Resource Mobilization Advisor

Uganda

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Assignment ID:
VA-105384
Assignment Title:
Resource Mobilization Advisor
Partner:
Community Development Centre (CDC)
Country:
Uganda
Duration:
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 Community Development Center (CDC) in Uganda, you will provide support in reviewing the existing resource mobilization strategies. In this role, you will strengthen organizational proposal writing, contribute to donor mapping databases, develop resource mobilization communication materials, and support the development of relevant thematic partnerships. 

Apply today to make a positive impact in Uganda!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the review of current resource mobilization strategies, and lead on developing a robust resource mobilization plan for the organization
  • Review partners’ donor database, and provide advice on donor targeting and partnership development
  • Review past proposals and feedback from donors, identify capacity gaps and make recommendations
  • Capacity building on donor funding trend analysis in Uganda, resource mobilization and proposal writing
  • Support partnership management and resource mobilization tracking mechanisms
  • Provide guidance on the establishment of formal partnerships with the public and private sectors
  • Support staff in developing effective communication skills and partner relationship management skills
  • Support the organization to document and develop tools for impact assessment, develop success stories and cases studies 
  • Participate in pre-assignment 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 formal training in international development, business administration, social science, or other related field
  • Experience working with a membership organization, international non-profit program, or partnership development
  • Experience in resource mobilization, partnership building, proposal writing and donor mapping
  • Knowledge of donors trends in African countries
  • Ability to do research, analyze information and draw insights
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset 
  • Experience living and working internationally 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

Community Development Centre (CDC) is a Refugee led community concern, youth-led non-governmental organization operating in Arua District, West Nile region of Uganda seeking to “Build Strong & Resilient Communities”. Founded with a civic endeavor to advocate for needs of indigenous communities and establish platforms for community development, the organization seeks to promote cultural, social and sustainable human development; building community links and working to address the poor economic status, health and high rates of unemployment that has resulted from illiteracy and marginalization of communities through supporting community development initiatives, awareness and empowerment programs. CDC currently implements a large share of its programs in the Refugee hosting camps dedicated to helping the vulnerable, under-resourced, under-represented, conflict-affected and displaced communities, with our impact focused in the Ugandan refugee camps. CDC has led peace-building and psychological support programs like training of community structures, empowering women leaders and providing counselling sessions for trauma survivors.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation are covered during in-person pre-departure
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Airfare to and from country of assignment
  • Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
  • Health insurance
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Return debriefing after completion of assignment
  • 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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