Information And Communications Technology Advisor
Location Comayaguela, Hondruas
Start Date Jul - Sep 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 8 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
As the Information and Communications Technology Advisor, you will be using your technical skills to support the Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) improve their internal and external communication systems. The Information and Communications Technology Advisor will use their computer and programming background to address INAM’s existing gaps – web design development, using databases for knowledge management, interactive flash, social media, and assisting preparing for workshops & training sessions, etc.
The ideal candidate will also possess an interest in supporting female empowerment through improved gender equality & social inclusion. INAM is an autonomous institution focused on coordinating advocacy work related to female issues and their barriers to economic growth. If you are passionate about women’s issues and would like to support INAM’s important mandate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Be part of this initiative by sharing your technical skills, and let’s make a difference together!
As a volunteer, you will:
- Assess INAM’s current internal and external information and communications technology challenges.
- Create an Information and Communications Technology Strategic Plan on the specific areas that need improvement – website design, database for knowledge management, interactive flash, etc.
- Create an Information and Communications Technology manual for INAM staff.
- Update INAM’s social media outlets: website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
- Support in the delivery of workshops, networking
events and activities of INAM.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-University and/or College degree in Computer Science, Communications or another related field of study.
Essential Professional Background:
-2-3 years’ professional experience working in an information and technology communications role
-2-3 years’ professional experience in web design, database management, software development (interactive flash, etc.)
-Experience working with social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
-Experience preparing professional documents and report
-Experience supporting technical aspects of workshops, meetings, and training sessions
About Our Partner
Instituto Nacional de la Mujer
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) is an autonomous institution focused on social development and with rank of Secretary of State, with legal personality and own patrimony, responsible for formulating, promoting and coordinating the execution and follow-up of the national policy of the woman, as well as action plans for women's integration into sustainable development.
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) was created in 1998 and it was published in the Gazette No. 28798 in February 11th, 1999.
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.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
- 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.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or to Cuso International before or after their field placement. Volunteers can also request e-volunteer support to help them with their work, or any other partner-requested task while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to pre-departure training, an international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.