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Portal Developer (E-Volunteer)

Kingston Jamaica

3 Months | Start Date between Jan – Mar 2019


Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Jamaica

Start Date Jan – Mar 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. 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


As an e-volunteer Portal Developer, you will support the development of a web space for high school students running mini businesses. This portal will serve as: 1) a marketplace to advertise and sell products, 2) an area to register for events 3) a communication channel to partner with other schools in and out of country, and 4) an area to obtain calendar, content and support for the program.

The ideal e-volunteer candidate will have approximately 2-7 hours for 3 months to dedicate towards this important project. Your lead contact at Junior Achievement Jamaica will provide the technical details about the requirements in an initial orientation call following our e-volunteer assessment project.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Support the development of JACE Program Portal

Essential Academic Qualifications:

Degree or certificate in graphic design, marketing or related discipline (post-secondary students - Degree in web development, multimedia development, graphic design, or a similar discipline.

Essential Professional Background:

- Analytical and information-seeking skills, effective and proven writing skills;

- Solid knowledge of programming language (Drupal interfaces with JavaScript and Flash).

- Strong writing, editing, and communications skills.

- Experience in developing digital communication materials.

About Our Partner


Junior Achievement Jamaica

Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) is a non-profit, non-government organization (NGO). Since 2008, JAJ has been operating in Jamaica, executing programs designed to build the economic success of youth ages five (5) through twenty-four (24). Such programs are based on decades of research, implementation and reviews by our parent organization, Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW) that has operations in more than 120 countries.

Junior Achievement Jamaica is a locally registered non-profit organization and is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. This is achieved by delivering work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurial education programs, customarily suited for persons ages 5 to 24. While most of our program delivery is executed in schools, we also work with out of school and special needs young adults. Junior Achievement programs are taught island-wide by trained volunteers and teachers


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