Jobs

BCCIC Event Coordinator

Deadline: 
April 19, 2015

The Organization

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a coalition of individual and non-profit organizational members committed to sustainable global development. The Council is committed to international cooperation in two ways. First, BCCIC supports its members to network, learn, and share good practice, while representing members’ interests provincially and nationally. Second, the Council encourages and mobilizes British Columbians as active global citizens.

The Position

BCCIC is seeking a creative and energetic Events Coordinator for a 4-day per week, 1 year maternity leave replacement position in its Vancouver office. The selected candidate will be responsible for the planning, management, and execution of our public engagement activities and federal consultation meetings, as well as other special events that arise. The Coordinator will also be responsible for providing some office management and administrative support to the BCCIC staff.

BCCIC is looking for someone with a minimum of two years of experience in event planning and fundraising, as well as experience in evaluation, budgeting, and marketing. The Coordinator will have the ability to juggle competing priorities, coordinate multi-stakeholder planning committees, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. The ideal candidate is very self-directed and will have strengths in both high-level strategic thinking and on-the-ground production. He or she will demonstrate strong written and verbal skills, media relations experience, and a passion for creating positive social and environmental change locally and globally.

This job posting indicates the general areas of responsibility and ongoing tasks associated with this position. Additional tasks and priorities may be identified through periodic work planning and assigned by the Executive Director. Some afterhours work may be required.

Specific Responsibilities

Event Coordination

• Coordinate logistics and registrations for various BCCIC events and activities (including Peer Engagement sessions, capacity building/networking sessions, and Annual General Meeting, etc.).
• Secure meeting locations and event details for all events;
• Plan and secure catering for all meetings;
• Manage relationships with vendors to meet event requirements within budget constraints (including reporting, securing contracts, and ensuring payments);
• Oversee events on-site, acting as liaison between the venue, partner and BCCIC;
• Troubleshoot problems and issues as they arise during events, making immediate decisions on courses of action to ensure the overall success of events;
• Contribute to the Council-wide utilization of social media to promote events and share information;
• Coordinate volunteers to help with event planning and execution;
• Prepare and submit evaluation reports on the various activities undertaken as required for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Office Management/Administrative Support

• Provide administrative support to the staff of the Council in the implementation of activities outlined in the organization’s annual workplan.
• General office duties (including but not limited to reception tasks, preparing mail-outs, receiving and distributing mail, allocating expenses, responding to general inquiries, forwarding messages and inquiries to appropriate staff members, ordering office supplies, etc).
• Maintain organized and comprehensive files.
• Other administrative tasks as required.

Desired Knowledge, Experience and Education

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience;
• Excellent communications skills – both verbal and written;
• Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize activities;
• Experience in logistics and coordination;
• Knowledge of financial management and basic bookkeeping principles;
• Experience working with a people from diverse backgrounds and an ability to work with multiple team members and stakeholders;
• Ability to problem-solve and work independently;
• Advanced software skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience with Adobe Publisher and Photoshop is an asset;
• Experience with social media and web-based technologies;
• Ability to travel locally to event venues for planning meetings, set up, and day-of management;
• Knowledge of International Development and the Not-for-Profit sector is an asset.

The current compensation is $30,000 plus benefits.

The deadline for applications is April 19th.

Please send your cover letter and CV to bcciced@gmail.com with the subject line “Event Coordinator Application.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

BCCIC Research Coordinator

Deadline: 
April 19, 2015

The Organization

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a coalition of individual and non-profit organizational members committed to sustainable global development. The Council is committed to international cooperation in two ways. First, BCCIC supports its members to network, learn, and share good practice, while representing members’ interests provincially and nationally. Second, the Council encourages and mobilizes British Columbians as active global citizens.

The Position

BCCIC is seeking a Research Coordinator for a 13-month contract position with its Vancouver office. The selected candidate will: (a) be directly involved in coordinating the required project activities and events, (b) conduct primary and secondary research, (c) complete reporting requirements and (d) assist in the development of presentations and program material.

BCCIC is looking for a Coordinator with experience in project management and non-profit community-based research. Working under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Research Coordinator will provide overall coordination for an International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-funded, multi-site research project. The project aims to study international cooperation and innovative practices in small cities around British Columbia and requires some travel to research sites around the province.

