-economic situation and to prevent gender-based violence in the communities where they live and go to school.
In your role, you'll support ENDA in their project development and management with a gender focus, which promotes entrepreneurship. You will ensure the implementation of effective and innovative monitoring, evaluation and learning processes. Additionally, you'll be also responsible for stages 3 to 5 of the project life cycle: implementation, monitoring, evaluation and closure of the project for the socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable children and adolescents (ESENNAV). You will be training the team with the necessary knowledge to achieve sustainable results.
As a volunteer, you will:
Project Management (30%):
- Participate in the coordination and implementation of different intervention strategies.
- Support with the implementation and management of the project for the socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable children and adolescents (ESENNAV).
- To train and empower the participants in the project (ESENNAV) to have sustainable results.
- Conduct periodic diagnoses to adapt and innovate the projects and tools in relation to the needs of the beneficiaries
Monitoring and follow-up (20%):
- Establish and innovate in the strategies and / or processes of monitoring and evaluation
- Produce or update an analysis of the context of the country of intervention by identifying the main challenges of civil society organizations in monitoring, evaluation and learning;
- Produce or update an analysis of the monitoring and evaluation process of the organization.
- Periodically monitor the implemented projects and re-orient, if necessary, the participants towards the expected results.
Capacity building (10%)
- Train the monitoring process adapted to the context using adequate project management tools.
- Develop and implement a training plan on cross-cutting issues (communication, entrepreneurship, technical methodology of project management and monitoring and monitoring)
- Train local employees and share knowledge and know-how with the team.
- Develop entrepreneurship strategies to increase production in training workshops and generate opportunities for project participants.
- Increase economic activities to increase the sustainability of the organization.
- Innovate in business outings.
- Participate in the development of tools on empowerment.
Communication outreach (20%)
- Support with communication strategies to ensure in a sustainable way the visibility of the organization and its products.
- Train key personnel in the management of social networks as a means of communication (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website, etc.)
- Work together with the operational team, to develop communication media that support the different areas of intervention (sheets, catalog, brochures, calendar, etc.).
- Ensure follow-up of the communication and train those responsible on the subject.
- Participate in networking events and meetings to increase relationships with existing partners and potential partners.
- Find partners who can support and / or participate with the expected results
- Find new financing partners that can finance the projects to ENDA.
- 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
- 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
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Degree in international development, social sciences, gender studies and/or other relevant area.
Essential Professional Background:
-1-years of experience in project management
- Experience in the entire project life cycle, RBM
- Solid knowledge and/or experience in gender-based violence
Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.