Graphic Designer (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Colombia
Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English
English 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. 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.
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The E-Volunteer’s Role
Are you interested in supporting our volunteers to communicate their work in a visually appealing way?
The country program office and volunteer community from time to time need the support of a graphic designer who can help develop graphics, materials, or create small designs for our publications and content.
If this opportunity interests you, apply today!
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Review current materials and branding guidelines to gain understanding of our institutional branding.
- Provide graphic design support for our office and volunteers - design simple publications, PowerPoint presentations, put our orientation material into a standardized format (so the look is coherent).
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Graphic design course or diploma.
Essential Professional Background:
- Strong design skills and ability to follow branding guidelines.
- Understands the importance of following branding guidelines and not reinventing our image.
- Ability to work in a team, provide ideas and creative ways to share our volunteers' work.
Cuso International Colombia
Cuso International in Colombia works to improve sustainable economic growth of poor and marginalized communities particularly women, youth, Afro-Colombians, indigenous groups, and victims of the armed conflict, including internally displaced persons within a general context of peacebuilding.
In Colombia, our focus areas are Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI); and Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG).
Through our ISEG programming, we work to prepare the communities that we serve to better integrate into formal economic activities through volunteer efforts to promote entrepreneurship programs and small businesses. Within this same program area, we also focus on rural development with an emphasis on natural resource management, conservation and climate change adaptation.