Graphic Designer (E-Volunteer)
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 (flexible)
Length of Placement 1 Month
Language Requirements English
English 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
Our Cuso-Philippines country team is seeking the support of an e-volunteer graphic designer.
We recently completed the content for the resource mobilization and volunteer management guides and the team is seeking graphic design support to create and edit graphics and photos and provide the guide with a professional layout and finish prior to the publication in 2020.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Provide design and layout support for each guide.
-Edit photographs and other illustrations for layout- including photo editing, scanning and photography as agreed with the Consultant, Bravo Program Officer and Cuso Program Manager.
-Provide a publishable PDF copy.
-Provide the Cuso Program Manager and Bravo Program Officer with an e-copy or appropriate media that contains all placed final files, including texts, fonts, logos, pictures and graphics.
-Maintain templates (In Design) for Cuso and design as may be required
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A degree or diploma in Graphic Design, Multi-Media, Communications or a related field.
Essential Professional Background:
-Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software
-A clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of the project and the guidelines
-Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and color management;
-Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;
-Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office– MS Access–MS Visio –Adobe Acrobat;
Cuso International Philippines
Cuso International is an international development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of skilled volunteers. Each year, we place volunteers from North and South America in developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Volunteers collaborate with local partners on health, education, environment, social justice and livelihoods projects, sharing knowledge and experience to create sustainable change.