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Curriculum Development And Training Specialist

12 Month | Start Date between Jul - Sep 2017



Location Metro Manila, Philippines

Start Date Jul - Sep  2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


The Curriculum Development and Training Specialist will build capacity of the Trias Philippines - Southeast Asia office to develop training modules and instructional materials on different aspects of enterprise and organizational development and help disseminate the training, its best practices to other Trias teams and outside organizations to use its methodologies.

The Curriculum Development and Training Specialist will also train and assist Trias’ Philippines partner membership-based organizations (MBOs) composed of family farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs to build their capacity on development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of their training programs for member enterprises and social organizations. The MBOs members include men, women and youth entrepreneurs, but some are federations of cooperatives and farmers’/entrepreneurs’ organizations.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Development of Leadership Trajectory (LEATRA) virtual Training Of Trainers training materials/instructional videos

- Coordination of translation of LEATRA training materials in Tagalog with university/professional translator

- Development of LEATRA promotional videos in close collaboration with technical video editor

- Capacity building of MBOs on training modules development, and training delivery and evaluation

Essential Academic Qualifications:

University Degree in Communications, Social Science, or Education

Essential Professional Background:

- At least 3-5 years of experience in adult education, development and implementation of adult learning programs, training of trainers etc.

- At least 3-5 years of experience in development of promotional materials, documentation of best practices, proposal writing, donor relation development,

- Experience in e-learning programming

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Understanding of participatory approaches to development.


About Our Partner


Trias Southeast Asia

Trias is an international development organization (INGO) that works to increase livelihood security, wellbeing and connectedness of Small-Scale Entrepreneurs and Family Farmers through Organization Development and Capacity Building of their Member-Based Organizations (MBOs). Overall, Trias works in 15 countries with over 100 partner organizations MBOs to strengthen them as relevant, inclusive and sustainable organization that promote inclusive growth in favor of the Small-Scale Entrepreneurs and Family Farmers. In the Philippines, Trias currently implements its Program 2014-2016 “Creating Movement Through Movements” in partnership with ten (10) partners, in metropolitan Manila, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte. The new Program 2017-2021 continues and expands the scope of the program and includes the province of Sorsogon with overall nine (9) partners.


Terms and Conditions


Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation



We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.


Residency and Citizenship  



The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.



Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

You  must  check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:

  • Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
  • Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.