This job posting indicates the general areas of responsibility and ongoing tasks associated with this position. Additional tasks and priorities may be identified through periodic work planning and assigned by the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities

• Ensure that project is executed successfully and completed within timeframe to meet research objectives and schedule of deliverables.
• Manage all project documents and create, write and coordinate professional accurate timely reports to be delivered to funding agency according to established reporting timeline
• Collaborate with project team and funding agencies or significant parties;
• Prepare agendas, materials and meeting minutes for monthly check-in meetings with project co-lead and quarterly check-in meetings with project Steering Committee;
• Coordinate with project Steering Committee to develop research/data collection schedule;
• Oversee recruitment of human interview subjects;
• Coordinate multiple data collection efforts which include other collaborating institutions;
• Coordinate and facilitate individual interviews and focus groups, as required by work plan;
• Attend and provide research overview and updates at appropriate meetings and conferences;
• Travel within the province to conduct research and present findings.

Desired Knowledge, Experience and Education

• Related post-secondary education preferred;
• Experience in project management;
• Experience in social and/or community-based research, including research ethics, data collection and analysis, and knowledge mobilization;
• Experience working with a people from diverse backgrounds and an ability to work with multiple team members and stakeholders;
• Ability to problem-solve and work independently;
• Experience working on collaborative projects;
• Presentation experience considered an asset;
• Excellent communications skills – both verbal and written;
• Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize activities;
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required;
• Valid driver’s license and ability to travel regionally for research purposes;
• Knowledge of International Development and the Not-for-Profit sector is an asset.

The current compensation guidelines for the contract are 450 hours at $22/hour with all work to be completed by June 30th, 2016.

The deadline for applications is April 19th.

Please send your cover letter and CV to bcciced@gmail.com with the subject line “Research Coordinator Application.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Global Lead - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) | CUSO International

Deadline: 
April 19, 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Head of Programs, South East Asia
Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Bargaining Unit Status: Included
Language requirements:English. French and/or Spanish desirable
Salary:Band 5 ($55,483.86 – $65,952.51)
Deadline: April 19, 2015 11:59pm EST

Detailed job description available here

SUMMARY

The Global Lead - GESI will play the lead role in ensuring Country Program Offices (CPO’s) are able to
implement the GESI project component of the VOICE (Volunteers for International Cooperation and
Empowerment) program and support the mainstreaming of GESI across health and wealth projects. The
incumbent will:

• Inspire and support CPO staff through coaching, training, mentoring and briefings so they are able to,
develop and deliver innovative, high profile, high quality GESI work.
• Provide technical assistance to partnership development and funding staff on GESI proposals and issues
and seek to make them aware of possible funding opportunities.
• Oversee the allocation of VOICE funds for GESI activities within CPO’s and closely monitor and evaluate
their implementation and impact.
• Work with MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) staff to ensure ‘MEAL” processes are applied to
GESI work and to take lead in producing quarterly and annual GESI reports.
• Actively promote GESI work of Cuso international through variety of media and through active
participation in relevant global, regional and national networks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES:

Technical assistance Deliverables:

• Provide technical GESI expertise to CPO’s and partnership funding team and inspire these teams to
develop innovative, high quality, high profile GESI projects.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong analytical understanding of relevant global GESI issues.
• Inspire and encourage CPO’s to develop innovative high quality, high profile GESI programs.
• Deliver ongoing annual cycle of support for CPO’s delivered via a variety of methods such as training,
briefings, coaching and mentoring.
• Ensure GESI is central to all of Cuso International’s GESI work.
Updated March 2015
• As and when required supply technical assistance and input to partnership development and funding
work.
• As and when required produce GESI briefings for the International Volunteering Team to share with
potential volunteers and advise on/develop pre departure GESI training/support for volunteers.
• Work with IT and information staff to develop virtual information sharing.

