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Partnership Development Advisor (E-Volunteer)


Organization: Entraide universitaire mondiale du Canada - World University Service of Canada

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Virtual

Deadline: Aug 10, 2021


Roles and Responsibilities
-Assist in developing strategies for identifying partnership opportunities with educational institutions, civil society organizations, enterprises, youth groups, and women groups, among others
-Support relationship management initiatives with current partners and contribute to the establishment of a consistent approach to initiate and maintain relationships with potential partners
-Provide support in developing outreach programs to sensitize youth and other stakeholders to the services and products offered by the organization
-Assist in developing resource mobilization strategies to support youth training programs for educational institutions
-Participate in pre-assignment online 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
-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
-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

Experience and Qualifications
-Degree and/or training in social sciences, business administration, or other relevant fields
-Demonstrated experience in partnership management and customer service
-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 with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
-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
The African Business Center for Developing Education (ABCDE) is a non-governmental organization registered in the UK and Ghana in 2012, working in partnership with industry, academia and governments to improve youth employability through mentorship, internships, scholarships opportunities and related programs organized through secondary and tertiary institutions. ABCDE is a Pan-African organization providing the necessary inputs through mentorships and coaching across schools in Africa to meet the skills demands made by modern-day industries in today’s world of work.

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.


Kendra Stapleton

1 800-267-8699


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Remote - WHF


Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing; Accounting and finance; Administration/Office; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Assignment Context
Are you passionate about building partnerships?

As the Partnership Development Advisor e-volunteer with Africa Business Center for Developing Education (ABCDE), you will support the organization to expand its visibility by developing effective partnerships and networking strategies with international, regional, national and sub-national organizations and stakeholders.

Apply today to make an impact in youth employment opportunities in Ghana!

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); New Canadians