Position: Communications Advisor - Volunteer in Peru
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Lima, Peru
Deadline: April 30, 2023
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Salary Range: Monthly Stipend
Closing Date: April 30, 2023
Location: Lima, Peru
Start Date: January 2023
Placement Length: 12 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
Cuso International is looking for a volunteer who is passionate about the rights of women, girls and LGTBIQ+ people! The general purpose of the position is to provide technical assistance to our partner, DEMUS, in the implementation of its communication campaigns to promote a life free of violence, without discrimination and with sexual autonomy for women and LGTBIQ+ people.
Demus is a feminist organization committed to promoting transformations in the hegemonic culture that reproduces machismo, heteronormativity, classism, racism, etc., as well as to make visible the violation of sexual and reproductive rights of women and LGTBIQ+ people, and demanding justice. Our campaigns contribute to the recognition and full exercise of sexual and reproductive rights, translated into platforms such as Somos2074, Caso Manta, #DecidirSinCulpa, #IgualdadDeGéneroYA, Defensoras no están solas, Justicia Arcoíris, among others.
With your knowledge and experience, you will be able to support causes to advance the full exercise of women's rights. If you are interested in generating impact and contributing to the rights of women, girls and adolescents towards gender equality, this could be the position for you.
As a volunteer, you will:
Monitor news and current events to feed our campaigns and institutional positioning
Support in the proposal and development of audiovisual material according to the requirements of the campaigns and/or institutional positioning
Support in the monitoring and review of the communication products of the campaigns according to milestones and/or key dates.
Support in the monitoring of campaigns and management of institutional social networks.
Support in the verification of data provided by the reports and/or communication contracts of the campaigns, for a permanent analysis, monitoring and evaluation
Develop success case files on Demus campaigns, contribute to the articulation with the communications team of CUSO and GAC to improve the scope and dissemination of Demus activities
Support DEMUS and Cuso International with the campaign implementation matrix.
Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, socio-political marketing
Work experience and/or studies related to feminism, gender and human rights
Basic-intermediate command of audiovisual tools ( Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere)
Development or implementation of communication, marketing and/or branding strategies
Knowledge of and commitment to gender equality
Good writing, editing of reports and publications
High organizational level of assigned activities.
Ability to work in a team and support various campaigns simultaneously
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.
Partner - DEMUS - Estudio Para La Defensa De Los Derechos De La Mujer
DEMUS is a feminist organization that fights for human rights, in particular, the sexual and reproductive rights of women to promote the free exercise and questioning of the hegemonic paradigm on women and their sexuality.
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 and in-country orientation (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.