Program Development Advisor (Canadians Only)

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Recruiting Organization: Cuso International (Headquarters)

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date: April 2022

Placement Length: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Language Requirements: English Reading and Speaking Level 5-Fluent, Writing Level 4-Advanced

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

If you are passionate about improving the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls this role might be for you!

As the Program Start up advisor you will work closely with the project team to conduct Organizational capacity needs assessments of our partners. You will also help them in developing their capacities-based violence training addressing sexual and gender, early and forced marriage and gender mutilation

Apply for this position and let's make a difference together!

As a volunteer, you will:
  • Support with conducting Organizational Capacity Assessment
  • Support Partnership Development process.
  • Identify and conduct/recommend training in areas of need as exposed during the CAP process.

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degreen in Health, Program Development, or any other Social Science related field.

Essential Background:
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in Health and/or Program Management.
  • Skills particularly in Organizational Capacity Assessment, working with groups and teams of professionals, and liaising with government and non-government organizations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience in learning facilitation
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on 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 (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

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.

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Fee Amount: None

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