Infographics Designer (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Jamaica

Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 3 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. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

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The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

We are looking for a creative individual who is passionate about representing information through graphic design.

As an Infographics Designer e-volunteer, you will work with the Cuso International Jamaica and Guyana Country Program Offices (CPOs) to create communication and marketing portfolio materials. These infographics will incorporate 1) mapping of volunteer activities and program impact, and 2) branding at a regional level.

Cuso International works to reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries. As we carry out our work with local partner organizations, it is important that we communicate the impact of our work at a regional level with stakeholders. To accomplish this, the Jamaica and Guyana CPOs want to capture and use infographics to display the results of our volunteer activities. This will demonstrate impact and help engage donors and stakeholders.

In addition, these materials will showcase the skill set of our volunteers which will be used to demonstrate to stakeholders the capacity of our volunteers. The Infographics Designer would also work on creating materials that showcase the work carried out by our volunteers and local partners organizations in other Caribbean countries.  

As an e-volunteer, you will:  

- Create an infographic that captures work done in other Caribbean countries (Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia).

- Using infographics, create one impact mapping document that captures the work of the Jamaica and Guyana Program Offices for the year 2017-18.

- Create two infographics (one for each program office) that captures the profiles of Cuso volunteers. This design will be shared in introductory meetings and with other stakeholders as part of Cuso’s Caribbean Communication Portfolio.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-A degree in Communications, Marketing, Design, Branding, Multi-Media.  

Essential Professional Background:  

-Graphic design experience with an emphasis on informational graphic design. Samples of your work will be request.
-Experience working on marketing, branding and/or communication activities.
-Ability to review reports and extract highlights.

 

About Us

 

Cuso International Jamaica

Cuso International has operated in the Caribbean, primarily Jamaica & Guyana for over fifty years. Over the period of 2015 – 2020 Cuso International will be implementing its new five year VOICE project. This project focuses on the social and economic empowerment of youth and women in the specific areas of Sustainable Economic Growth and Gender & Social Inclusion. Cuso International works collaboratively with organizations and institutions in the developing world on locally managed programs bringing together people from different cultures and backgrounds, enabling them to share skills and perspectives on programs relating to livelihoods and environmental sustainability, health, gender equality and wealth creation.

 

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/