Public Relations Advisor (E-Volunteer)

  • Anywhere

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location: Ethiopia

Start Date: May 2024

Placement Length: 6 Months

Language Requirements: English Level 5-Fluent

Eligibility: Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The E-Volunteer’s Role

Are you interested in volunteering remotely to help organizations improve their institutional capacity and contribute more effectively to communication and climate action?

If so, then the role of Public Relations Advisor with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) might be just what you’re looking for.

In this volunteer placement, you’ll work with GGGI’s team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to lead and develop partnerships and networks aimed at achieving and disseminating results.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

  • Develop strategies and interventions that focus on conducting a Climate Finance Capacity Needs Assessment and empowering gender, in line with the goals of the AU GRAP. This involves creating plans for communication and visibility and implementing them effectively.
  • Support the creation of a clear brand and messaging for the AU GRAP, which sets a positive tone for the cooperation between the AU GRAP and its partners. This brand and messaging should be adaptable to different channels and resonate with various target groups, with a focus on Climate Finance Capacity Needs Assessment and Gender Empowerment.
  • Establish connections with media outlets to improve media coverage, including print, broadcast, and digital platforms. This focus is specifically on Climate Finance Capacity Needs Assessment and Gender Empowerment and aims to improve the quality and quantity of media exposure.
  • Highlight the positive impact of integrating the GAC GGI into AUC, as well as the partnership between GGI and GAC, on AU citizens. Project a positive vision for the region that achieves the aspirations of its people, with a specific focus on Climate Finance Capacity Needs Assessment and Gender Empowerment.
  • Deliver press statements during major AU GRAP events, with a particular focus on Climate Finance Capacity Needs Assessment and Gender Empowerment.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree or diploma in communications, environmental studies, or gender-related studies

Essential Background:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Public Relations and Communications experience with the ability to communicate effectively regarding issues related to gender equality and social development
  • Proficiency in communicating about the design, monitoring, and evaluation of gender projects
  • Demonstrated track record and expertise in environmental and social safeguards

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 and Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connections. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience are valuable e-volunteer characteristics.

About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.
We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities

Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing the engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Partner – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

GGGI has been working in Ethiopia since 2010, supporting the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts in the development and implementation of a Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy. This involves collaborating toward the delivery of Ethiopia’s vision of becoming a climate-resilient middle-income economy by 2030, with a zero-net increase in carbon emissions. Additionally, the aim is to facilitate key systemic transformations in the economy and generate innovative ideas toward a climate-resilient green economy.


Selection Requirements
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:

  • Provide 2 Professional References and 1 Personal Reference
  • Complete a language assessment during the preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement