Communications Advisor

Kenya

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Assignment Type:
National Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to citizens of the assignment country only
Assignment ID:
VA-105572
Assignment Title:
Communications Advisor
Partner:
B-LAB East Africa
Country:
Kenya
Duration:
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about enabling social change through businesses? Do you have communications skills to share? 

As the Communications Advisor with B-Lab East Africa, you will support their innovative work by developing their communication channels and increasing the visibility of the organization. You will assist in developing strategies and tools to enhance communication to partners and stakeholders. 

 

Apply today and contribute to improving the communication and visibility of the impactful work done by B-Lab EA!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the design, coordination and implementation of the communications and marketing plan
  • Assist in the development of branding and promotional materials for stakeholders and potential new innovators to increase awareness, visibility and brand positioning of the organization 
  • Create and share success stories by developing news angles, stories, articles and pitches that promote the organization’s brand as a key player in the innovation incubation and development sector
  • Support public relations, media management and documentation of results
  • Assist in developing and creating content for the website
  • Conduct training and share best practices with staff to build their capacities in communications and public relations
  • Support partners to reduce their environmental footprint by transitioning out of paper-heavy communications products, and where printing is necessary, using environmentally-friendly materials
  • Collaborate with the partner to ensure that youth, particularly young women and marginalized youth, are included in any capacity strengthening activities focusing on program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure that a gender lens is applied in programming and communications
  • 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.
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities.
  • Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training and experience in communications, public relations, digital marketing, or a related field
  • Experience in website design, content development and designing communication materials
  • Knowledge of digital communications marketing, social media tools, trends, and best practices is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in story -telling, developing case studies and communicating impact stories
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
  • Experience living and working internationally considered an asset.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

B Lab is a leader in economic systems change. Their global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business. B Lab certifies companies, known as Certified B Corporations (B Corps), which are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability that balance profit and purpose. Globally, there is a historical culture shift underway to harness the power of businesses to help address society’s greatest challenges. B Lab’s goal is to accelerate this culture shift and make it meaningful and lasting. B Lab believes that the business community can be part of the solution addressing global problems like wealth inequality, corruption, poverty reduction, access to basic services and restoration of the environment. B Lab works to create viable alternatives to an economic system that is failing to create these solutions. The B Corps are led by visionaries who are committed to this purpose driven way of business.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Team prior to assignment and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-assignment 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
  • WUSC country orientation
  • Modest monthly living allowance
  • Pre-assignment medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • 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.

Reprise des départs de volontaires internationaux

Nous avons besoin de votre soutien au renforcement des capacités visant à créer des économies plus résilientes et plus inclusives maintenant plus que jamais! Après une interruption des voyages perdurant depuis mars 2020, les départs de volontaires internationaux vers l'Afrique, l'Asie et les Caraïbes ont repris. Toutes les personnes qui envisagent de devenir volontaires à l’étranger avec l’EUMC doivent faire preuve d’ouverture d’esprit et de flexibilité, et accepter de remplir les conditions suivantes :
  • avoir reçu une vaccination complète contre la COVID-19 et être en mesure de fournir une preuve de leur vaccination;
  • respecter les exigences du gouvernement canadien et du pays d’affectation, ainsi que celles des compagnies aériennes en ce qui concerne les tests de réaction en chaîne de la polymérase (PCR);
  • accepter de respecter toutes les directives visant à atténuer la propagation de la COVID-19 émises par le gouvernement canadien, l’EUMC et les autorités locales du pays d’affectation.
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