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  • Operations Research Advisor at Cuso International

  • Posted on: 18 December, 2016 Deadline: 18 December, 2016
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  • 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.

    Technical Advisor - Electrical/Excitation


    The volunteer's role

    • The "Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme" (ECEWS) seeks to improve education and health in Nigeria.
    • ECEWS runs a Sexual and Reproductive Health intervention project in Cross River State. The project has various components, including the training of health workers in HIV integration and the support of a Youth Health Confidence Center.
    • The Sexual and Reproductive Health intervention project is funded by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).
    • The goal of the project is to reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections among young people and to promote family planning and HIV treatment and care across target states.
    • The project is in line with Cuso International's program focus on Access to Quality Health Services that seeks to improve the capacity of organizations that provide adolescent and youth health information and services.
    • Conduct HIV/AIDS related operational research, including the design of the research approach

    Essential Academic Qualifications


    Relevant education in fields that include political science, international development and health

    Essential Professional Background/Competencies
    - Research experience, preferrably in the area of health, HIV/AIDS
    - Experience designing and implementing research projects
    - Experience using research to inform policy and programming
    - Strong analysis skills
    - Strong report writing skills
    - Experience in program design and implementation

    Important information for candidates
    Tips for working in an online environment are available in our E-volunteering Toolkit found on our website,


    Based on approval, we will provide reimbursement for communications expenses related to your placement, such as Skype minutes, photocopying, and mail. We will reimburse to a maximum amount of $20 per month, with receipts, to a maximum of $100 for the length of the placement. Long-distance telephone call expenses will not be covered.

    Technical requirements and considerations: E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience will be required for this placement.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Cuso International career website on to apply

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