Community And Public Relations Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia (Canadians Only)

Published

10/30/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Robe
Oromia
Ethiopia

Description

Location Bale/Robe, Ethiopia

Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only


The Volunteer’s Role


The objective of this placement is to develop publicity strategies to efficiently use public relations in order to meet organizational objectives; to provide support to build strong relations with the community and service users and; to train staff effectively work with service users and community based on need assessments.


As a volunteer, you will:

-Participate in developing a customer service standards and protocols

-Collect and analyze data to monitor the level of customer service

-Advise the university regarding Communication and Public Relation Materials

-Coaching/Mentoring and conduct training need assessment and capacity building sessions to staff/management

-Creating linkage and partnership with other higher educational institutions, NGO, other organizations


Essential Academic Qualifications:

M.A in Public Relations and Communications or in International Development or in Community Development or in International relations or Journalism or related field


Essential Professional Background:

-At least 2 years’ experience in public relations or related field

- Strengthening Public Relation office of the university/college, ability to communicate effectively

 


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

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- 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

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Housing Available

Benefits

  • Families
  • International Volunteers

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