Communications Advisor

Position: Communications Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date: February 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
Are you passionate about developing and implementing communication initiatives as well as gender equality and reducing discrimination against women? If so, this might be the role for you!

As the Communications Advisor, You will bring your experience to support all internal and external communication and support GADA's project's website and social media platforms.

Apply to this position and help women to find a safe place and help empower them to overcome past experiences

As a volunteer, you will:

Lead the development, review and implementation of GADA’s communication strategy and operating plan aligned to GADA’s organizational priorities for outreach and impact.
Train GADA staff on basic media engagement strategies, and social media postings that protects the image and brand of GADA
Write and distribute high-quality content to promote GADA’s brand including website, social media, blog posts, storytelling, documentary, photography and media engagements.
Assist the Programmes unit in proofreading/editing reports for brand content in line with management policies and guidance and relevant donor requirements.
Perform any other duties and tasks, which are commensurate with the responsibilities and level of the post.

Essential Requirements:

University degree or equivalent in Mass Communications, journalism, communications or another relevant field

Essential Background:

2-3 years of relevant work experience in state or national/based funded grants/contracts
Knowledge of non-profit communications strategy
Proficient in computer/software skills, website and social media handling

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 - 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.

Partner - Gender and Development Action

GADA is a Local NGO in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. GADA is committed to gender equity, the pursuit of sustainable development, and social justice in Nigeria.


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.

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

Other Requirements:

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.

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