Events and Marketing Advisor


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Assignment Type:
Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
Assignment ID:
Assignment Title:
Events and Marketing Advisor
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
Full Time

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about curating experiences and events? Do you have creative planning and coordination skills?

As the Events and Marketing Advisor on the INVEST Project, you will work with a dynamic team to amplify project activities and results.

Apply today to have an impact in the transformation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Ghanaian women!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the project team and key partners to improve marketing and event planning and coordination services
  • With the support of the Public Engagement and Advocacy Advisor, co-design all marketing materials, brochures and fliers for conferences and events.
  • Support project advisors, partners and other team members to organize project conferences, workshops and trade shows.
  • Participate in pre-assignment training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment.
  • Set up a personalized volunteer fundraising page on the WUSC fundraising platform and share it in your networks. Volunteers will be supported with the tools, training and support to achieve the fundraising goal.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in Marketing/Communications or a related field
  • A minimum of three years experience in a position with similar responsibilities
  • Experience with event coordination
  • Knowledge in creation of marketing campaigns (including digital and grassroots)
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant professional experience in your field of expertise.
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience living and working internationally considered an asset.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Partner Description

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to enhance education, economic opportunities, and empowerment for youth and women. WUSC works with a diverse network of volunteers, students, institutions, governments, and businesses. Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Innovation in Non-traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training for Women in Ghana (INVEST) project is a 5-year initiative (2020-2025) that will reach 5,000 urban poor young women, including migrants, in Accra, Kumasi, and Takoradi, Ghana. Using an inclusive market systems (IMS) approach, the project will INVEST in women, institutions and the labour market system of high-growth sectors to achieve transformative change that is sustainable and scalable. This entails examining and acting upon the root causes of gender and social norms that negatively affects women’s economic empowerment; addressing labour market constraints within the Ghanaian society that intensify these negative impacts and; engaging a wide array of stakeholders on both the supply and demand sides of the labour market.INVEST seeks to bring forward existing best practices and also introduce and scale up new and innovative approaches that are in demand by high-growth sectors, which also hold promise for engaging the interest of women. These include automotive, ICT, residential construction, oil & gas, and energy trades.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International and national volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.

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