Program Administration 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:
Program Administration Advisor
East and West center for sustainable development (WE center)
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
Full Time

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about implementing international development initiatives? Do you have administrative skills to share?

As the Program Administration Advisor with East and West center for sustainable development (WE center) , you will provide day-to-day administrative and logistical support to the WE center team. You will also assist the team with enhancing the center's visibility through social media.

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

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the WE center team
  • Assist with enriching the center's social media content and help with content management  
  • Support with enhancing the visibility and communication tools of WE center 
  •  Carry out other tasks related to social media, logistics, and administration as needed
  • 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 with relevant experience in business/ program administration and logistics
  • 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

WE Center” has structured its activities based on 5 focal areas of interest:1) Gender: The Center conducts studies and periodical reports, and works to raise awareness on gender, as well as promoting gender equality.2) Human resources development and advocacy campaigns: The Center provides institutions and individuals with capacity building skills through training, including leadership, management, and basic life skills, as a mean to developing human resources. The Center’s advocacy campaigns organize and prepare creative strategic plans for issues of development.3) Dialogue and international peace: The Center promotes, calls for, and encourages dialogue, and cultural and human diversity.4) Human security: The Center concentrates on monitoring and observing human security violations and gaps in Jordan. Then moves to establish projects and creative initiatives to correct violations and fill up gaps in the areas of economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political security.5) Volunteerism: The Center focuses on supporting youth volunteers and provides them with full independence in order to carry out voluntary works in their communities. The Center also advocates the institutionalization of voluntary work in civil society organizations.

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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