Resource Mobilization Specialist (Canadians Only)



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Roxas City
Western Visayas


City Roxas City, Philippines

Start Date Jul - Sep 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale:

Please submit an English Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer's Role


Through this placement, you will be directly contributing to and supporting Cuso International Philippines in the implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptability through Volunteer Organizations (BRAVO) Project, a 30-months Innovation Fund project within the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program, in partnership with Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) and Philippine Red Cross (PRC). The goal of BRAVO Project is to support PRC in developing and testing innovative solutions in addressing volunteer retention issues and strengthening its volunteer management systems.  

You will work directly with Cuso International, Canadian Red Cross and Philippine Red Cross staff in Manila and also in the Philippine Red Cross chapters in the provinces of Capiz, Antique and Aklan (Ca-AnAk), Panay Island in Western Visayas to support the capacity strengthening of the three chapters in the area of resources generation within their respective provinces, to sell its work externally to partners, donors to raise funds and to assist develop a long-term fundraising strategy to support the Red Cross 143 Volunteer Program and other services. You will work with them to identify stakeholders from the public, business and other private sector actors and to establish procedures, guidelines and strategy for engaging them.


As a volunteer, you will:

- Review and familiarize self with BRAVO project documents, PRC volunteer 143 program, meeting with PRC/CRC teams in Manila and in 3 chapters in Antique, Aklan and Capiz, etc.

- Work with each chapter staff in Capiz, Antique and Aklan to observe and assess current fund generation activities, strategies and outcomes and to suggest improvements, steps and opportunities for improving their fund generation strategies

- To assist the 3 chapters in fundraising, organizing campaigns, partnership development and other similar activities within the province

- Work with each chapter staff to develop a long-term strategy how to raise funds and resources locally for its RC-143 program

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- A university degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum of 3 years' experience in fundraising and resource development

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Understanding of participatory approaches and training skills


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

Fee Required


  • Stipend Provided
  • Housing Available