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 on-site volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting in 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.
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Honduras
Start Date May – Jul 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
The overall objective of the placement is to provide technical support to Programa de Rehabilitación de Parálisis Cerebral (PREPACE) for the creation and implementation of a marketing and branding strategy.
*We are trying to match the perfect volunteer to the perfect experience so our start dates can be flexible. It would just depend on the partner organization’s needs.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- To support PREPACE in its development at the local, national and regional levels and in the development of a marketing and branding strategy plan
- To support the design of a marketing strategy and advertising
- Develop a business plan for the production program
- Provide technical advice in his/her field of knowledge/expertise
Essential Academic Qualifications:
University degree in marketing, business or a related field
Essential Professional Background:
- 3-5 years of experience in marketing management or other relevant marketing experience
- Experience in the development and implementation of marketing strategies
- Experience managing market analysis
- Experience in knowledge sharing and strengthening capacities
- Gender and generational sensitivity
- Basic computer skills
Programa de Rehabilitación de Parálisis Cerebral
Be a model institution, a leader in comprehensive rehabilitation care and quality processes of inclusion for people in disability status, primarily with cerebral palsy, neuromotor disorders and / or special educational needs at national level; contributing to the equalization of opportunities for inclusion into society while respecting their rights and improving their standard of living and that of their family.
We are an established organization, nonprofit, which provides excellent quality care and warmth to people living in disability and / or special educational needs primarily with neuromotor disorders and their families through programs, services and innovative projects aimed at achieving sustainability and self management.
Tips for working in an online environment are available in our E-volunteering Toolkit found on our website, http://www.cusointernational.org/docs/default-source/publications/Training-Resources/e-volunteering-toolkit.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Based on approval, we will provide reimbursement for communications expenses related to your placement, such as Skype minutes, photocopying, and mail. We will reimburse to a maximum amount of $20 per month, with receipts, to a maximum of $100 for the length of the placement. Long-distance telephone call expenses will not be covered.
Technical requirements and considerations: E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with 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 will be required for this placement.
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