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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.



Requirements needed for the Partnership Development Advisor opportunity:

Other helpful education and experience backgrounds would include:

The Benefits of Volunteering with Cuso International:

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 and click on the 'Volunteer' tab, then the 'Current Placements' to apply directly.