Communications Advisor (Canadians Only)

from Cuso International
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

Location Kingston, Jamaica

Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 5 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

Are you passionate about supporting local institutions/organizations make lasting change in their communities through communications, including social media?

Primarily, as a Communications Advisor you will provide support by sourcing content from the Youth and Adolescent Policy Division (YAPD) staff of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, writing and publishing engaging content to youth and other youth development stakeholders via the Youth Jamaica website and associated social media platforms. The website provides a wealth of information for young Jamaicans, including information on programs and activities, job opportunities, scholarships, & project grants. You will make daily updates to the website. The overall goal is to increase usage and engagement on the Youth Jamaica website and on the Youth Jamaica social media platforms.

Apply now and support the Youth Ministry make lasting change and improve the livelihoods of Jamaican youth.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Support the updating of content on the Youth Information Centre website

--Preparation of feature stories from YIC activities/events islandwide

--Updating of YouthJamaica events listing

--Review and approval of new user sign-ups on website

--Updating of YAPD staff profiles

--Online search and collation of scholarship listing for posting on The listing will include secondary and tertiary level scholarships (locally and overseas) for which Jamaicans are eligible

--Monitoring of website traffic and making content recommendations based on analytics reports.

  • Assist with the Management of Youth Jamaica social media platforms inclusive of:

--Daily updates to Youth Jamaica Facebook, twitter and Instagram pages

--Review of social media analytics and provision of recommendations based on analytics reports

-Support with the creation of PR materials for youth Jamaica website, posters, infographics and other promotional tools to support YAPD/YIC activities

-Staff training in public relation techniques

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Pending degree in communications, marketing or advertising

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience in working with community clubs & community youth groups

-Experience in social media use and management

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

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