Creative Document Designer (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Ethiopia

Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 2 Weeks

Language Requirements English

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

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

About E-Volunteering

 

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering

 

The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

We are seeking an e-volunteer who is a Word document formatting wizard. One of our partners in Ethiopia has developed a 47-page reference guide for health-care professionals. Before it is released publicly, they would like to have it formatted so it looks more professional.

This is a short assignment and is perfect for students and professionals alike who are skilled in managing Word documents.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-A degree, or currently studying towards a post-secondary degree.

Essential Professional Background:

-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word.

 

About Our Partner

 

Ethiopian Midwives Association

The Ethiopian Midwives Association was established in February 1992 and is the only professional association representing Ethiopian midwives in the country. With 11 branch offices in different regions, the organization has over 5000 members and has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives since 1993.

Our vision is to ensure that every woman, newborn child and family, has access to standard midwifery care.

Our mission is to promote and enhance the growth and performance of the midwifery profession adapting quality and evidence-based practices, adhering to the code of ethics, and empowering professionals to reduce maternal, new born and child morbidity and mortality, in addition to improving the sexual and reproductive health of the youth in Ethiopia.

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization

Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/