GESI activity funds Deliverable:

• Oversee and coordinate the allocation of VOICE GESI activity funds and work with the Head of Programs
(HoP’s) to track and monitor expenditure, highlighting any variance and supporting appropriate action to
remedy variance.
Specific responsibility:
• Oversee annual and revised budget setting of VOICE GESI funds in collaboration with HoP’s and Director
of International programs.
• Liaise with HoP’s and CR’s on a monthly basis to ensure GESI funds are being spent as planned and flag
up and agree appropriate actions should variance arise.
• Ensure planned activities reflect Cuso International’s commitment to GESI.

MEAL Deliverables:

• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to ensure Cuso International’s MEAL planning, monitoring and
evaluation cycle are applied to GESI work and take lead in producing global quarterly and annual GESI
reports. Also ensure that GESI principles are well-integrated into MEAL systems, including program
partnership development processes.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to agree key VOICE GESI project and country specific outcomes and
indicators.
• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to monitor and evaluate VOICE GESI project work.
• Work with MEAL staff and health and Wealth Global leads to ensure GESI is understood and
mainstreamed across VOICE MEAL system.
• As and when required carry out evaluation visits to programs.
• Produce brief global quarterly GESI report and full annual GESI report.
• On an ongoing basis seek to share good practice arising from GESI work across teams.
• As and when required work with MEAL and CPO staff to revise outcomes and indicators.

Networking and advocacy Deliverable:

• Play lead role in ensuring lessons arising from Cuso International’s GESI work are shared and fed into
relevant legislative, policy and practice debates. Establish Cuso as a go to agency and maintain a high profile
in relevant government, civil society and private sector circles.

Specific responsibilities:

• Identify (or initiate) and participate in relevant North American sector forums with a view to raising Cuso
profile and progressing our GESI agenda.
Updated March 2015
• Support and inspire CPO based staff to identify and participate in relevant national and regional forums.
• Identify global GESI issues Cuso international can speak out on with authority.
• Develop and communicate clear messages and asks for Cuso international’s GESI work.
• Build links with relevant government, civil society and private sector groups and personnel.

Other duties:

• Liaise with Health and Wealth Global Leads and seek to build synergies between approaches.
• Participate in various team meetings and contribute productively to the life of Cuso International.
• Identify your own development learning needs and attend staff development and training opportunities
as required and appropriate.
• Fulfill other appropriate level responsibilities as defined by the Director of International Programs or line
manager from time to time.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Essential:

• Master’s degree in Social Sciences or International Development Studies, or demonstrated equivalent
through experience
• 5 years of program experience or other relevant experience
• Proven analytical understanding of global development GESI issues at legislative, policy and practice
level.
• Proven ability to mainstream gender equality and social inclusion approaches in all aspects of work.
• Proven ability to develop ideas into strategic projects and concept notes.
• Commitment to Cuso International’s approach to international development.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to “inspiringly” communicate both
formally and informally in variety of media to variety of audiences.
• Knowledge of International development funding sources and experience of developing and/or
contributing to funding proposals.
• Ability to inspire individuals and teams and to encourage innovative thinking.
• Proven ability to distance support, coach and mentor field based staff and to develop and deliver
effective training.
• Ability to negotiate and build budgets and monitor performance to budget and deal with variance in
timely and effective manner.
• Skilled networker with proven ability to develop, maintain and influence relevant agencies and forums
across government, civil society and private sector.
• Proven ability to manage complex and demanding workload to set own priorities and to work with
minimal supervision.
• Proven ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation systems and ability to carry out
Monitoring & Evaluation visits and to produce clear and concise Monitoring & Evaluation reports.
• A committed team player who can work across teams and professional skill sets in different cultural
contexts and build effective working relationships.
• Good IT skills ability to be self-serving in Office 365, power point and excel.
• Ability to travel internationally and nationally and to be away from home for up to three months in any
one year.

Desirable:

• Ability to communicate in French and Spanish.
• Knowledge and or experience of International volunteering.

To apply Please forward:

o A copy of your resume;
o A cover letter.
Your application should be forwarded to hr@cusointernational.org with the competition number: GLGESI- 2015-08 clearly marked as the subject. Applications should be received no later than April 19, 2015 11:59pm EST.

To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met.

