Volunteers at Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Volunteer (Canadians and Non-Nigerians)
Location: Nigeria
Placement Length: 6 months and over

About the Project

  • Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
  • Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Job Description

  • If you’re currently living in Nigeria and want to contribute to a positive and lasting change, this could be the opportunity for you! Due to current travel restrictions between countries, we have a select few placements available to candidates already in Nigeria.
  • Volunteers must be currently residing in Nigeria and have either of the following statuses:
    • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
    • Citizenship of a neighbouring country other than Nigeria
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Essential Requirements

  • At minimum, Bachelor’s Degree and/or college diploma in a related field

Essential Background:

  • At minimum, 2 years’ relevant work experience

Below are Some Skills our Partners May Need Your Help With:

  • Business Development
  • Program Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community Development
  • Web Design
  • Video Editing
  • Project Management
  • Resource Development
  • Communications, Marketing & Social Media
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Language Requirements:

  • English Level 5-Fluent

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.

Support Packages

  • Modest monthly living allowance
  • Accommodation while in placement, return airfare / transport and cost of health insurance
  • Training and orientation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

Training and Briefing:

  • We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. You will have an advisor to support you through the process and will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your placement.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Cuso International works with poor, vulnerable and marginalized people, mainly women and girls, to eradicate poverty and inequality. We understand the need to uphold and enforce the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
  • At Cuso International, we believe that all people, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity or disability have the right to live lives free of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Cuso International considers all forms of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse to be incompatible with fundamental belief in the human dignity of all people, international and national agreements and standards, and with its core values. Cuso International volunteers must agree to uphold the Child Protection, Prevention of Workplace Violence, Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policies and Code of Conduct (PDF)
  • We invite you to submit an application describing how your work experience can help our project and partners. In your application, please also make sure to specify your current residency status in Nigeria. We will contact applicants only if the candidate’s skills match our partners’ needs as they come up
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Application Deadline  Ongoing until 2022.

 

 

 

Important Notes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
• We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
• We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
• Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
• We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
• Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
• Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
• Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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