Communications And Partnership Development Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date May - Jul 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only


The Volunteer’s Role


For this placement, we are looking for a volunteer to strengthen the communication system of CARE, WHZ Sector Offices and OBU, develop quality communication materials such as organizational webpages, briefs, publications and reports / documentations  and support the development of partnership and networking among CARE West Hararghe Office, WHZ Sector Offices and OBU for effective implementation of GROW project in the targeted six districts of West Hararghe Administrative Zone.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Assist for the establishment of effective organizational communication system across GROW project implementing partners

- Facilitate staff capacity development for production of quality communication materials

- Enable organizational networking and partnership development for effective resource mobilization and sharing learnings

- Build partners’ / stakeholders’ capacity in community mobilization and event organization skills

- Develop quarterly and annual quality reports and project implementation documentation materials

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- MA degree in Communication / Communication for Development, Project Management, International Relations, / Journalism or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- At least 2 years’ experience, establishment of organizational communication strategies, capacity building for communication system strengthening and networking and partnership development


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months