Please note that this is a voluntary position
Context and purpose
Feedback Madagascar (FBM) has been working since 1995, and in partnership with the local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Ny Tanintsika (NT) since 2002, to reduce poverty and promote sustainable natural resource management in Madagascar. FBM/NT have developed a Tactical Plan for the 5-year period from 2019 to 2023, setting out objectives, expected results and key indicators. One key component of FBM/NT’s work is rainforest /biodiversity conservation, including a new project focusing on protecting lemurs. Communication of results of this work to different stakeholders (local communities, wider Malagasy population, international population and partners) is essential. For this reason, FBM/NT is looking for a volunteer to assist with our conservation work, focusing on communications and building capacity within its Madagascar team.
Placement location: Split between the rural area of Ambohimahamasina (Ambalavao district) and the Fianarantsoa Office, Madagascar.
Development of the on-going exhibition of lemur/forest monitoring findings at the Ambohimahamasina Youth Centre in collaboration with local stakeholders (youth, forest management groups, local team).
Assistance to the development of audio-visual tools to communicate information.
Capacity-building of the Madagascar team in communications, particularly social media to communicate findings of the lemur/forest monitoring initiatives.
Support to the continual updating and improvement of the FBM and NT websites and social media.
Teaching English to the Malagasy team of FBM/NT.
Support to the development of project proposals and partnership development .
Design and poster development.
Experience in communications and social media.
Capacity in French and willingness to learn Malagasy.
Independence, punctuality, organisation and attention to detail.
Experience in data collection and processing via smartphone technology would be an advantage.
Minimum length of stay: 6 months
Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position. Furnished accommodation is available near to the Fianarantsoa office at a cost of 200,000 Ariary per month including electricity & water bills. Very basic accommodation is available in Ambohimahamasina. Assistance can be provided regarding organising visas and travel.