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Communications Advisor - Volunteer in Peru

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Cuso International

Location: Lima, Peru

Start Date: October - December 2022 (flexible)

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish Level 4-Advanced

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


The Volunteer’s Role

Cuso International is looking for a volunteer who is passionate about the rights of women, girls and LGTBIQ+ people! The general purpose of the position is to provide technical assistance to our partner, DEMUS, in the implementation of its communication campaigns to promote a life free of violence, without discrimination and with sexual autonomy for women and LGTBIQ+ people.

Demus is a feminist organization committed to promoting transformations in the hegemonic culture that reproduces machismo, heteronormativity, classism, racism, etc., as well as to make visible the violation of sexual and reproductive rights of women and LGTBIQ+ people, and demanding justice. Our campaigns contribute to the recognition and full exercise of sexual and reproductive rights, translated into platforms such as Somos2074, Caso Manta, #DecidirSinCulpa, #IgualdadDeGéneroYA, Defensoras no están solas, Justicia Arcoíris, among others.

With your knowledge and experience, you will be able to support causes to advance the full exercise of women's rights. If you are interested in generating impact and contributing to the rights of women, girls and adolescents towards gender equality, this could be the position for you.


As a volunteer, you will:

  • Monitor news and current events to feed our campaigns and institutional positioning
  • Support in the proposal and development of audiovisual material according to the requirements of the campaigns and/or institutional positioning
  • Support in the monitoring and review of the communication products of the campaigns according to milestones and/or key dates.
  • Support in the monitoring of campaigns and management of institutional social networks.
  • Support in the verification of data provided by the reports and/or communication contracts of the campaigns, for a permanent analysis, monitoring and evaluation
  • Develop success case files on Demus campaigns, contribute to the articulation with the communications team of CUSO and GAC to improve the scope and dissemination of Demus activities
  • Support DEMUS and Cuso International with the campaign implementation matrix.


Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, socio-political marketing
  • Work experience and/or studies related to feminism, gender and human rights
  • Basic-intermediate command of audiovisual tools ( Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere)


Essential Background:

  • Development or implementation of communication, marketing and/or branding strategies
  • Knowledge of and commitment to gender equality
  • Good writing, editing of reports and publications
  • High organizational level of assigned activities.
  • Ability to work in a team and support various campaigns simultaneously


What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!



About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.


Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.


Partner - DEMUS - Estudio Para La Defensa De Los Derechos De La Mujer

DEMUS is a feminist organization that fights for human rights, in particular, the sexual and reproductive rights of women to promote the free exercise and questioning of the hegemonic paradigm on women and their sexuality.

Requisitos


Prestaciones Terms and Conditions

Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.


Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on 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 (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


Other Requirements:

  • Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
  • Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
  • Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
  • Obtain a Police Check at our request
  • Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines.


Fundraising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



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