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)




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 strengthening the communication systems of CARE, Haramaya University, and East Harrarghe Zonal Sectors 

-Developing quality communication materials such as organizational web pages, briefs, publications, and reports 

-Facilitate the strengthening of the networking and partnership development of CARE East Harrarghe Office, Haramaya University, and Zonal Sector Offices.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Assist in the establishment of an effective organizational communication system

-Strengthen partner capacity in the development of quality communication materials

-Facilitate organizational networking and partnership development

-Support partners in developing quality annual reports and briefings

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- MA degree preferred in Communication/Communication for Development, international relations, Journalism or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- At least 3 years’ experience in communications

- Demonstrated work experience in establishing organizational communication strategies, capacity building for communication system strengthening

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


  • International Volunteers