Location Calabar, Nigeria
Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Language Requirements English
The Volunteer’s Role
The purpose of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor is to maintain the website of Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI), and build on recent improvements made to GPI’s information and technology services, as well as the knowledge management of existing documentation practices.
GPI’s focus is to assist young girls live healthy lives and achieve their full potentials, towards an empowered womanhood. It also includes assisting young girls to overcome the risk of early sexual activities, gender discrimination, Human Rights and contemporary social practices, adolescent/unintended pregnancies, sexually transmissible infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, unsafe abortion, all forms of sexual abuse and harassment as well as other forms of violence against girls and women and exploitation.
As the ICT Advisor, you will provide meaningful contributions to an organization that is making significant strides toward female empowerment and gender equality.
As a volunteer, you will:
Maintain the intranet and external back up systems for official documentation
Update website and support content management of social media platforms
Design basic ICT training guides for staff
Assist GPI in developing systems, procedures, forms for collecting, storing, analyzing, measuring and reporting data
Train and mentor GPI staff on effective data and knowledge management
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Essential Professional Background:
Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
Accommodation while in placement
Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
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