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Partnership Development Advisor
The Importance of the Role:
Cuso’s partner in Ethiopia, the Benishangul Gumuz Regional Health Bureau, seek to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability as well as to improve the health status of the regional society by providing a comprehensive package of preventative, rehabilitative, and basic curative health services via a decentralized and democratized health system in collaboration with all stakeholders.
The Objective of the Role:
The purpose of this placement is to create and strengthen partnerships among relevant stakeholders who contribute (or could be contributing) to implementing the regional government health sector plans. The RHB wishes to harmonize activities of health sector stakeholders in the region in order to maximise the use of resources more efficiently.
Additionally, the Advisor will help build the capacity of the RHB team in resource mobilisation techniques including proposal development and fundraising strategizing.
- Review and revise existing partnership mapping system and partnership development frameworks
- Assist in setting up database for partners working in BSG Health Sector
- Assist in identifying potential partners within BSG and outside the region and develop a plan to establish a partnership forum inclusive of all relevant stakeholders
- Build professional capabilities of the team M & E, partnership development, communication, event organizations, needs assessments, proposal development, etc.
- Assist the various departments in developing resource mobilization plans and systematically developing & compiling proposals
Requirements needed for the Partnership Development Advisor opportunity:
- Degree in public health or a related field
- Experience in fundraising, partnership development, working with different actors to assess needs, create consensus for collective action
- Project Management and organizational skills
- Strong oral and written communication skill and interpersonal skills to be able interact well with diverse members of the health stakeholder community (NGOs, CBOs, private sector, as well as government officials and health professionals)
Other helpful education and experience backgrounds would include:
- Master’s in a related field
- Experience with community outreach
- Experience working in remote regions in Canada, in primary health care management and administrations
The Benefits of Volunteering with Cuso International:
- Cuso International will help you with and provide you with the following for your placement…
- Return airfare and visa/permit costs
- Accommodation while overseas
- A modest living allowance during your placement
- Modest support for an accompanying partner and dependants who accompany you for placements of twelve (12) months or more
- Any costs related to required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program during your placement period and upon your return home
- Your travel and accommodation costs for Cuso International’s re-integration weekend
About Cuso International:
Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. They envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society. They believe in the power of people, value diversity and take responsibility for their actions and proactively demonstrate that they work with and on behalf of others. Cuso International works in developing countries across the world and currently has programs in eighteen countries
Other Important Information:
Only open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information about the role and the partner organization, please visit Cuso International’s “Current Placements” job board and view the individual posting for this role, or click on the URL included in this posting if present.
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.
Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.
If You Are Interested, We Want To Hear From You:
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.cusointernational.org and click on the 'Volunteer' tab, then the 'Current Placements' to apply directly.