Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. We envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society. We believe in the power of people, value diversity and take responsibility for our actions and proactively demonstrate that we work with and on behalf of others. Cuso International works in developing countries across the world. We currently have programs in eighteen countries.
Budget Transparency and Accountability Initiative Nigeria is a network of over 40 civil society organizations established in 2003 to encourage accountable public sector budgeting through monitoring, analysis and advocacy. The network is composed of formal organizations and civil society organizations at the local level.
The organization’s major strength is working with groups and professionals in the areas of health, legislative advocacy and policy analysis.
Budget Transparency and Accountability Initiative Nigeria (BTAN) provides communities and groups with information that they can use to advocate for transparency and accountability in the delivery of essential public services that empower and protect vulnerable groups.
The volunteer will support BTAN to build the capacity of its team to identify, cultivate and to secure funders and donors.
The volunteer will:
Essential Academic Qualifications
Essential Professional Background/Competencies
Desirable Academic Qualifications
Important information for candidates
Cuso International covers the following costs:
- Return airfare and visa/permit costs
- Accommodation while overseas
- Modest living allowance while overseas
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
- The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
Fundraising: 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.
E-volunteering: 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.
Interested and qualified? Go to Cuso International career website on cusoconnect.cusointernational.org to apply