Fundraising Advisor (E-Volunteer)


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Fundraising Advisor (E-Volunteer)
Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
4 months
Time Commitment:
10-15 hours per week (Flexible)
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Assignment Context

Are you passionate about improving livelihoods and increasing opportunities for youth? Do you have fundraising skills to share? As the Fundraising Advisor e-volunteer, you will work with the Uganda Youth Network to diversify their funding and partnership opportunities as we enter a new global context.

Apply today to have an impact on young people’s lives in Uganda.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support in researching new grants and funding opportunities through donor websites, newspaper postings and linkages to relevant calls for proposals;
  • Assist in developing a partnership and fundraising strategy in line with the organization’s 10 – year’s strategic plan;
  • Provide technical support in developing high quality and innovative proposals during the designing of new projects and redesigning of existing ones;
  • Support in identifying global strategic partners to strengthen funding applications;
  • Build capacity of UYONET around understanding donor emerging priorities in the current global funding context;
  • Play a key role in developing a fundraising roadmap;
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training;
  • Undertake public engagement and fundraising activities before, during, and after their volunteer assignment. You will be equipped with tools, training, and support to achieve these goals;
  • Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits;
  • Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and country office using WUSC volunteer work plan template;
  • Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the partner organization and WUSC.
  • 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

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in business administration, communications, fundraising or a related field;
  • Experience in fundraising, grant proposal development, donor relations and mapping;
  • Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group;
  • Comfortable using online working platforms;
  • Access to a reliable internet connection;
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering;
  • Experience in capacity building, research and writing skills;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Written and oral fluency in English;
  • Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset.

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

Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a leading national youth organization that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in Uganda and East Africa. Since its formation, UYONET has worked to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people in Uganda. UYONET has contributed greatly in youth empowerment through creating platforms and infrastructure with which youth can debate critical issues, build their capacity, carry out lobbying and advocacy, and generate policy change. With a membership of over 47 youth organizations, UYONET is now at the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda Youth Network was implementing the 10-year strategic plan designed to build a stronger youth movement. As part of efforts to realize this aspiration, UYONET is committed to increasing the technical, organizational and advocacy capacities of local youth organizations through training, mentorship and professional development opportunities. Inorder to accomplish this, UYONET is seeking support in expanding its funding base so as to meet the needs of the young people we serve. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, it seems donor priorities are likely to change during and after the pandemic thus the need to rethink the fundraising direction.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to assignment and from the WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Re-assignment training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for e-volunteering in an intercultural context and meet other e-volunteers
  • Country orientation to better understand the cultural context of the country
  • E-volunteers who contribute a minimum of 21 hours per week are eligible to receive an allowance of $35 CAD per day, up to a maximum of $700 CAD per month. This allowance is taxable income.
  • 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.


Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada and through the support of Canadians and other expatriates currently residing in Ghana, Uganda, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

If you are currently residing in one of these countries and hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status – or hold citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia – apply today to one of our international volunteer postings or to the general application form! Please specify your current country of residence in your application.

As an e-volunteer, you can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

International Departures – On Hold

If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until September 2021. This date is subject to change. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

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