Position: Communications Assistant - Honduras (Spanish)
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Start Date: September 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 help strengthen the organization's communication and information networks, produce and disseminate relevant content and, define and coordinate communication activities that complement political advocacy for the defense of women's and girls' human rights. Your work plan will include both communications towards public spaces, and internal communication actions among the organization's work teams.
As a volunteer, you will:
Be responsible for the production of graphic content, and graphic design for the organization includes: generating and producing communicational content (photography, designs, video, editorial design, among others...), all this according to the institutional political bet and the communicational strategy.
Responsible for the management and administration of the website (www.derechosdelamujer.org) and institutional social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube).
Responsible for managing the order of the web page.
Plan and execute collectively with the coordinator of the Communications Unit the work plan of the Unit.
Participate in the management, planning, monitoring and evaluation processes promoted by CDM through the CDM Management, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit -UGPM&E- and the Coordinating Committee.
University degree or equivalent experience in communications and journalism or in public relations, social marketing and media management or related field.
Experience in advocacy campaigns and awareness for women’s rights
Management of: websites, blogs, social networks, video-editing
Communications related to press, radio, television, and photography- Public relations- Writing reports, news and press letters
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 - Centro de Derecho de la mujer
The Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (Centre for Women's Rights) is a feminist organization whose mission is to be an independent, critical, and proactive entity which promotes the strengthening of autonomy, justice, citizenship and gender equality for women.
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 seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities
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.