Strategic Planning Officer - Volunteer in Ethiopia (All Nationalities)
Location Harar, Ethiopia
Start Date Sep – Nov 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 5 Months
Language Requirements English
Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.
The Volunteer’s Role
Access to proper nutrition sources is essential to the health of all people in Ethiopia, but improving practices and services is not possible without research and planning!
The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. In Ethiopia, the project will be implemented in East and West Harar Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional State and in Gewane and Argoba Special Woredas of Afar Regional States.
As a Strategic Planning Officer you will work closely with Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Services. You will give support to the Ethiopia GROW team through researching the effectiveness of GROW program outcomes and the outcomes of Social Analysis and Action (SAA). Furthermore, you will advise team members about tools that will enable the sustainability of the project. Your role will be a key part of the project’s intermediate goal of improving proactive nutrition services for women and children in Ethiopia.
Apply to this position and help make a difference in the lives of people living in Ethiopia.
As a volunteer, you will:
Develop Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) phase out strategy and compare CARE’s sustainability strategy with others
Design sustainability plan for demo gardens and develop sustainable input access mechanism
Suggest the roles of multi-sectors in sustaining activities started by GROW
Research outcomes of SAA in GROW programs and identify ways for incorporating other beneficiaries
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Master’s in International Development, MBA, Project Management
Essential Professional Background:
- 5 years of experience working in project design and sustainability.
About Cuso International and Our Partner
Cuso International is a development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships, and compassionate donors. We mobilize hundreds of skilled volunteer professionals every year to work with local partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada to create positive, lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is dedicated to tackling today’s most important development issues.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
CARE works with the poorest communities in 95 countries to:
- Improve basic health and education
- Enhance rural livelihoods and food security
- Increase access to clean water and sanitation
- Expand economic opportunity
- Help vulnerable people adapt to climate change
- Provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies
CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
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.
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
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation (more details below)
Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months