Communications Advisor (E-volunteer)

Kenya (Remote)

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Title: Communications Advisor (E-volunteer)

Partner Name: Organization of African Youth

E-volunteer Location: Canada

Partner Location: Kenya

Duration: 4 months

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (flexible)

Context for the Assignment:

Are you passionate about youth inclusion and empowerment? Do you have communications skills to share?

As the Communications Advisor with the Organization of African Youth in Kenya, you will support the development and implementation of the organization’s communication strategy to better promote their work, products and services to young people.

Apply today to make an impact on youth engagement in Africa!

Functions

  • In collaboration with the partner organization, conduct a communication and advocacy needs assessment;
  • Guide the development of a communication strategy and work plans;
  • Support the development of communication materials, channels and tools;
  • Support the design of fact sheets and infographics;
  • Develop digital marketing strategies and processes for the Organization of African Youth services and programs;
  • Assist in website content development and other communication platforms such as blogs;
  • Support training on digital engagement and up to date content creation for the OAY website and social media platforms;
  • Identify and document OAY success stories;
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training;
  • Undertake public engagement and fundraising activities before, during, and after your volunteer assignment. You will be equipped with tools, training, and support to achieve these goals;
  • Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits;
  • Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and country office using WUSC volunteer work plan template;
  • Participate in organizational and project improvement activities such as surveys, assessments and learning/planning sessions;
  • Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the partner organization and WUSC.

Requirements

  • Degree and/or training in Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences, International Relations or related field;
  • Experience in communication and social media;
  • Proficient in IT skills (e.g. Microsoft package, use of databases, website design, etc.);
  • Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group;
  • Comfortable using online working platforms;
  • Access to a reliable internet connection;
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering;
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Written and oral fluency in English;
  • Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset.

Details

Partner Description:

Organization of African Youth (OAY) is a non-governmental organization that conforms to the provisions of the African Youth Charter adopted by the African Union. Organization of African Youth serves as a platform for young people in Africa to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa. They work to motivate, unify and empower youth to be drivers of social, political and economic transformation. Through networks and partners across Kenya, OAY strengthens synergies and collaboration to address the unique needs of the local youth.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organization of African Youth’s focus was in providing a platform for young people in Africa to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa. In the current COVID-19 context, OAY is delivering essential goods and services to communities within their implementation area.

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.

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! Though we have temporarily closed our offices globally, WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world, including through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada. You can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s NEW e-volunteering program! See available opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

If you are interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you. We are continuing to recruit for open international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so. Please note there will be no international departures before January 2021. However, we are currently recruiting people with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status who live in one of the countries where our programs are implemented. If this is your case, do not hesitate to send us your application specifying your current country of residence!

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