Social Enterprise Marketing Advisor (E-Volunteer)

Sri Lanka

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Assignment ID:
VA-105080
Assignment Title:
Social Enterprise Marketing Advisor (E-Volunteer)
Partner:
Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
Country:
Sri Lanka
Duration:
3 months
Time Commitment:
10-15 hours per week (flexible)
Volunteer Location:
Canada (Remote)

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about social enterprises and marketing? If so this might be the role for you!

As the Social Enterprise Marketing Advisor (E-Volunteer) you will support the development and implementation of Sarvodaya’s marketing strategy and work plan aimed at social enterprises in Sri Lanka. You will play an important role in supporting economic progress by creating a platform for small and medium enterprises who depend on and are supported by the partner organization to both scale up and promote their social enterprise.

Apply to this position and support social enterprises in Sri Lanka!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the review and analysis of the current marketing materials and services produced by the organization
  • Assess current communications materials and marketing strategies of Sarvodaya’s key units which may include the wood production unit, export unit and community tourism unit
  • Provide recommendations on how to expand clientele and social enterprise markets
  • Assist in the development and web design of a web-based marketing system
  • Train, coach and mentor relevant staff on marketing social enterprises
  • 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 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
  • Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and country office using the 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.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in business management, commerce, marketing or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in business management, enterprise development and/or marketing
  • Ability to develop and implement business and marketing strategies
  • 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.

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

Founded in 1958, the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is one of the largest and established NGOs in Sri Lanka which is dedicated to gender equality and social inclusion. The organization has a variety of units that actively support Sri Lanka’s development in areas including market and economic development, community health, disaster response and preparedness, political advocacy, childhood development and international relations.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to assignment and from the WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Re-assignment training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for e-volunteering in an intercultural context and meet other e-volunteers
  • Country orientation to better understand the cultural context of the country
  • E-volunteers who contribute a minimum of 21 hours per week are eligible to receive an allowance of $35 CAD per day, up to a maximum of $700 CAD per month. This allowance is taxable income.
  • 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.

COVID-19

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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