Global Lead – Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth | CUSO International

Deadline: 
April 19, 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Head of Programs, Latin America and Caribbean
Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Bargaining Unit Status: Included
Language requirements: English. French and/or Spanish desirable
Salary:Band 5 ($55,483.86 – $65,952.51)
Deadline: April 19, 2015 11:59pm EST

Detailed job description available here

SUMMARY

The Global Lead – Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth will play the lead role in ensuring
Country Program offices (CPO’s) are able to implement the Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth project component of the VOICE (Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment)
program. The incumbent will:

• Inspire and support CPO staff through coaching, training, mentoring and briefings so they are able to,
develop and deliver innovative, high profile, high quality gender sensitive and socially inclusive Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• Provide technical assistance to partnership development and funding staff on Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth proposals and bring to their attention possibilities of new funding
streams.
• Oversee the allocation of VOICE funds for Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable, and Economic Growth activities
within CPO’s and closely monitor and evaluate their implementation and impact.
• Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) staff to ensure ‘MEAL” processes are applied to
Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work and to take lead in producing quarterly and
annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth reports.
• Actively promote Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work of Cuso International
through variety of media and through active participation in relevant global, regional and national networks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES:

Technical assistance
Deliverables:

• Provide technical Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth expertise to CPO’s and
partnership funding team and inspire these teams to develop innovative, high quality, high profile Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth programs

Specific Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong analytical understanding of relevant global Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth issues.
• Inspire and encourage CPO’s to develop innovative high quality, high profile Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth programs.
• Support CPO’s to develop quality Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth partnerships and
placements this may include developing “model” placements.
• Deliver ongoing annual cycle support for CPO’s delivered via a variety of methods such as training,
briefings, coaching and mentoring.
• Ensure GESI (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion) is central to all of Cuso International’s Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• As and when required supply technical assistance and input to partnership development and funding
work.
• As and when required produce Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth briefings for the
International Volunteering Team to share with potential volunteers and advise on/develop pre departure
Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth training/support for volunteers.
• Work with IT and information staff to develop virtual information sharing.

Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth project activity funds
Deliverable:

• Oversee and coordinate the allocation of VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth
project activity funds and work with the Head of Programs’ (HoP’s) to track and monitor expenditure,
highlighting any variance and supporting appropriate action to remedy variance.
Specific responsibility:
• Oversee annual and revised budget setting of VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth project activity funds in collaboration with HoP’s and Director of International programs.
• Liaise with HoP’s and CR’s on a monthly basis to ensure VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth project activity funds are being spent as planned and flag up and agree appropriate
actions should variance arise.
• Ensure planned activities reflect Cuso International’s commitment to GESI.

MEAL
Deliverables:

• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to ensure Cuso International’s MEAL planning, monitoring and
evaluation cycle are applied to Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work and take lead in
producing global quarterly and annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth reports.
Specific Responsibilities:
• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to agree key VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth
project and country specific outcomes and indicators.
• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to monitor and evaluate VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth project work.
• As and when required carry out evaluation visits to programs.
• Produce brief global quarterly Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth report and full
annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth report.
• On an ongoing basis seek to share good practice arising from Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth work across teams.
Updated March 2015
• As and when required work with MEAL and CPO staff to revise outcomes and indicators.

Networking and advocacy
Deliverable:

• Play lead role in ensuring lessons arising from Cuso International’s Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth work are shared and fed into relevant legislative, policy and practice debates. Establish
Cuso International as a go to agency and maintain a high profile in relevant government, civil society and
private sector circles.

Specific responsibilities:

• Identify (or initiate) and participate in relevant North American sector forums with a view to raising Cuso
International’s profile and progressing our Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth agenda.
• Support and inspire CPO based staff to identify and participate in relevant national and regional forums.
• Identify global Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth issues Cuso international can speak
out on with authority.
• Develop and communicate clear messages and asks for Cuso international’s Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• Build links with relevant government, civil society and private sector groups and personnel.
• Work with field based and headquarters communication staff so that we can promote learning arising
from work to variety of audiences.
Other duties:
• Liaise with GESI and inclusive sustainable economic wealth lead incumbents and seek to build synergies
between approaches.
• Participate in various team meetings and contribute productively to the life of Cuso International.
• Identify your own development learning needs and attend staff development and training opportunities
as required and appropriate.
• Fulfill other appropriate level responsibilities as defined by the Director of International Programs or line
manager from time to time.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Essential:

• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences or International Development Studies, or demonstrated
equivalent through experience
• 5 years of program experience or other relevant experience
• Proven analytical understanding of global development Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth issues at legislative, policy and practice level.
• Proven ability to mainstream gender equity and social inclusion approaches in all aspects of work.
• Proven ability to develop ideas into strategic projects and concept notes.
• Commitment to Cuso International’s approach to international development.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to “inspiringly” communicate both
formally and informally in variety of media to variety of audiences.
• Knowledge of International development funding sources and experience of developing and/or
contributing to funding proposals.
• Ability to inspire individuals and teams and to encourage innovative thinking.
• Proven ability to distance support, coach and mentor field based staff and to develop and deliver
effective training.
• Ability to negotiate and build budgets and monitor performance to budget and deal with variance in
timely and effective manner.
• Skilled networker with proven ability to develop, maintain and influence relevant agencies and forums
across government, civil society and private sector.
• Proven ability to manage complex and demanding workload to set own priorities and to work with
minimal supervision.
• Proven ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation systems and ability to carry out
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) visits and to produce clear and concise M&E reports.
• A committed team player who can work across teams and professional skill sets in different cultural
contexts and build effective working relationships.
• Good IT skills ability to be self-serving in Office 365, power point and excel.
• Ability to travel internationally and nationally and to be away from home for up to three months in any
one year.

Desirable:

• Ability to communicate in French and Spanish.
• Knowledge and or experience of International volunteering.

To apply
Please forward:

o A copy of your resume;
o A cover letter.

Your application should be forwarded to hr@cusointernational.org with the competition number: GLWEALTH-
2015-10 clearly marked as the subject. Applications should be received no later than April 19, 2015 11:59pm EST.

To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met.

Global Lead – Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth | CUSO International

Deadline: 
April 19, 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Head of Programs, Latin America and Caribbean
Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Bargaining Unit Status: Included
Language requirements: English. French and/or Spanish desirable
Salary:Band 5 ($55,483.86 – $65,952.51)
Deadline: April 19, 2015 11:59pm EST

SUMMARY

The Global Lead – Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth will play the lead role in ensuring
Country Program offices (CPO’s) are able to implement the Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth project component of the VOICE (Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment)
program. The incumbent will:

• Inspire and support CPO staff through coaching, training, mentoring and briefings so they are able to,
develop and deliver innovative, high profile, high quality gender sensitive and socially inclusive Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• Provide technical assistance to partnership development and funding staff on Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth proposals and bring to their attention possibilities of new funding
streams.
• Oversee the allocation of VOICE funds for Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable, and Economic Growth activities
within CPO’s and closely monitor and evaluate their implementation and impact.
• Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) staff to ensure ‘MEAL” processes are applied to
Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work and to take lead in producing quarterly and
annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth reports.
• Actively promote Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work of Cuso International
through variety of media and through active participation in relevant global, regional and national networks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES:

Technical assistance

Deliverables:

• Provide technical Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth expertise to CPO’s and
partnership funding team and inspire these teams to develop innovative, high quality, high profile Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth programs

Specific Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong analytical understanding of relevant global Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth issues.
• Inspire and encourage CPO’s to develop innovative high quality, high profile Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth programs.
• Support CPO’s to develop quality Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth partnerships and
placements this may include developing “model” placements.
• Deliver ongoing annual cycle support for CPO’s delivered via a variety of methods such as training,
briefings, coaching and mentoring.
• Ensure GESI (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion) is central to all of Cuso International’s Wealth:
Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• As and when required supply technical assistance and input to partnership development and funding
work.
• As and when required produce Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth briefings for the
International Volunteering Team to share with potential volunteers and advise on/develop pre departure
Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth training/support for volunteers.
• Work with IT and information staff to develop virtual information sharing.

Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth project activity funds
Deliverable:

• Oversee and coordinate the allocation of VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth
project activity funds and work with the Head of Programs’ (HoP’s) to track and monitor expenditure,
highlighting any variance and supporting appropriate action to remedy variance.
Specific responsibility:
• Oversee annual and revised budget setting of VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth project activity funds in collaboration with HoP’s and Director of International programs.
• Liaise with HoP’s and CR’s on a monthly basis to ensure VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth project activity funds are being spent as planned and flag up and agree appropriate
actions should variance arise.
• Ensure planned activities reflect Cuso International’s commitment to GESI.

