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Organizational Development Advisor (Volunteer) - Cuso International - Jamaica

11 Feb 2019 8:04 PM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

Organizational Development Advisor (Volunteer) - Cuso International - Jamaica

City  Jamaica

Start Date Apr - Jun 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 11 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

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You will support the Junior Achievement team in strengthening their systems, policies and procedures. This relates to HR policies, strategic planning and overall staff engagement. As a volunteer, your work will help create these systems and procedures through reviews, new documentation and practices.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Assess the current state of the internal operational systems including  HR policies and procedures and staff’s capability in executing such functions.

- Update operations manual, job descriptions and additional HR documents.

- Outline a detailed plan of action to help facilitate the strengthening of internal operations.

- Train staff in operational policies and procedures.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- BA/BS in organizational management, NGO management or related field

Essential Professional Background:

-Demonstrated problem-solving skills and independent judgment 

-Commitment to and understanding of youth development 

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Experience in strategic planning 

-Experience developing organizational plans

-Experience conducting training 

About Our Partner

Junior Achievement Jamaica

Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) is a non-profit, non-government organization (NGO). Since 2008, JAJ has been operating in Jamaica, executing programs designed to build the economic success of youth ages five (5) through twenty-four (24). Such programs are based on decades of research, implementation and reviews by our parent organization, Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW) that has operations in more than 120 countries.

Junior Achievement Jamaica is a locally registered non-profit organization and is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. This is achieved by delivering work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurial education programs, customarily suited for persons ages 5 to 24. While most of our program delivery is executed in schools, we also work with out of school and special needs young adults. Junior Achievement programs are taught island-wide by trained volunteers and teachers.

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

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 (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- 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


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.


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. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.

Please refer to online posting for additional details about residency and citizenship requirements

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