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Program And Business Development Advisor

6 Month | Start Date between Jun - Aug 2017

Nigeria 1


Location Ikom, Nigeria

Start Date Jun - Aug 2017(flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

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

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


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


Greater Hands Foundation is in need of a volunteer who will build the capacity of the team to identify, cultivate, secure and steward donors. This objective will be used to continue the foundsations’s vital work to strive towards Sustainable Development, Health and economic Empowerment.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Conduct a stewardship audit to identify past challenges to renewing institutional and individual donors.

- Assist Greater Hands Foundation staff in developing a case for support for each core program.

- Identify and build relationships with foundations, multi-laterals and private donors who have not previously supported the work of Greater Hands Foundation.

- Work collaboratively with the Greater Hands Foundation team to write and submit funding proposals.

- Conduct an in-depth capacity assessment (CAP) of Greater Hands Foundation for Cuso International

Essential Academic Qualifications:

A university degree in public relations, communication, marketing or related social science field

Essential Professional Background:

At least 3 years related work experience in non-governmental organizations, development agencies, hospitals, community based organization’s in fundraising, business development and/or program development.


About Our Partner


Greater Hands Foundation

Greater Hands Foundation is a non for profit organization built strongly on faith that works with a diversity of stakeholders and communities with a vision to generate Love, Understanding and Hope amongst the handicapped to promote Virtues that will bring Joy and Happiness to the less privileged individuals within our communities.

Our mission is to apply strategic approaches to achieve Sustainable Economic Empowerment, Sound Environment, Gender Equality, Health, Good Governance, Accountability, Peace and corporate leadership through Capacity Building, Advocacy and Organized Strategic Development programs.

Greater Hands Foundation is based in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State and is currently in a partnership with Cuso International to deliver on the Access to Quality Health Services project with a projected reach of over 5,000 women and youths.

To learn more about our organization, please visit:


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.