Business Marketing Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Start Date: May 2024
Placement Length: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English 
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
In this volunteer role, you will contribute to the efforts of our partner the Ministry of Labor and Skills in Ethiopia (MoLS) whose goal is to create 20 million jobs by 2030.
Your main duties will revolve around developing strategic internal and external communications for fundraising while also supporting the team in increasing their knowledge about communications.

Apply today and help us to make a difference!

As a volunteer, you will:

Understand the needs, and design a marketing strategy to support Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)
Enhance the international market presence to get into the export market
Support the design and implementation of business plans
Design and implement digital marketing strategies to boost the online presence
Organize and deliver staff capacity-building training

Essential Requirements:

Degree in International Business development, business administration, management, economics or a related field

Essential Background:

A minimum of 5 years of technical experience in Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), including a minimum of 3 years working for a national enterprise or MSME organization required.

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


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.

Only applications made to our website will be considered: