Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Nigeria
Start Date Mar – May 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
E-Volunteers spend approximately 3-4 months in a placement and spend 2-10 hours per week working as an e-volunteer depending on the project requirements.
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Our partner, Farming World and Rural Development Initiative, is seeking a passionate website developer to help them design their first website. Currently, FAWARD only has a Facebook page but to help them link to additional fundraisers, they want to developer a web presence.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Assess and evaluate partner's web design needs.
-Draft samples templates for review.
-Design website templates.
-Train the partners to update their website.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A degree, or currently studying, Computer Science, Multimedia, Engineering or a related discipline.
Essential Professional Background:
-Previous website design experience. Samples of your past designs will be requested.
-Patience and inter-cultural sensitivity.
-Open-source web platform design experience.
Farming World and Rural Development Initiative
FAWARD, formed in 1996 when there was gross failure in crops, pesticide hazards and low prices, offered by middlemen. Our involvement in HIV/AIDS and social health related issues was due to the effects of HIV/AIDS in Cross River in 2004 with a prevalence rate of 12% the highest in the federation. After an in-depth research and focus group discussions with stakeholders like Farmers, agro-dealers, Environmentalist, Processors, Marketers, Consumers, the health sector, and service providers among others. Out of passion, Mr Henry Ogar Etta decided to form the group.
E-Volunteering Success Stories
E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference
Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs
E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time
Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors
Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization
Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos