Position: Communication Advisor - Cameroon (French)
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Deadline: June 30, 2023
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Salary Range: Monthly Stipend
Closing Date: June 30, 2023
Location: Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroon
Start date: May 2023
Length of assignment: 6 months
Language requirements: French
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.
Role of the volunteer
Through the "Queens for Peace" project, WAA Cameroon and Cuso are carrying out an awareness-raising action with the traditional authorities of the different regions of Cameroon in order to reduce the rate of early marriage of young girls and mitigate its consequences. The communication advisor will have to support WAA in the production of communication media for this project, in order to give more visibility to this initiative and ensure its sustainability. The volunteer will also support our partner in the communication strategy of the other projects he is currently implementing (VOYCE Project, funded by the European Union, etc.).
Quality communication media should be produced in different formats, giving priority to digital media and the creation of content on social networks. For this purpose we will need a volunteer specialized in community management and in the design of digital communication media.
The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:
Support for the design and operationalization of a communication strategy and a communication plan
Support for the design and distribution of communication media
Support for the drafting and layout of the 2022-2023 Annual Report
Support in writing articles and success stories
Design and production of impact videos concerning the activities of the Country Office
Communication learning sessions for partners
Essential academic skills:
For this position, at least 5 years of relevant work experience is essential in the following functions:
Experience / Essential Professional Skills:
University degree in one of the following disciplines:
Communication, Marketing, Communication of companies / organizations, Audiovisual, Digital art
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
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 - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
Experience teaching people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and local customs.
Ability in the elaboration of fundraising projects
Critical analysis capacity.
Knowledge of the agroforestry sector/business.
Experience working with cooperative and associative companies.
Understanding of inclusive participatory approaches, among a variety of stakeholders, including gender-sensitive methods.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International 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 (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
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
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
Obtain a Police Check at our request
Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the
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.