Communications Advisor - Volunteer in Grenada

Ongoing
Location: Georgetown, Grenada

Start Date: As soon as possible

Placement Length: 10 Months

Language Requirements: English 

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


The Volunteer’s Role
As a volunteer, you will coordinate the design of community engagement mechanisms such as communication campaigns and community sessions to empower vulnerable women and girls and civil society groups to access and use gender-responsive programs and services offered by government institutions. Additionally, you will build the capacity of government staff through training on best practices for community engagement including requisite structures and processes for sustainability.

BLUEPRINTS is being implemented in four countries: Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. You will work in close collaboration with Gender Experts in each country. You will also work with a local In-Country Program Support Officer to coordinate support to the Gender Divisions and ministries.



As a volunteer, you will:

Conduct assessment of current mechanisms in place to engage vulnerable groups.
Coordinate the design and implementation of communications campaigns to increase awareness within vulnerable groups of programs and services offered by public institutions.
Coordinate the execution of community engagement sessions to facilitate engagement between public institutions and vulnerable women and girls and other vulnerable groups.
Coordinate the design of feedback mechanism tools for use by vulnerable women and girls and women’s rights organizations to share their direct interests, needs, perspectives and rights, quality of public programs and services and suggested improvements by public institutions for greater citizen engagement.
Coordinate formation of community Feedback Committees to consolidate community members responses, comments and observations.
Coordinate capacity building sessions with staff on community engagement strategies to promote their programs and services to community beneficiaries.


Essential Requirements:

University degree in communications, marketing, public relations or social sciences related field.


Essential Background:

Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in a position (s) related to communications and marketing
Experience working with government agencies
Experience working with senior management
Experience in training and facilitation
Experience with developing marketing tools and assets


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

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on country)
Accommodation while in placement
Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
Pre-departure training, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
On the ground support through our Cuso International 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

Fundraising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

Volunteers must apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/47Zw51s