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Social Media Advisor (E-Volunteer)

Condega, Nicaragua

2 Months | Start Date between Jan – Mar 2019

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Nicaragua

Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 2 Months

Language Requirements English

Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

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. 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.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

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

 

Are you an expert in Social Media Management? Volunteer your time with this fantastic organization!

As a Social Media Advisor, you will bring your expertise in communication and use of different tools to help staff at Asociación Octupan gain better understanding of how to use social media to promote the work of their organization. You will be training them on the use of social media to reach out to community members, but also to communicate the work they do to support rural women in Nicaragua. Your expertise will help them gain visibility and reach more people!

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Train staff on the use of diverse communication tools

- Develop simple guides on the use of social media

- Develop communication tools

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in Communication, Journalism or a related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience with social media management and campaigns

- Strong writing skills

- Experience with design and facilitation of workshops and non-formal education sessions

- Experience with development of educational/learning material

- Understanding of, and sensitivity towards, issues related to poverty

About Our Partner

 

OCTUPAN Association

OCTUPAN develops and manages food security projects. The organization aims at incentivizing economic growth through highly-productive groups or groups that have the potential to become highly-productive. OCTUPAN’s focus is the capacity building of both technical teams and the productive groups in Condega and Palacagüina, in order to increase local revenue and local employment. The association was formed in March 1998 and legally constituted in 2002.

OCTUPAN´s main purpose is to accompany the families of small producer’s through a process of permanent reflection and organization with a strong focus in community equity in order to contribute with the development process, improvement of agricultures and socio-economic system, and improvements in the people´s quality of life within the territories where it works.     

OCTUPAN has two main programs: "Production and Environment" and "Citizenship Promotion", both programs incorporate gender and environment as cross cutting themes.

Mission - Increase the capacities of rural families of Esteli and Madriz so that they are able to respond and solve their social and economic needs with sustainability, equity and self-management.

Vision - Octupan possesses a vision according to the changes of behavior it expects to achieve within its target population. Those changes include: target population has changed their attitude facing the different social problems and they are actively involved in the identification of solutions. The work of institutions have caused positive changes in the target population´s behavior which contributes to improve their personal, family and community relations.

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/