TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:
Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants
TANZANIA; UNITED REPUBLIC OF , Dar es Salaam
EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:
Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.
Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.
For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca
Femina Hip is a strategic communication initiative working with Tanzanian youth to promote healthy lifestyles, economic empowerment and civic engagement. Existing for over 18 years, the organization uses multimedia platforms including Fema Magazine, Fema TV, Fema Radio and Ruka Juu to connect with youth and promote conversations on issues such as sexual health, HIV prevention and gender equality. In addition to engaging with young people through social media and their other platforms, they support about 1000 Fema Clubs in secondary schools across the country, and hold an annual youth conference with delegates from the clubs.
The Graphic Design Advisor volunteer will contribute to Uniterra program and Femina Hip objectives by working closely with the staff, Managing Director and consulting the Uniterra Gender Advisor volunteer toward the following:
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support the planning, organization and production of graphic-related artwork;
- Work with the Managing Director to coordinate production, prepare final artwork and provide advice before printing;
- Accompany the team in a reflection on ensuring that their work projects images of strong, intelligent and creative African women that are role models and showcases the work of female African artists;
- Review final layouts of locally contracted designers and provide constructive advice and feedback;
- Train staff on the use of computer graphics and photo editing software, conceptualization and execution of media campaigns;
- Collaborate with the Gender Advisor volunteer to ensure that trainings include approaches to reducing gender stereotypes and promote equal engagement among participants of both genders;
- Design, update and facilitate training for staff on developing content for web and social media;
- Support the team in event photography and photographic database management;
- Work with staff to develop interactive graphic design media outreach campaigns for youth and women;
- Ensure the participation of women and female and male youth in all activities and program benefits;
- Produce reports required by Femina Hip and the Uniterra program.
- Degree and/or formal training in computer science, graphic design or equivalent
- Demonstrated relevant work experience
- Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, youth inclusion and volunteering
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
- Intercultural communications skills and diplomacy
- Experience with training, and good mentorship skills
- Ability to work well in a team, as well as independently taking initiative
- Experience as an international volunteer is an asset
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:
- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.
- You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.