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25 Sep 2017

Full-time Cuso International Ongoing Recruitment

Cuso International – Posted by Nigeria Job bucket Staff Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

Job Description

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.

The Job : Entrepreneurship Development Advisor

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Entrepreneurship Development Advisor
International Volunteer
CALABAR Cross River State Nigeria
12 Months | Start Date between Nov 2017 – Jan 2018
Location Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date Nov 2017 – Jan 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

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

Language Scale:

Open to all nationalities outside of Nigeria

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of this placement is to support building the capacity of NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE) staff to carry out entrepreneurship training for its partners. As the Entrepreneurship Development Advisor, you will be playing a key role to advance the objectives of the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) project.

The YouLead project is a 5-year collaborative initiative between Cuso International and implementing partners to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship in natural resource sectors of agriculture, forestry, ecotourism and aquaculture in CRS, Nigeria. The project is aligned with the CRS government’s vision to address high youth unemployment and rural-urban drift of young women and men through the sustainable development of priority natural resources and economic sectors. In support of this vision the project aims to improve the capacity of young women and men to develop businesses and engage in the labour force, and to foster the enabling environment required to create ‘greener jobs in a greener economy’.

The primary objectives of this position are to:
To support NGOCE with organizational development across its members
To support the mentoring activities for NGOCE members practicing entrepreneurship
To support the identification and development of markets for the various value chain products of the YouLead project
Support the review of training manuals produced by NGOCE for further development
As a volunteer, you will:
Carry out an organizational Capacity Assessment Process (CAP) for NGOCE and her members
Support the development of a capacity building plan
Provide support for the development of a mentoring plan for NGOCE
Support the review of training manuals produced by NGOCE for further development
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Business Management or Entrepreneurship
Essential Professional Background:
2 years’ experience in development work
Experience and good working knowledge f market systems development
Leadership and team building training
Self-assurance, Flexibility and adaptability
Commitment to learning

About Our Partner

NGO Coalition for the Environment


NGOCE envision an environment where plants, animals and all other biodiversity’s of life co-exist in such a manner that the presence of one complements the survival of the other.


Our mission is to facilitate the sustainable development of the environment through awareness creation, advocacy and capacity building of members to carry out intervention programs and projects.

Organization Size

NGOCE has three full time staff and 5 Volunteers. The coalition has a membership of 47 CSO and CBO members.

Partnership Objectives

To strengthen the existing partnership between Cuso International and NGOCE on one hand, and between NGOCE and coalition member CBOs Community Based Organizations (CBOs) who are members of NGOCE.
To lay a solid foundation for cooperative development in the various value chains.

Terms and Conditions

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


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.

Residency and Citizenship


The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.


Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.

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Job Categories: Management Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Cuso International, Cuso International jobs, and Entrepreneurship Development Advisor jobs. Salaries: N300,000 - N400,000.


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