VOLUNTEER POSITION

Integrated Programming Advisor

OVERVIEW

Position: Integrated Programming Advisor

Location: Swaziland 

Partner: boMake Rural Projects, SWIFT, FLAS, Gone Rural and SWAGAA

Starting: April 2018

Duration: 12 to 18 months

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BACKGROUND


Crossroads International is an international development organization that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.

Mandate historical context:

 

Integrated Programming Advisor: A Crossroads partners’ general meeting of Crossroads (CI) Swazi partners including FLAS, SWIFT, Gone Rural, Gone Rural BoMake and SWAGAA took place for the first time on Wednesday July 7, 2016 at Summerfield in Manzini.   The general objective of the Crossroads Swazi partners’ general meeting was to explore ideas and searching ways on how to have a greater and sustainable impact in communities where different partners work by combining and sharing resources through a holistic learning and empowerment experiences, holistic programming and holistic services delivery. During that meeting, CI Swazi partners imagined a plausible draft of a Holistic Learning/Empowerment Experience in which all partners will move from a designated location to another to provide a compelling 1 day/location program including legal & counselling support (SWAGAA), reproductive and sexual health support (FLAS), women economic empowerment skills (GR BOMAKE & SWIFT) The partners view the coming together as a positive and unique opportunity for the organizations involved to work together and shape and own an integrated model of programming.  Crossroads partners have agreed to start working together as a Consortium right away through ad-hoc interventions while putting together elements and strategies for a strong proposal to secure funding for an integrated/holistic program resulting in greater impact on communities where partners work and ultimately across Swaziland.   A second meeting took place on Monday January 6, 2017 with the intent to move forward with the project’s execution and the need for a volunteer solely dedicated for its facilitation and implementation was identified as a priority. The overall objective of the integrated program of CI partners Consortium is to improve the quality of life of Swazi women, girls and youth and ultimately their communities in a holistic fashion through an integrated service delivery by FLAS, SWIFT, Gone Rural, BoMake Rural and SWAGAA on women’s rights, sexual rights and health and economic empowerment.   The volunteer for this mandate will liaise, organise, coordinate the activities of the consortium of CI Swazi  partners and design a sustainable programming aiming at achieving this objective.

 

POSITION DETAILS


Main responsibilities include: 


Integrated Programming advisor:
 

  • Liaise amongst the 5 Swazi CI Consortium members: FLAS, SWIFT, Gone Rural, BoMake Rural and SWAGAA.
  • Organize the necessary calendar for and meetings amongst the Consortium members.
  • Establish the CI Swazi Consortium members’ respective activities, programming mapping and number of beneficiaries. 
  • Identification of existing comparative advantage of and interdependence amongst the Consortium members. 
  • Design of the integrated service delivery model including FLAS, SWIFT, Gone Rural, Rural BoMake and SWAGAA.
  • Increase the visibility of the Consortium and its programming through the development of traditional and on-line communications plans and tools and products (newsletter, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter account, etc.) and train the Consortium partners on these.
  • Development of referral mechanisms amongst the Consortium members.
  • Develop a proposal to secure necessary resources for the implementation of the Consortium programming.
  • Draft the adequate working MOU on the CI Swazi partners’ Consortium model.
  • Creation of a success stories database.

 

Qualification criteria for selection include: 

  • Education related to community development, program development and/or management.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience related to community development, integrated programming or program development and management
  • Graphics skills are an asset
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Readiness to deal with change
  • Ability and willingness to work in rural areas and willingness to work in a non-Canadian socio-cultural and professional settings. 
  • Strong team player yet able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • In-country experience an asset
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Effective and proven writing skills
  • Strong presentation and oral communication skills;
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft applications and internet research

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Must be 19 years and older
  • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads' experience includes the following:

  • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)
  • Plane ticket and local transport
  • Medical insurance and vaccinations
  • Pre-departure training and re-orientation upon return

 

APPLICATION


To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads' online application form. Please contact our Program officer - Volunteering if you have any questions:  simidele@cintl.org  

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


           
 

Crossroads International gratefully acknowledges the support of: