Communication Specialist

Position: Communication Specialist

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Philippines

Deadline: July 25, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: July 25, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Makati, Philippines

Start Date Jul - Sep 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 challenging but fulfilling volunteer role will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the social enterprise landscape in the Philippines and develop methods and frameworks to highlight impact stories and identify and address key communication gaps within the organization and ecosystem stakeholders. It offers vast professional and personal opportunities for you and supports the development of start-ups that aim to increase the standard of living for those who live at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) as well as the ecosystem from which they pull their support.

Through this placement, you will provide Villgro Philippines, a leading social enterprise incubator in the Philippines, with support by enhancing the reputation and visibility of the organization both locally and internationally. You will be an integral part of communications strategy creation and subsequent delivery of information and knowledge both to stakeholders in the international Villgro network and those in the greater social enterprise ecosystem.

As a volunteer, your duties will include:

-Communications Management

-Content Creation and Curation

-Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

-Knowledge Management Development

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or similar alternative

Essential Professional Background:

- Proven track record of managing projects
- Ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple stakeholders
- Understanding of organizational branding and experience regulating the implementation of branding requirements
- Ability to capture and communicate key information, and develop and communicate impact stories
- Ability to write outstanding copy and manage key communication channels
- Ability to collaboratively develop communications strategies

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

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

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