MEAL

Deliverables:

• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to ensure Cuso International’s MEAL planning, monitoring and
evaluation cycle are applied to Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth work and take lead in
producing global quarterly and annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth reports.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to agree key VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth
project and country specific outcomes and indicators.
• Work with MEAL and CPO staff to monitor and evaluate VOICE Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth project work.
• As and when required carry out evaluation visits to programs.
• Produce brief global quarterly Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth report and full
annual Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth report.
• On an ongoing basis seek to share good practice arising from Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth work across teams.

• As and when required work with MEAL and CPO staff to revise outcomes and indicators.

Networking and advocacy

Deliverable:

• Play lead role in ensuring lessons arising from Cuso International’s Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and
Economic Growth work are shared and fed into relevant legislative, policy and practice debates. Establish
Cuso International as a go to agency and maintain a high profile in relevant government, civil society and
private sector circles.
Specific responsibilities:
• Identify (or initiate) and participate in relevant North American sector forums with a view to raising Cuso
International’s profile and progressing our Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth agenda.
• Support and inspire CPO based staff to identify and participate in relevant national and regional forums.
• Identify global Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic Growth issues Cuso international can speak
out on with authority.
• Develop and communicate clear messages and asks for Cuso international’s Wealth: Inclusive,
Sustainable and Economic Growth work.
• Build links with relevant government, civil society and private sector groups and personnel.
• Work with field based and headquarters communication staff so that we can promote learning arising
from work to variety of audiences.

Other duties:

• Liaise with GESI and inclusive sustainable economic wealth lead incumbents and seek to build synergies
between approaches.
• Participate in various team meetings and contribute productively to the life of Cuso International.
• Identify your own development learning needs and attend staff development and training opportunities
as required and appropriate.
• Fulfill other appropriate level responsibilities as defined by the Director of International Programs or line
manager from time to time.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Essential:

• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences or International Development Studies, or demonstrated
equivalent through experience
• 5 years of program experience or other relevant experience
• Proven analytical understanding of global development Wealth: Inclusive, Sustainable and Economic
Growth issues at legislative, policy and practice level.
• Proven ability to mainstream gender equity and social inclusion approaches in all aspects of work.
• Proven ability to develop ideas into strategic projects and concept notes.
• Commitment to Cuso International’s approach to international development.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to “inspiringly” communicate both
formally and informally in variety of media to variety of audiences.
• Knowledge of International development funding sources and experience of developing and/or
contributing to funding proposals.
• Ability to inspire individuals and teams and to encourage innovative thinking.
• Proven ability to distance support, coach and mentor field based staff and to develop and deliver
effective training.
• Ability to negotiate and build budgets and monitor performance to budget and deal with variance in
timely and effective manner.
• Skilled networker with proven ability to develop, maintain and influence relevant agencies and forums
across government, civil society and private sector.
• Proven ability to manage complex and demanding workload to set own priorities and to work with
minimal supervision.
• Proven ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation systems and ability to carry out
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) visits and to produce clear and concise M&E reports.
• A committed team player who can work across teams and professional skill sets in different cultural
contexts and build effective working relationships.
• Good IT skills ability to be self-serving in Office 365, power point and excel.
• Ability to travel internationally and nationally and to be away from home for up to three months in any
one year.

Desirable:

• Ability to communicate in French and Spanish.
• Knowledge and or experience of International volunteering.

To apply

Please forward:

o A copy of your resume;
o A cover letter.

Your application should be forwarded to hr@cusointernational.org with the competition number: GLWEALTH-
2015-10 clearly marked as the subject. Applications should be received no later than April 19, 2015 11:59pm
EST.

To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are
met.

