Program and Partnership Development Advisor (On Site International Volunteer Opportunity for Canadians in Malawi)
Volunteer Types: Human rights, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Education, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, International Relief/Development/Peace, Volunteer Centres/Bureaux, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 22, 2023
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Are you interested in program development and developing organizational partnerships? Do you have a passion for supporting youth entrepreneurship? As the Program and Partnership Development Advisor with WUSC Malawi in Lilongwe you will support to identify new partnerships, new programmatic opportunities and strategic approaches to ensure the sustainable growth of the organization and its partners. In this role, you will also enhance the capacity of the organization to respond to future programmatic and strategic opportunities. Apply today and improve opportunities for young people in Malawi!

Roles and Responsibilities
Identify and analyze new program development opportunities within the youth entrepreneurship and gender equality areas where WUSC and partner organization are currently operating
Provide assistance to develop a new program development strategy for the organization and liaise with staff and partners to generate innovative new ideas and opportunities to strengthen existing programs
Support the assessment of potential partnership opportunities and draft a partnership development strategy
Support staff to implement and coordinate program activities with partners in country and other organizations/actors working with youth and women
Assess existing and potential networks through internal consultations and meetings with key stakeholders and other relevant forums working in women empowerment and gender equality
Collaborate with the WUSC team to reduce the environmental footprint of the work associated with the assignment
Use an intersectional lens to ensure the inclusion and participation of young women and marginalized youth, as well as their representation, in all activities related to program and partnership development
Ensure development of at least one program and one partnership focusing on women and girls inclusion and empowerment
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
Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications
Degree in International Development, Business Administration or other related field
Experience in fundraising, grant proposal development and donor relations
Experience in partnership development and donor relationship management
Minimum two (2) years relevant professional experience in your field of expertise
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.

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!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
By volunteering with WUSC, you can use your professional skills to improve opportunities for youth globally. You will see the world from a new angle and gain a greater understanding of global issues. You will be embedded within established initiatives where you can have an impact in creating a better world for all young people. We have many more volunteer opportunities on our website for many other countries such as: Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and the Caribbean! Visit and apply directly on our website!
How will the organization benefit?
As an international volunteer, you will collaborate with a WUSC country program partner, such as a non-governmental organization working in youth economic opportunities, an organization in the public or private sector, or a social enterprise in one of 10 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean to co-create youth-inclusive, gender-responsive and market-relevant initiatives, programs and services. Since our first international volunteers were placed in 1977, WUSC has provided over 10,000 Canadians with high quality, rewarding, and safe volunteer opportunities that have an impact.
Volunteer location:
International Volunteer Opportunity in Lilongwe, Malawi


Paulette Hammell
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This position would be great for: Adults, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Human rights, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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