Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Communications Advisor at Cuso International

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. We envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society. We believe in the power of people, value diversity and take responsibility for our actions and proactively demonstrate that we work with and on behalf of others. Cuso International works in developing countries across the world. We currently have programs in eighteen countries.Communications Advisor at Cuso International

Job Title: Communications Advisor

Location Calabar, Nigeria
Start Date Jul - Sep 2017  (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English

Job description

This is a volunteer placement
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

The Volunteer’s Role

The aim of this placement is to develop quality communication materials to share and to integrate the learning and best practices of Nigeria's partners and volunteers in Nigeria's programming. The outcome will be that Nigeria will be better able to demonstrate the impacts of international volunteering and partnerships to tackle poverty.

As a volunteer, you will:
- Support the development and management of information and communication materials
- Develop training/ learning materials to strengthen documentation practices
- Develop documentation materials to raise the profile of the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment program in Nigeria
- Research and write stories which capture the impact of international volunteering and partnerships on fighting poverty - stories will focus on north-south volunteers, south-south volunteers, national volunteers, diaspora volunteers, corporate volunteers, partners and beneficiaries

Essential Academic Qualifications:
University Degree or college diploma in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or other relevant fields

Essential Professional Background:
- Experience in advocacy
- Experience in the development of information, education and communication materials for diverse audiences

Cuso International covers the following costs:
  1. Return airfare and visa/permit costs 
  2. Accommodation while overseas 
  3. Modest living allowance while overseas 
  4. Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer 
  5. The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance 
  6. Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return 
  7. Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend 
  8. Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated


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