Enterprise Development Advisor - Volunteer in Jamaica - Cuso International

Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Consultant / Advisor


Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement


Hours Per Week




Population Served


Number of Positions


Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Position Description

Location Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date Jun - Août 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

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

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only


The Volunteer’s Role


Cuso International Jamaica Office is seeking an Enterprise Development Advisor to support the growth of the Rose Town Foundation and the Joy Town Foundation which are based in inner-city communities in Jamaica and to contribute towards implementation of community programming related to entrepreneur development and sustainable farming. As the Enterprise Development Advisor, you will support both the Rose Town and Joy Town Foundations in developing a sustainable business model for its community enterprises, which will in the long run be an income generating project and reducing high levels of unemployment and poverty in these poor and marginalized communities.


As a volunteer, you will:

-Establish Management support for all enterprises

-Provide skills training relevant to each enterprise for community members

-Support in ensuring quality control, marketing and sales/promotion mechanisms for all enterprises

-Develop 2-year business plan for each enterprise, culminating in sustainable operations

-Conduct feasibility study for Joy Town Foundation and implement operational mechanisms as mentioned above

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree or Diploma in Business Management, Commerce or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience working with inner-city community based organizations and NGOs

-Experience developing enterprise models for communities

- At least one year of experience developing assessment tools and/or training materials

- Experience with enterprise development and entrepreneurship training


Apply: https://goo.gl/ZtcFL3

Additional Opportunity Information

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 - 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


  • Consultant / Advisor

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Lorraine Monteiro



Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, June 30, 2018
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