Social Enterprise Advisor - Volunteer in Jamaica

Social Enterprise Advisor - Volunteer in Jamaica
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Cuso International
  • Professional Services
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Families (adults with children)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Hamilton Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
  • Alberta - Calgary Area
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
  • Quebec - Montreal
  • Alberta
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario

Location Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date May – Jul 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role

Are you passionate about supporting local community NGOs make lasting change in their communities?

As an Enterprise Advisor, you will support Women's Resource Outreach Centre in building a resilient social enterprise to generate income for community members and its training programs. Women's Resource & Outreach Centre (WROC) provides life skills training and educational programs to inner city youth with the goal of economic empowerment. They have been offering services to community members for over 20 years and are committed to gender equality and women's empowerment. Overall, you will support WROC to develop their social enterprise to make them more sustainable in their offerings to their communities.

Apply now and support a community NGO make lasting change and improve the livelihoods of inner-city community members.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the development of the framework for the social enterprise by: Reviewing the strategic plan and attend meetings with board members; Observe local legislation that relates to social business development; Review governance and operations structure of local social enterprises in Jamaica

-Support the development and execution of WROC through: Idea generation, Opportunity recognition, Concept development; Identify and access local, regional and international resources that may be used towards the development and execution of WROC’s SE; Co implement and co-manage WROC’s Pilot SE

- Assist in the development of the monitoring and evaluation framework for the social enterprise by: Establishing Tracer Systems, Generating Social Rate of Return on Investments, Generate Rate of Return on Investments ; Measure effectiveness of Creating Social Value

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Business Development

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience in working with groups, preferably community-based groups

-Excellent communication, oral and writing skills

-Knowledge skill and experience in human rights-based methodology and gender sensitivity

-Experience working in organizational development/planning

-Experience in developing business plans and managing social enterprises



Support Package

- 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

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


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