Resource Mobilization Advisor

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Resource Mobilization Advisor
The Coalition for the Empowerment of Women and Girls (CEWAG)
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about economic and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world?

As the Resource Mobilization Advisor with the Coalition for the Empowerment of Women and Girls , you will support in developing a resource mobilization strategy to secure funds from national, regional and international sources, and provide guidance on diversifying the funding sources for the organization. In this role, you will also provide support to organization staff in using online and digital platforms for resource mobilization and remote working.

Apply today and support the empowerment of youth in Malawi!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the organization to identify institutional and programmatic resource gaps, and support in identifying new opportunities for programming to benefit youth and women
  • Identify resource mobilization opportunities and provide guidance on establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with donors using online tools
  • Support in developing an online resource mobilization plan with specific time frames
  • Support in developing tools for monitoring and evaluation to accompany the resource mobilization strategy
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment
  • Set up a personalized volunteer fundraising page on the WUSC fundraising platform and share it in your networks. Volunteers will be supported with the tools, training and support to achieve the fundraising goal
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in business development, international development, communications, or other relevant field
  • Experience with resource mobilization and fundraising, especially through digital tools in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience with writing reports, publications and program proposals
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women’s organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

CEWAG is a local NGO founded in 2017 aiming to ensure that women and girls are able to enjoy their rights and participate fully in public affairs. CEWAG provides training to empower girls and young women with skills, and conducts community campaigns to raise awareness and change perspectives and beliefs that are harmful to girls and young women. The organisation also engages traditional leaders as agents for change, through lobbying and advocacy efforts to promote the rights of women, young women and girls. CEWAG works with the most vulnerable households and communities in rural Malawi to tackle issues of social exclusion, promote active involvement of women and girls in development through interventions in gender-based violence and HIV and AIDS. For example, in a project to address issues around gender-based violence, sexual harassment, sexual reproductive health and rights, and use education as a tool for empowerment, CEWAG implemented a 6-month mentorship program that empowered the girls with life-skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and career guidance. In another project, they teamed up with Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) to improve the health and nutrition outcomes of women living with HIV and children living with and/or affected by HIV by implementing activities such as Training of mentor mothers; Training of community volunteers; training of male champions; Food preparation, preservation and utilization; herbal gardening training and monthly monitoring visits to the catchment area.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • Support for accompanying spouse and dependents for assignments of 12 months or longer
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the  WUSC Code of Conduct  and the Self-Disclosure Form. International volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the  Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge  on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the  full pledge .

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