VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ADVISOR - MALAWI
Program Management Advisor - Malawi
12 Months | Start Date between Jan - Mar 2018
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Start Date: Jan - Mar 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
The Volunteer’s Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a public policy professional to contribute to a new regional nutrition project led by CARE Canada. The Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) will improve the nutrition of women of reproductive age and reduce stunting of growth for children under five years old in Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
In partnership with CARE Canada, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Developtment (ICAD) is implementing a capacity-building initiative that will involve twinning partnerships between organizations in Canada and Organizations in Malawi and Zambia that will build the capacity of community -based organizations to address the links between HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), nutrition and gender.
As a program Management Advisor you will support the implementation of capacity development projects in Malawi. Your role as Program Management Advisor is to provide ongling organizational and programmatic technical support to the 3-4 twinning partners and projects in Malawi. You are also expected to support the organizations in their project management and delivery.
For more information about the SANI capacity building through twinnin initiative, please visit: http://www.icad-cisd.com/our-work/projects/southern-african-nutrition-initiative-sani-project/
As a volunteer, you will:
- Provide ongoing program management support to 3-4 organizations in Malawi (organizations to be confirmed in Fall 2017)
- Support the organizations in meeting program requirements such as monitoring and evaluation, financial and narrative donor reporting
- Support communication between Malawian and Canadian twinning partners
- Assist in the implementation of project activities as needed (e.g. rolling out of training programs)
- Support collaborations among Malawian partners and with broader SANI initiative as necessary
- Support communication between Malawian and Canadian Partners
- Support the delivery of public engagement activities (e.g. writing blogs, delivering presentations)
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Degree in International Development, Community Development, Public Health, Program Evaluation, or in a related field
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience in project management and/or ogranizational development
About Our Partner - CARE
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
CARE works with the poorest communities in 95 countries to:
• Improve basic health and education
• Enhance rural livelihoods and food security
• Increase access to clean water and sanitation
• Expand economic opportunity
• Help vulnerable people adapt to climate change
• Provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies
CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
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.
- 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, (Return
Flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- 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 an
all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
• Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements
allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
• Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.
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