Organizational Development Advisor - Volunteer in Honduras (Canadians Eligible)

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Start Date: December 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English Level 3-Intermediate and Spanish Level 4-Advanced

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

Our partners' objective (MOCAPH) is to improve the management system of protected areas in Honduras. One of the guidelines is to prepare and develop public positions on issues of importance to the country, specially protected areas.

Our general objective is to strengthen the members of the MOCAPH to respond to the need to have a representative, legitimate structure at the national level with the power to influence, propose changes and promote favourable processes for the consolidation of the National System of Protected Areas and Wildlife of Honduras (SINAPH), becoming a technical support arm for state institutions linked to the subject, especially the National Institute for Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife -ICF- (administrator by Law of SINAPH ).

The Volunteer will have the objective of contributing to the improvement of the management system of protected areas in Honduras through the strengthening of organizations.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Research and learn about MOCAPH and its members
  • List current members and create a database with basic information
  • Create a directory of MOCAPH members
  • Research using primary and secondary sources
  • Develop a diagnostic of organizations to be supported in order to improve their capabilities
  • Include an analysis of gender within organizations including MOCAPH
  • Lead the implementation of the action plan to strengthen members of MOCAPH
  • Advise on gender issues
  • Design and facilitate workshops to improve administration skills, marketing, communication, finance and/or accountability
  • Create tools to strengthen capacities
  • Revise processes and services to support members
  • Revise internal mechanism of coordination among members and staff
  • Participate in meetings, networks, work tables and other network events
  • Promote strategic alliances.

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in Administration, Economics, International Development and/or equivalent experience in a related field

Essential Background:

  • Knowledge/experience in administration processes, planning, strategy design, marketing
  • Design of workshops and training including personalized materials and tools
  • Previous experience teaching, training and/or facilitation processes
  • Knowledge/experience applying tools to insure gender mainstreaming
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams

Use of technologies

  • What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
  • About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Partner - Mesa de ONG's Comanejadoras de Areas Protegidas de Honduras

Our partner, the Mesa de ONG's Comanejadoras de Areas Protegidas de Honduras, performs a variety of actions and activities, in order to improve the system of management of protected areas of Honduras. One of their responsibilities is to prepare and develop public positions on issues of importance to the country, especially in protected areas.


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 on country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Other Requirements:

Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:

  • Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
  • Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
  • Obtain a Police Check at our request
  • Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines
  • We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities


  • 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.