Organizational Development Advisor

Organizational Development Advisor
Cuso International, Jamaica

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 27, 2024
Last Date
Mar 16, 2024

Job Description

This Volunteer Placement is Located in: Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date: June 2024

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

An exciting volunteer opportunity awaits you! Use your Organizational Development and Strategic Planning skills to boost the potential of the National Conversation Trust Funds across the Caribbean region.

A major emphasis will be dedicated to fortifying their transition planning, empowering them to effectively maneuver and oversee changes in organization, leadership, and funding priorities. By investing in the capacity-building of the partner, you can inspire them to cultivate sustainability and resilience, enabling them to flourish even in the ever-evolving landscape of conservation and environmental governance.

The Caribbean Organizations for Resilient Environments (CORE) project serves to build the capacity of National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) operating in eight countries (Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname) to implement local, nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation with a gender-responsive lens.

Apply today and join us in making a profound difference!

As a volunteer, you will:

Support the development of strategic directions and priorities through researching and consulting with staff and members to develop a 5 Year Strategic Plan by:

  • Conducting an organizational assessment
  • Identifying key stakeholders for consultation on the Strategic Plan
  • Establishing a work plan for the strategic planning process

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in organizational development, strategic planning, international development, human rights, gender studies, social work, law, public policy, or a related field

Essential Background:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in organizational change, change management or strategic planning - it would be advantageous if you have previous experience in a role connected to promoting gender equality, diversity and/or advancing women's development.
  • Experience in providing training and facilitating sessions
  • Experience with government agencies and working with senior management is favoured

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE)

The Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE) project is designed to be a game changer in both ensuring on-the-ground activities to ensure positive impacts in tackling biodiversity loss and climate change effects while also mainstreaming inclusive gender-responsive approaches in the Caribbean.

Partner - National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica

The goal of the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica is to advance the conservation, protection, management, and expansion of Jamaica's National Protected Areas System, encompassing both environmental conservation and the preservation of Jamaica's cultural assets and heritage.


Terms and Conditions

Cuso International's 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 (eg. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
  • On-the-ground support through our Cuso International's Country Program Office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional

Job Specification

Job Rewards and Benefits

Cuso International

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