Communications and Outreach Advisor


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Communications and Outreach Advisor
WUSC Jordan
3 months
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week
  • Residing in the country of assignment (Jordan)
  • A permanent resident or citizen of Canada

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about communications? Do you have campaign planning, marketing, and outreach skills to share?

As the Communications and Outreach Advisor with the WUSC Jordan Country Office in Amman, Jordan, you will assist in planning and implementing the Year 5 National Campaign for the WE LEAD project. In this role, you will work in collaboration with the Communications & Mobilization Officer to ensure the coordination and documentation of the national campaign’s activities.

Apply today and share your skills to make an impact on women’s economic empowerment in Jordan!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of WE LEAD’s National Campaign Strategy and activities and ensure their alignment with the Gender Equality Strategy and overall project goals
  • Provide guidance and support in developing press releases, announcements, and branding for the campaign, as well as other related events and activities
  • Collaborate to organize, coordinate, document and report on the campaign, including awareness and outreach activities on issues such as gender-based violence and equitable employment
  • Participate in meetings and outreach with stakeholders and partner organizations
  • Collaborate with key partner organizations to establish strategies for identifying appropriate campaign communications procedures and outreach approaches, tools and methods, all of which ensure gender-inclusivity
  • Document success stories and lessons learned on campaign achievements, including gender equality and mainstreaming in the project
  • Participate in pre-assignment online 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
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Country Director.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or formal training in communications, marketing, media, public relations, international development, and/or any other relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in communications or media outreach, preferably for a non-profit organization
  • Experience leading or contributing to regional or national campaign initiatives
  • Experience developing online communications content, editing, and writing case studies and success stories
  • Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes and meet tight deadlines with an emphasis on producing quality products
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design principles and softwares
  • Strong analytical and research skills, combined with an ability for innovative thinking and creativity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
  • Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders
  • Knowledge of local context or Middle East and North Africa region an advantage
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, resilience, self-awareness, confidence, ability to work well in a team, interpersonal skills, communication skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential; working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Partner Description

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and its consortium partner, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), are implementing the Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD) project in Jordan. WE LEAD, a project funded by Global Affairs Canada, aims to increase women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth. This is achieved through activities focused on increasing women’s employment opportunities through targeted market-driven, gender-sensitive training programs, while also addressing three key barriers to women’s participation in the workforce: the provision of affordable childcare, safe transportation, and social norms.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation are covered during in-person pre-departure
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Airfare to and from country of assignment
  • Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
  • Health insurance
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Return 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 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.


Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada and through the support of Canadians and other expatriates currently residing in Ghana, Uganda, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

If you are currently residing in one of these countries and hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status – or hold citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia – apply today to one of our international volunteer postings or to the general application form! Please specify your current country of residence in your application.

As an e-volunteer, you can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

International Departures – On Hold

If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until September 2021. This date is subject to change. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

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