Health and Security Advisor | CUSO International

Deadline: 
April 30, 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Director of International Volunteering
Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Bargaining Unit Status: Included
Language requirements: Bilingualism (French & English) is essential
Salary: Band 4 ($52,841.26 – $62,811.92)
Deadline: April 30, 2015 11:59pm EST

SUMMARY

As a member of the International Volunteering Team, the - Health and Security Advisor will coordinate the ongoing development, implementation and management of quality health support services and organizational safety and security policies across the organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Health Administration (40%)

 Develop volunteer health policies and procedures to support the health and well-being of international volunteers.
 Develop health information materials and ensure that information is communicated to volunteers and staff.
 Monitor medical clearance process and policies and recommend adjustments where needed.
 Respond to volunteer’s health and insurance inquiries pre-departure, while overseas and upon return.
 Provide support to country program offices in the management of health related incidences.
 Process medical expenses for international volunteers.
 Set up systems to monitor volunteer health related expenditures.
 Act as the main link with the insurance provider to ensure appropriate systems are in place and information about volunteers is communicated in accordance with agreed procedures.
 Provide support to Cuso International medical advisors, and partner medical teams to ensure medical processes and policies are being managed in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.
 Coordinate volunteer extensions (medical clearances, data update, etc.).
 Maintain and update emergency procedures documentation and related systems management.
 Take the lead on medevac planning from North America side and support country program office staff, volunteers and volunteer family members during this process.

Safety and Security (40%)

 Establish and maintain systems for managing safety and security information across Cuso International.
 Ensure country office (or partnership) compliance with Cuso International’s safety and security policy and standards.
 Monitor and assess security trends affecting Cuso International and provide recommendations to Cuso International Security Management Team (CSMT) for organizational decision making on important security issues.
 Provide support, guidance and required training to members to the Ottawa Emergency Response Team and be a member of this team (including being on the on call list for out of hours emergencies).
 Provide guidance and support to Cuso International staff in preparing safety and security information for volunteers pre-departure (e.g. security briefings) and in-country (placement assessment, in-country training).
 Liaise with country program offices as required to discuss specific security issues/alerts and identify required actions.
 Provide guidance and support to country program offices, in responding to security incidents. This includes providing direct support to affected volunteers and their family members where necessary.
 Develop and conduct pre-departure security training for volunteers
 Provide support (audits of health and security management) and training to country program offices
 Develop and update policies, procedures and guidelines regarding Safety and Security in collaboration with CSMT.
 Chair CSMT meetings as required
 Work with partner organization Security staff to ensure control systems are shared and monitored (i.e. traffic light systems).
 Conduct security briefing, in coordination with HR, during staff induction processes
 Represent Cuso International on the Canadian Interagency Security Advisory Forum, and hold elected roles on this forum when applicable.
 Foster relationships with other NGOs and security actors for information-sharing purposes.

General (20%)

 The Health and Security Advisor is expected to work effectively as part of a small staff team, and in particular to:
o To undertake specific additional responsibilities from time-to-time, as may be agreed upon with the Manager.
o To contribute to the general discussion of issues relating to Cuso International programs
o Provide cover to other staff as needed
o Participate in Assessment Days
o Lead for IVT sections on the Operations Manual
o Coordinate review of the Volunteer Handbook

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

 University degree in a related field
 3 years program management experience
 Understanding of the health, safety and security needs of individuals serving overseas
 Official bilingualism (English & French)
 Demonstrates initiative and maturity of judgment
 Calm and systematic approach to dealing with emergency situations
 Excellent organizational skills
 Strong customer service skills
 Excellent team-working abilities
 Able to work independently, with minimal supervision
 Advanced proficiency with Excel spreadsheets
 Experience with Microsoft Office and databases
 Demonstrates attitudes and behaviors which show respect for diversity
 Able to effectively manage a number of competing demands
 Positive and enthusiastic response to working in a dynamic environment
 Strong commitment to learning

Desirable

 Experience of living and working overseas
 Knowledge of Cuso International’s programs
 Spanish language

To apply

Please forward:
o A copy of your resume;
o A cover letter.

Your application should be forwarded to hr@cusointernational.org with the competition number: HSA-2015-12 clearly marked as the subject. Applications should be received no later than April 30, 2015 11:59pm EST.

To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met.

