BASED IN: Geneva, Switzerland
START DATE: ASAP
TIME COMMITMENT: Min. 50% of time
Seeds is a Swiss-based NGO supporting microfinance and social business projects in Uganda. Active since 2013, Seeds has currently reached more than 6000 beneficiaries thanks to several hundred private and institutional donors and the volunteer work of more than 10 professionals.
As part of coming fundraising events and projects, Seeds is now looking for a young Video Editing volunteer, passionate about contributing to the development of this startup: want to join us in this adventure?
The volunteer is responsible for editing a video aimed at introducing women from Uganda, and their family, who have benefited from Seeds’ projects (e.g., local credit cooperatives through micro-finance). This video will also demonstrate how these projects have helped them in their life.
This position offers the opportunity to develop storytelling and video editing skills in the context of development; for this reason, it requires a highly motivated individual who is passionate about promoting the work of Seeds.
The volunteer will be responsible for producing a short video of less than one (1) minute, in particular:
1. Editing video clips (already filmed by Seeds’ team in Uganda).
2. Using innovative and creative concepts of storytelling.
WHAT DO WE OFFER:
This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting programs of a start-up NGO as well as to develop video editing skills as applied to the nonprofit sector. Taking part in Seeds’ activities will also provide you with a better understanding of microfinance programs and issues affecting rural Africa. You will obtain hands-on experience in the field of international development within a cooperative and intercultural environment.
For more information about what you could gain from volunteering with Seeds, please read testimonials of recent volunteers http://www.seeds-ngo.org/volunteer
• Experience as a video editor
• Good knowledge in main digital technology tools
• Good knowledge of editing software packages
• Creative mind and storytelling skills
• Proactivity and the ability to work independently
• Ability to remain organized and meet deadlines
• Fluency in English required; fluency in French is desirable (minimum intermediate level)
Please note: As this is an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without remuneration is required. A valid permit to work in Switzerland is also required.