Job Posting Details

Cuso International

Communication Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Job Description

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.

Location of placement: Harrar, Ethiopia
Start Date: Mar - May 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 9 Months
Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only


The Volunteer 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 webpages, 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 effective organizational communication system
  • Strengthen partner capacity in development of quality communication materials
  • Facilitate organizational networking and partnership development
  • Support partners in developing quality annual reports and briefings

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

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

How to Apply


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Contact for Position
Lorraine Monteiro
Cuso International
44 Eccles St
Ottawa ON K1R 6S4

Telephone: 6138297445

Job Location
Harrar, Ethiopia

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Volunteer Position

Listing to be posted until:
Saturday, March 24, 2018