Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisor


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Assignment Type:
Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
Assignment ID:
Assignment Title:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisor
Partners For Good
4 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
Full Time

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about Innovation and Entrepreneurship? Do you have organizational skills to share?

As the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisor with Partners for Good (PFG), you will support the partner organization by analyzing market trends and identifying opportunities to improve operations.

Apply today to have an impact on inclusion, equality, and empowerment in Jordan!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and prepare the necessary materials and presentations for the i2Z platform
  • Collaborate with the project team to complete tasks related to the international affairs section
  • Support day-to-day operations
  • Conduct research and analysis of international markets and trends
  • Provide administrative assistance to the International Affairs Coordinator by scheduling meetings, creating agendas, and taking minutes
  • Complete assigned tasks on schedule and while keeping the International Affairs Coordinator informed of progress
  • 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

  • Minimum two (2) years relevant professional experience in your field of expertise
  • Degree and/or training in a relevant fields with experience in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Proficiency in computer skills (Word, Excel, Google Drive/Docs/Gmail, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills with excellent spelling and grammar
  • Positive attitude and willingness to share knowledge 
  • 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. Proficiency in Arabic is an asset (not required)

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

Partners for Good (PfG) is a Jordanian non-profit organization seeking sustainable and inclusive ways to implement the heritage and methodologies that have been accumulated through successful programmatic interventions over the past 20 years in Jordan. PfG carried out interventions and technical assistance programs throughout Jordan in Economic Development, Community Engagement, Enterprise support, Micro Financing, Women Empowerment, child protection, youth empowerment, good governance, and workforce development. Through diverse and strategic local, regional and international partnerships, Partners for Good works on carrying out different projects throughout Jordan, including Strategic Projects funded from its own resources and donor-funded projects.

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
  • 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
  • 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 and national 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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