Location: Calabar, Nigeria
Start Date: January - March 2024
Placement Length: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English Level 4-Advanced
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
As a volunteer, You will bring your experience to support capacity building amongst staff of selected partner
organization to improve all internal and external communication skills and ability to mobilize resources.
As a volunteer, you will play an important role in the review of organizational strategy, communication and partnership strategy for selected partner organization(s) to build capacity in staff, and to mobilize financial resources locally and externally for programming.
As a volunteer, you will:
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
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.
Partner - Project Alert on Violence Against Women (PCRA)
Project Alert was set up to promote and protect the rights of women by providing information on violence against women/young girls, advocacy against violence against women/young girls and provision of practical support services to female survivors of violence. The organisation operates a shelter that provides a safe space for survivors of violence.
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.
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.