Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Cameroon
Start Date Jan - Mar 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement 5 Months
Language Requirements English and French
English Reading: Level 1, Writing: Level 1, Speaking: Level 1
French Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
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 an unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
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The Lobeke National Park in SE-Cameroon forms part of the “Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS)” transboundary conservation area shared with DRC and the Central African Republic that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich biodiversity and variety of wildlife habitats.
WWF Cameroon is recruiting a creative graphic designer to create communication tools for Lobeke National Park to promote tourism in the region. The tools, such as brochures and web banners should inform the public about the National Park and attract more tourists to the region.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Support the production of a variety of communication tools with direct visual value for current and potential customers (brochures, virtual and printed advertisements, posters)
- Create digital projects such as web banners, newsletters, and develop a presence on social media
- Identify training needs and organize training for staff to ensure the continuity of production of promotional materials
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Certification in information technology communications; graphic design; marketing; tourism; or another relevant field
Essential Professional Background:
- 2 years experience in graphic design
- The ability to work independently, meet deadlines and juggle competing priorities
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. The Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (GHoA GI) is a joint effort by the WWF Network to promote conservation of Congo Basin forests and associated habitats, species, and services. It currently focuses on the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
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