About Us, the Project and the Partner Cuso International
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
The Volunteer’s Role
The Unit’s strategic objective is to strengthen institutional communication and information networks, produce and disseminate relevant content, defining and coordinate communication activities that complement political advocacy for the defence of women’s and girls’ human rights. Its work plan includes primarily actions towards public spaces, but also internal communication actions among the organization’s work teams.
This unit promotes new social imaginaries of relationships based on a feminist approach and contributes to the social denunciation of a patriarchal culture and the conditions of inequality and social injustice that violate the lives of women, diversity and sexual dissidence.
Within this framework, CDM requires the services of a Communications Assistant (Community Manager) to work within the Communications Unit.
As a volunteer, you will:
University degree or equivalent experience in communications and journalism or in public relations, social marketing and media management or related field.
Experience in – Cyberactivism, preferably in advocacy campaigns and awareness for women’s rights- Management of information & communication technologies (ICT): websites, blogs, social networks, video-editing- Communications related to press, radio, television, and photography- Public relations- Writing reports, news and press letters
Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
Partner – Centro de Derecho de la mujer
The Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (Centre for Women’s Rights) is a feminist organization whose mission is to be an independent, critical, and proactive entity which promotes the strengthening of autonomy, justice, citizenship and gender equality for women.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Click here to apply: https://cusointl.org/42QiCGH
May 18, 2023
August 31, 2023
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