Web Developer - Institutional Website (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Peru
Start Date Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 1, Writing: Level 1, Speaking: Level 1
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
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
We’re looking for a talented and passionate web developer!
As a volunteer, you’ll be working with the Legal Defense Institute (IDL) – one of Peru’s most prominent human rights organizations – to help maintain and enhance their digital presence. You will contribute your ideas and expertise to improve the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IDL’s institutional website.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Lead the edition and revision of IDL's institutional website which is part of the existing IDL's communicational platforms.
-Ensure that excellent documentation, guidelines and tools are in place.
-Support the development of website features.
-Other related tasks as needed.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in computer science, web development or a related field.
Essential Professional Background:
-Experience developing web solution in WordPress
-Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
-Creativity, sound judgement and ability to work both independently and in a team
About Our Partner
Instituto de Defensa Legal
Founded in 1983, the Instituto de Defensa Legal (Legal Defense Institute) or IDL is a non-governmental organization in Peru devoted to the defense and promotion of human rights as part of bringing peace to this country and consolidating its democratic institutions. It is a member of the National Coordinator of Human Rights (CNDDHH). IDL’s scope of concern and action includes legal defense, judicial reform, governance, citizen security, as well as indigenous and women’s rights.
IDL publishes specialized bulletins and a monthly magazine, broadcasts a daily radio program (in collaboration with a network of 100 journalists and 180 radio stations across the country) and runs a landmark investigative journalism unit delivered via a web platform. In 2012, IDL was awarded the Peace Prize, in the category “communications and media” by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations for its commitment to building a culture of peace.