Web And Social Media Strategist (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Honduras
Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 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
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
Do you love planning creative content for the web and social media? How about coffee? If yes, this e-volunteer placement combines the best of both worlds and may be for you.
The Honduran Coffee Alliance and SOCODEVI have entered into a partnership to market and sell specialty Honduran coffees direct to International Markets. The Honduran Coffee Alliance currently has a website; however, it no longer addresses all of the requirements of this new partnership and the resulting business growth. The purpose of this placement is to support the development of a more robust and bilingual (English and French) website to support the direct sales of Honduran specialty coffees to the International Market through the following activities:
-Develop a website strategy and design to achieve the goals of the partnership.
-Edit and streamline content provided by Sales and Marketing to make it appealing to potential buyers and partners.
-Assist in developing a new brand and website design that supports the brand.
-Assist with launching the SOCODEVI and Honduran Coffee Alliance partnership and the partnerships activities under a new brand.
-Develop a social media strategy for the new brand and be responsible for launching it.
The ideal candidate is fluent in English and French to develop content for both sites. They are seeking e-volunteer support as soon as possible until the end of the year with the possibility of an extension if required.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Edit the content that supports new website design
- Develop content for launching the new brand
- Develop a social media strategy
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- A degree, or currently studying towards a degree, in communications, marketing or a related field
Essential Professional Background:
- Fluency in English and French (reading, writing and speaking)
- 2-5 years of experience in planning and designing content for the web and social media
- Experience in project development
- Effective and proven writing skills
- Solid knowledge of website content creation
About Our Partner
SOCODEVI (Société de Coopération pour le Développement International)
SOCODEVI is a Canadian network of cooperatives and mutuals that share their technical expertise and knowledge with partners in developing countries. They strengthen co-operative, mutual and associative enterprises to build wealth in communities. They also propose innovative solutions for sustainable integration of businesses into markets and strengthen the skills of men and women entrepreneurs and place the expertise of our network. Since 2003, with the support of Quebec forest cooperatives in Canada, SOCODEVI contributes to the strengthening of agroforestry cooperatives in Honduras, supporting the increase of value added for forest producers with the objective of improving the living conditions of families through the rational and sustainable use of forest resources.
SOCODEVI's intervention has allowed 26 cooperatives members of the second-tier organizations such as CORAMEHL and FEHCAFOR to develop new management tools, increase the means of production and develop management and marketing plans for wood, honey, tilapia and palm hearts. The strengthening of organizational and business capacities has enabled dozens of cooperatives in Honduras to obtain the FSC Certification Stewardship Council for community forest management.
Currently, SOCODEVI is implementing a new project in Honduras since 2016 with the support of the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada. The Canada-Honduras Value-Added Agroforestry Project (CAHOVA) is a sustainable development initiative whose main objective is to improve the livelihoods of families who are members of agroforestry cooperative enterprises. The project will last five years and have a direct impact on 3,467 member families in 45 co-operative enterprises in 5 Honduran Departments (Francisco Morazán, El Paraiso, Comayagua, Santa Barbara and Atlántida).
The project will strengthen the skills of the co-operative enterprise member families by establishing one thousand hectares of coffee, cocoa and rambutan agroforestry systems and by promoting sustainable agricultural practices adapted to climate change.
At the co-operative business level, the project will build capacity to process and market several agroforestry and forestry products aimed at supporting a 30 percent increase in sales for the coffee, cocoa, palm heart, rambutan, furniture, honey, pine resin and tilapia value chains.
The implementation strategy is based on a transfer of skills to men and women workers and to the board members and managers of the co-operative enterprises. It will also prioritize expanding membership and leadership by women and young people in the co-operative enterprises.