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Website Developer (E-Volunteer)

Nigeria

3 Months | Start Date between May - Jul 2019

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Nigeria

Start Date May – Jul 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

About E-Volunteering

 

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.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to:

https://cusointernational.org/home/types-of-volunteers/e-volunteering/

Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering

 

The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

Our partner Basic Foundation For Socio Economic Development Of Rural Women And Youth (Bf-Sedrway) (formally Rural Women And Youth Development Initiative (Rwaydi)) is seeking a passionate website developer to help them design their first website.

As this is their first experience with a web platform, a key aspect of this placement will be with the planning phase and working closely with the partner to evaluate and listen closely to their needs. They will rely on your previous experience with choosing a platform that meets their needs and is easy for them to update once the initial design is complete. A help guide and training to manage the website on their own would also be requested through this placement.

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.

 

About Our Partner

 

Rural Women and Youth Development Initiative

The Rural Women and Youth Development Initiative, aka RUWAYDI, was set up in 2005 and aims to strengthen and enhance the protection of women and youth in rural areas, in addition to promoting their socioeconomic rights.

Currently working within the central part of CRS, the organization works to support and enhance the livelihood of women and youth by collaborating with various communities to allow them access to services like health, education, nutrition, psychosocial support.

The organization upholds good governance and human rights education by uniting community schools to end the stigmatization of vulnerable children, and has supported the development of community gardens to support venerable households.

 

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

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

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/