Volunteer Opportunities

Position - RESOURCE MOBILIZATION ADVISOR

VCP

Field of Work (sector): Accounting finance and fundraising, Communication and marketing
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Duration: 12 Months
Language: English
Deadline: August 31, 2021

***IMPORTANT ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA:

Be living currently in Uganda and meet one of the following criteria:

  • a) Be a citizen of an African country other than the country where volunteer mandate will take place (for example a Kenyan living in Uganda could apply for a volunteer mandate in Uganda) OR:
  • b) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

 

Crossroads International is a leading Canadian international cooperation organization, advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa where women and girls face great adversity: unequal access to resources and economic opportunities, gender-based violence and limited participation in political and public life. Crossroads International works in partnership with local organizations in 9 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, to draw on the skills, expertise and resources, from the North and the South, required to enable people, particularly women and girls, to overcome poverty and defend their rights.

Crossroads is a registered charity supported by government and non-government funders, and many individual donors around the world.

OUR VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

 Project description and context:

Crossroads International’s 2020-2027 Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) entitled Championing Gender Equality Together, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), will engage Canadian women and men, Canadian stakeholders, Crossroads staff and volunteers, local partner organizations and women and men in sub-Saharan Africa to become Gender Equality Champions. Collectively these Gender Equality Champions constitute a global community of strong change agents and advocates for the advancement of gender equality both in Canada and overseas.

The Project aims to reduce gender inequalities and alleviate poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and economic opportunities, and barriers in exercising strategic forms of choice, voice, and influence, which are the culmination of unequal and discriminatory power relations entrenched in society.  Crossroads will address the root causes of gender-based inequalities and discrimination through a multidimensional holistic approach in the VCP that will, 1) promote women’s rights; 2) advance access to justice and the reduction of gender-based violence (GBV), 3) promote equal representation of women and men, and 4) target inequalities that limit women’s ability to participate in and benefit from economic activities. Crossroads applies a rights-based approach to programming, which extends to promoting, protecting, and defending women’s rights, including strengthening the capacity of women’s rights organizations to participate in and influence policy formulation and hold accountable those who have a duty to act.

Partner Description

ACFODE is a national women’s organization whose vision is a just society where gender equality is a reality and with a mission to empower women and girls and to influence policies and legislation for gender equality in Uganda. ACFODE depends on donors for most of its activities and yet there is a lot of competition and with advocacy sometimes the resources are not easily accessible. Secondly ACFODE has undeveloped assets (particularly land) in a strategic area effort to have it developed into a women’s center have not yielded any results.

For the last three decades since inception, ACFODE has been advocating for gender equality though several interventions including challenging social and gender norms that perpetuate gender inequalities including GBV, Violence against women and girls, leadership development, economic empowerment of women and youth empowerment.

Main responsibilities

  1. Develop assets that support ACFODE goal of self-sustenance. ACFODE aims to provide services to other women rights organizations (WROs) at subsidized rates hence contributing to women’s rights and women’s leadership.
  2. Increase organizational financial resources.
  3. Strengthen capacity of ACFODE staff in resource mobilization and fundraising.
  4. Build capacity to implement more inclusive and innovative initiatives on resource mobilization and fundraising
  5. Identification of Public – Private partnerships for ACFODE self sustenance.
  6. Support the development of a Business plan of ACFODE Land and property for sustainability

Qualification criteria for selection include:

  • A Degree in Development studies, Economics, Political Economy, Social Sciences, Gender and Women’s Rights, Communications, Social Marketing, or any other related field. Masters in any of the mentioned field will be of added advantage.
  • 5 years experience in a resource mobilization/marketing role
  • Experience in writing material for partnerships/resource mobilization, including policies, project proposals and promotional material
  • Experience in resource mobilization for a development organization
  • Business Administration
  • Project planning and management
  • Mobilization of resources and funds
  • Development and management of investment plans
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Private- Public partnership management
  • Ability to produce timely, analytical, and concise reports
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender mainstreaming
  • Proven knowledge of Result Based program planning and management
  • Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets, and activities in ORG programs
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitation techniques and participatory approaches
  • Knowledge and experience of programs in advancing women’s equality and economic autonomy.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in international cooperation, preferably in a non-profit environmental at the local level is an asset.
  • Excellent ability to work autonomously and willingness to take initiative.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with a team, in person and from a distance.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to support volunteers, including mentorship and counselling.
  • Exceptional intercultural competencies and attitudes, including patience and respect for local expertise and work culture and intercultural communication.
  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living.

Eligibility criteria:

  • ***IMPORTANT: Be living currently in Uganda and meet one of the following criteria:
    • a) Be a citizen of an African country other than the country where volunteer mandate will take place (for example a Kenyan living in Uganda could apply for a volunteer mandate in Uganda) OR:
    • b) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Share the commitment of preventing and addressing sexual misconduct
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads’ experience includes the following:

  • Monthly living living allowance of approximately 1560 $CAD
  • Medical insurance and vaccinations
  • Pre-assignment online training.

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls.

 JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

APPLICATION

To apply for this position, please send motivation letter and resume to volunteer@cintl.org 

Please mention position you are applying for and the country in the subject line. 

Please contact our volunteer mobilization team if you have any question: volunteer@cintl.org

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.