Communications Advisor (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Nigeria

Start Date May – Jul 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 4 Months

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. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

E-Volunteers spend approximately 3-4 months in a placement and spend 2-10 hours per week working as an e-volunteer depending on the project requirements.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to:

https://cusointernational.org/home/types-of-volunteers/e-volunteering/

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

 

As the Communications Advisor e-Volunteer, you will play an important role in supporting internal and external communication efforts during the final phases of the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) project in Cross River State, Nigeria. This is a unique opportunity to apply your communication skills during the wrap-up period of a project with numerous success stories needs and content development opportunities.

You will also bring your communications lens to support the YouLead project team in drafting new material – in the form of writing new beneficiary profiles, social media content, infographic development, etc.

Bring you skills and knowledge in communications to help support the closing period of a project that has been able to positively impact hundreds of Nigerian youth and entrepreneurs

As an e-volunteer, you will:

-Assess and evaluate partner's web design needs.

-Draft samples templates for review.

-Design website templates.

-Train the partners to update their website.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree and/or college diploma in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- At least 2 years of professional experience working in development communications in an NGO or other reputable organization

- Excellent writing and editing and reporting skills

- Experience developing diverse communication and promotional materials

- Experience with social media content development – Facebook, Twitter

- Experience developing infographics

- Experience in media relations and media campaigns

 

About Our Partner

 

Cuso International Nigeria Program Office

Cuso International has supported Nigeria’s development priorities since 1961 through their work in the education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihood, youth employment and entrepreneurship sectors.

Cuso International is currently exploring opportunities to widen their scope of work in Nigeria with the potential of implementing a health program in Cross River State that could expand to the Lagos State over the next 5 years. The main goal of the health program would be to increase the quality and gender responsiveness of health services for women, children and youth by ministries, departments, agencies and civil society organizations.

 

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/