Communications Advisor – Colombia

Position: Communications Advisor - Colombia

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Medellín, Colombia

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: June 30, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Medellín, Colombia

Start Date: May 2023

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
As a volunteer, you will contribute to the strengthening of grassroots organizations in Colombia, by communicating with diverse audiences, such as women, migrants, Afro-Colombians, indigenous people and people with disabilities. You will help build the communication strategy and create content for the various audiences

The general purpose of the position is to:

(1) support the care and positioning of the A-kasa Foundation's brand,

(2) support in the creation of communications requirements for projects or initiatives with donors or strategic allies, and

(3) support in the construction and implementation of fundraising strategies.

As a volunteer, you will include:

Creation of communication strategies for projects and initiatives.
Management of alliances with other social organizations, suppliers and other strategic allies
Production of territorial or promotional events such as trade fairs, forums, and meetings on topics related to the Foundation's mission.
Report writing with the report of the management carried out.
Essential Requirements:

Professional in social communication, journalism, advertising, audiovisual production or related areas with a minimum of 2 years of experience in this field.

Essential Background:

Management of publishing tools and social networks
Excellent writing, video and photo editing skills
Design of graphic pieces
Adobe suite skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Audition) - Assets
Wordpress skills

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

About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

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 - Fundacion A-Kasa

Fundacion A-Kasa is a social organization that has been through processes of science and science and innovation, to create a community development model based on collaborative networks.


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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