February  23, 2019
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Communications Advisor (Volunteer)

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Communications Advisor (Volunteer) REF#: 30-537
Cuso International
Location: Calabar, Nigeria, International
Posted: February 10, 2019


City  Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date Apr - Jun 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role


This is an exciting placement of someone looking to use their communication skills towards improving Gender Equality in Nigeria. This placement is through our partner, the Girls Power Initiative who needs a volunteer to help them communicate effectively with their beneficiaries, partners and donors to raise awareness about their work.  

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the  development of communication materials

- Support the development of a communication strategy

- In collaboration with the Information and Communication Technologies team, the volunteer will support the creation of a virtual library and support the development of E-newsletters


Essential Academic Qualifications:

University degree, college diploma in Communications, Computer Science, Marketing or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Knowledge of global development issues 

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

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

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

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

David Forest
Cuso International
44 Eccles Street, #200
Ottawa , ON
K1R 6S4 , Canada
Tel: (613) 829-7445

E-mail: cuso.recruitment@cusointernational.org
Web address: http://www.cusointernational.org

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