Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Benin
Start Date Feb - Apr 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 1 Month
Language Requirements English, French
English Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 3
French Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 3
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
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.
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We are looking for a skilled graphical designer e-volunteer to work on a logo designer with one of current volunteers working in Benin.
Given the length of time to conduct business in Benin, we have allowed two months for this e-volunteer placement to facilitate the design, review, feedback process. If you have a few hours to spare each week to dedicate to this project, and some examples of logos or graphics you have designed in the past, we would welcome your application.
The e-volunteer can be English and/or French-speaking as the volunteer is Bilingual.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Design a logo for a small NGO.
-Any additional deliverables would be warmly received.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A degree/diplomat, or currently working towards a degree or diploma in Graphical Design or a related field in media.
Essential Professional Background:
-You will be working with a current international volunteer who can help facilitate the communication with the partner so fluency in French is an asset. Alternatively, an e-volunteer who speaks basic English and is fluent in French is also welcome to apply.
Groupe d’Actions pour l’Amour du Bien-être Familial
The NGO GABF is a non-governmental organization supporting community development.
Created on the initiative of Mrs. Marie Legba, its current Executive Director, the NGO GABF was made official in June 1996 following the observation of the progressive disengagement of the State vis-à-vis the activities of the Center for Nutritional Education of Pobè of which she assumed the responsibility.
Thus, the creation of the NGO GABF responds both to a need to sustain the achievements of the projects / programs developed by the Dutch volunteers of the SVN in nutrition in the department of Ouèmé / Plateau in the 1970s but also to the commitment of a citizen fight against the problems persistence of infantile and maternal malnutrition and of food insecurity in the zone even in all Benin.
Thanks to the implementation of projects / programs in these different areas, the NGO GABF has increased its reputation and currently enjoys in Benin a recognized social recognition and confirmed expertise in the fields of food, nutrition and nutrition. nutrition, health and food security. GABF is one of two representatives of civil society organizations in the Food and Nutrition Council (CAN), a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder Government Platform for Strengthening Nutrition in Benin.
The "Midwives Save Lives" Project aims to contribute to national efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity by improving the quality of midwifery services. In this perspective, Cuso International and the Canadian Association of Midwives have developed a partnership with the Association of Midwives of Benin, and another with a local NGO working at the community level, in the area targeted by the project. . MSL project activities are implemented by local partners with technical support from Cuso International and the Canadian Association of Midwives through Canadian volunteers.
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