Social Media Manager (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date May – Jul 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English, French
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
French Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
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
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The E-Volunteer’s Role
The Cuso International Philippines program, now its second year, implements the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program, funded by Global Affairs Canada. Our program focuses on enterprise development and supports the economic empowerment of small-scale entrepreneurs and socially-excluded groups. The ultimate outcome of the VOICE program is to improve the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in targeted geographic areas in the Philippines. To achieve this goal, we work in partnership with 10 organizations which include a government ministry, international NGO, cooperatives, producers groups and other membership-based organizations. Together with our partners we aim to reach over a million people over five years.
As an e-volunteer Social Media Advisor, you will support Cuso International Philippines staff and volunteers to improve its external communications and social media presence to boost profile in-country, to share and sell our program externally, develop external communications plan and strategy both online and offline; train and mentor CPO staff in managing external communications, social media and implementing the strategy; write and edit communications materials, e.g. brochures, program brief and updates, case study, etc.
You will work closely with Cuso International Philippines team. You will be supervised by and communicate directly with the Country Program Office (CPO) Manager.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Engage in Skype calls with the Philippines Program Manager, Program Support Officer for orientation, discussion of key tasks and deliverables
-Develop external communications strategy and tools
-Train and mentor CPO staff on the communication strategy and tools, and implementation
-Write, edit CPO communication materials (brochure, program brief, updates, case studies, etc.)
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-University degree in journalism, mass communications, social sciences
Essential Professional Background:
-At least 3-5 years’ experience in external communications, social media
-Excellent writing and editing skills
Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.
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