Program Support And Communications Officer - Volunteer in Zambia

Program Support And Communications Officer - Volunteer in Zambia
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Cuso International
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Professional Services
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Families (adults with children)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Hamilton Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
  • Alberta - Calgary Area
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
  • Quebec - Montreal
  • Alberta
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
2019-06-042019-09-02

City  Mpika, Zambia

Start Date  Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

 

The Volunteer’s Role

As the Program Support and Communications Officer, you bring the right mix of experience and technical skills to produce quality communication materials to tell the story of the SANI project in Zambia. Working alongside SANI staff and project partners, you will support the development of a range of communication materials for the project. This includes field visits to document interventions such as the documentation of success stories, collect photos, stories and reports that document the SANI project activities, progress and beneficiaries. Your storytelling skills and experience will ensure that you have an eye to capture and convey the human side of the project, and to translate your field observations into high quality, relevant resources that can be re-used in various mediums (e.g. newsletters, Facebook, CARE Canada communications, etc.).

You will also lend your strong writing skills to both the Zambia Country Office and to CARE Canada’s SANI Public Engagement Officer to support opportunities to engage local and Canadian audiences in the SANI project and its impact/effectiveness. At the same time, your brand identity management expertise will enable you to ensure that the CARE brand, and the associated SANI Campaign brand, are effectively, consistently and accurately maintained and promoted across all media.

Moreover, your strategic communications skills will help you to identify, suggest, plan and undertake a variety of communications objectives, to ensure that they meet the singular goal of increasing awareness of the CARE nutrition program in Zambia

As a volunteer, you will:

-Communicate with CARE Zambia head office and CARE Canada

-Conduct field visits to document success stories (while taking photos) for the CARE regional learning hub and CARE Zambia Knowledge management and learning and innovation- KMLI

-Support with project data collection and entry

-Manage the branding of project materials such

-Develop project briefs on project interventions across all project sectors

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University Degree or diploma in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or another relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience in management and teamwork, human resources, or related fields

-Experience in Project management and/ or organizational development

 

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation (more details below)

 

Apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/2We9VTA

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