Position: Social Media Advisor
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Deadline: December 31, 2022
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Salary Range: Monthly Stipend
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Start Date: October - December 2022 (flexible)
Placement Length: 9 Months
Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
We are looking for a driven Social Media Advisor to help our partner Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation. Your work with help attract a wider audience, build a larger presence online and interact with targeted communities through your communications, marketing and social media skills. Ultimately, you will increase viewer engagement and website traffic through a robust social media marketing roadmap. We're looking for someone with a solid understanding of how each social media platform works as well as the ability to create engaging content.
As a volunteer, you will:
Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
Generate, edit, publish and share daily content that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
Set up and optimize pages within each platform to increase the visibility
Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
Train other staff on social media best practices
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations or another related field
Excellent consulting, writing, editing, presentation and communication skills
Proven social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
Knowledge of online marketing and a good understanding of major marketing channels
Experience working on community-related projects
Experience in program implementation (asset)
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
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 - Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation
Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation is, as the name suggests, a joint project between management and staff, to facilitate the development of communities that border GraceKennedy's offices. Each company within the group, and its staff make a direct and personal input in the development of the communities around them, in order to help in the process of creating and sustaining community relations.
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 World Health Organization-approved vaccines.
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.