Communications Advisor

Cuso International

Location: Tegucigalpa, HondurasStart Date: March 2023Placement Length: 12 MonthsLanguage Requirements: Spanish Level 3-IntermediatePlease submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of InterestOpen to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada OnlyThe Volunteer’s Role Cuso International aims to grow its constituency base and engage diverse audiences in Canada as well as Latin America and the Caribbean, where our work has become progressively more focused and effective. Through the use of appropriate channels, context and content, we aim to educate about our areas of concern and key development challenges, share learning, successes and best practices, elevate the voices of the communities we serve, as well as invite audiences to act or give. Cuso International also aims to effectively capture and demonstrate the impact and value of both international volunteering and working in inclusive partnerships to eradicate poverty.As such, the overall purpose of this placement is to support the development and implementation of a short and medium-term country-specific communications strategy for Cuso International’s Country Program Office (CPO) in Honduras, as well as the development of high-quality, enticing and powerful communications materials (e.g. specific print and digital communications materials). We are trying to match the perfect volunteer to the perfect experience so our start dates can be flexible. It would just depend on the partner organization’s needs. The volunteer will work closely with the CPO team and other volunteers, under the overall guidance of the Communications, Information and Resource Development Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean.As a volunteer, you will: Support the expansion of two publications about Cuso International’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean by gathering information/photographs and drafting content. The latter will include case studies, program insights and lessons learned, and recommendations for future policy and practice. Support the development of graphic designs, photographs, videos, and interviews for Cuso International and its local partners; Generate content for Cuso Latin America’s social media including coverage of Cuso’s participation in events and reporting of volunteers’ work Support Cuso International with training for staff, volunteers and local partners in communication and management of technical teams. Support Cuso International in drawing lessons learned from its communications initiatives, capitalizing on experiences and sharing conclusions. Contribute to any other related tasks that might be necessary for the completion of the volunteer’s mandate, as required by the Communications, Information and Resource Development Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean. Essential Requirements:Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a similar disciplineEssential Background: 4-5 years of relevant professional experience with strong writing, editing, and communications skills; experience in developing print and digital communications materials Ability to conduct training sessions on effective communications Asset: Proficient in design programs such as Photoshop and InDesign, photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!About Us and the ProjectCuso 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.