Communications Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Asebe Teferi


Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep-Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside Ethiopia

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the communication and partnership development of GROW project implementing partners in West Hararghe Zone (WHZ) through capacity building and system strengthening by assigning international volunteer in Oda Bultum University (OBU), which is a public university responsible for promoting problem-solving action researches and delivering coordinate community outreach activities in WHZ Administrative areas.

Specific objectives of the placement:

-Assessment of the social barrier for proper nutrition practices at the community level

-Technical support for the establishment / strengthening of community education platforms to address the social barriers

-Technical support for the development /adaptation and implementation of appropriate social behaviour change communication materials

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the assessment of main social barriers for proper nutritional practices

- Support the establishment / strengthening of community education strategies and platforms

- Assist the design and development of appropriate nutrition SBCC (Social Behavior Change Communication) materials

- Assist the effective implementation of community level nutrition education and SBCC activities in West Hararghe Zone

- Assist in the development of local partners and community capacities in nutrition SBCC activity design and practices

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- MA degree in of the following fields of study:

- Behaviour Change Communication;

- Communications for Development;

- Communications, Behavioral Science or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum of two years’ work experience in designing nutrition education interventions, demonstrated work experience in capacity development for social behavior Change communications

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending 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

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


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