Communications Advisor

Communications Advisor
Cuso International, Jamaica

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 27, 2024
Last Date
Mar 16, 2024

Job Description

This Volunteer Placement is Located in: Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date: June 2024

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

As a volunteer, you'll have the exciting role of supporting our partner with a variety of marketing and communications tasks. You'll take charge of managing social media platforms, keeping the website up-to-date, handling public relations, nurturing relationships with our generous donors, and creating compelling content.

On top of that, you'll play a key part in developing brand guidelines and materials. We'll rely on your keen eye to identify areas of strength, uncover opportunities for improvement, and bridge any gaps in our communication and marketing processes to maximize the impact of our partner's efforts.

Don't let this chance slip away apply today and join us in making a profound difference!

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Maintain an engaged social media presence, which includes creating content for posts
  • Design, develop, and publish content on the organization's website and newsletter
  • Assist in training staff on innovative communication strategies and techniques
  • Assist the team with general public relations activities, including creating impactful stories for various communication channels
  • Support strategic donor engagement
  • Contribute to the implementation of the communications plan

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in communications, marketing, social/political sciences, international development, human rights, gender studies, social work, or a related field.

Essential Background:

  • Minimum of 3 years of communications and marketing experience - it would be advantageous if you have previous experience in a role connected to promoting gender equality, diversity and/or advancing women's development.
  • Experience in providing training and facilitating sessions
  • Experience with government agencies and working with senior management is favoured

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE)

The Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE) project is designed to be a game changer in both ensuring on-the-ground activities to ensure positive impacts in tackling biodiversity loss and climate change effects while also mainstreaming inclusive gender-responsive approaches in the Caribbean.

Partner - National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica

The goal of the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica is to advance the conservation, protection, management, and expansion of Jamaica's National Protected Areas System, encompassing both environmental conservation and the preservation of Jamaica's cultural assets and heritage.


Terms and Conditions

Cuso International's terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (eg. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
  • On-the-ground support through our Cuso International's Country Program Office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Other Requirements:

Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:

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