International Volunteer Placement Advisor | CUSO International

Deadline: 
April 30, 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Manager of Volunteer Delivery
Status: Temporary Replacement, until May 2016, Full-Time
Bargaining Unit Status: Included
Language requirements: English and Spanish required; French an asset
Salary: Band 4 ($52,841.26 – $62,811.92)
Deadline: April 30, 2015 11:59pm EST

SUMMARY

The International Volunteer Placement Advisor is responsible for working with country program offices to support the development of effective placements and for supporting volunteers through the volunteer journey from pre-assessment to return from placement. They are responsible for fulfilling volunteer recruitment, outreach, partnership, monitoring and evaluation and quality objectives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Placement Development Support

 Support placement development and lead volunteer delivery within designated country programs.
 Work closely with country program office staff to ensure a strong understanding of the placement needs, the volunteer skills sets required and volunteer management baselines.
 Ensure high quality placement documentation and continuous improvement of the quality of placements and matches.
 Lead on recruitment progress reporting within specified country program area(s) and project(s) to ensure optimal placement fill rates.
 Proactively share placement and country specific knowledge with other teams internally.
 Provide regular reporting and analysis to ensure accurate recruitment and financial management.
 Provide guidance and support for the development of in-country programming and effective volunteer management processes.
 Provide support for placement record updating and database maintenance.

Volunteer Caseload Management

 Manage volunteers through the volunteer journey, from pre-assessment through to return from placement and act as the main point of contact to ensure that all standards and requirements are met.
 Work with IVT management to develop and implement “customized” volunteer journeys as needed for special projects and coordinate with relevant stakeholders.

 Screen applications, conduct preliminary phone interviews and reference checks to develop shortlists of up to 3 selected volunteers per placement for offer to country program staff and partners.
 Participate as a Selector/Assessment Day Manager on a regular basis and collaborate with team members around the continuous assessment of volunteers;
 Liaise with the Training Team to ensure that the volunteers’ pre-departure training and learning needs have been met.
 Work with Resource Development team to ensure volunteer fundraising and outreach activities are completed as planned.
 Maintain communication with overseas volunteers and involve IVT management as required to ensure regular communications with Cuso International and to in-country volunteer management.
 As part of organizational monitoring and evaluation conduct debriefings with returned volunteers to ensure that project and placement specific feedback is collected, followed up and used for country program/project and volunteer management improvements.
 Participate in required monitoring and evaluation activities based upon agreed metrics as they are developed and introduced.
 Hold primary responsibility for volunteer record updating and database maintenance.

Volunteer Recruitment and Partnership work

 Work with volunteer recruitment and marketing colleagues to identify and support recruitment marketing and outreach activities for specific job roles and/or identified sectors, specifically marketing research, networking, nurturing recruitment relationships, attendance at career fairs and special events.
 Lead on existing recruitment partnerships and proactively identify and facilitate new recruitment, marketing and other partnership opportunities as required.
 Manage the placement of various types of volunteers (diaspora, corporate, youth, e-volunteers) for partnership programming and new projects and act as a resource in program development and project funding proposal development as required on the basis of regional/country responsibilities.

IVT Systems Support

 Contribute to the development and implementation of Volunteer Management operational policies, procedures and systems.
 Contribute to narrative and other funder reporting requirements as necessary.

General

The International Volunteer Placement Advisor is expected to work effectively as part of the Cuso International staff team, and in particular to:

 To undertake specific additional responsibilities from time-to-time, as may be agreed upon with their Line Manager.
 Provide cover to other staff as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

 University degree or acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience related to job requirements
 At least 3-5 years of work experience in the area of Administration and Volunteer/staff management experience
 Effective communication skills (written & verbal) in English and Spanish
 Good negotiation skills, sound judgement and effective problem solving abilities
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), databases and web research;
 Experience working cross-culturally and/or as part of an international team
 Good time management and priority-setting skills and demonstrated initiative
 Commitment to teamwork
 Willingness to travel as required

Desirable

 Ability to work in French
 Knowledge of Cuso International’s approach to development work
 Experience of working and living in a developing country
 Knowledge or work experience in any of Cuso International’s goal areas

To apply

Please forward:
o A copy of your resume;
o A cover letter.

Your application should be forwarded to hr@cusointernational.org with the competition number: IVPA-2015-11 clearly marked as the subject. Applications should be received no later than April 30, 2015 11:59pm EST.

To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met.