Job vacancy National Volunteer (Advocacy Officer)

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Temporary / Contract
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Full Time
23 June, 2021
Job Title

National Volunteer (Advocacy Officer)

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WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.

  • ELIGIBILITY: Local National, must be legally entitled to work in Ghana
  • REPORTS TO: Project Director
  • CONTRACT TERM: 5 months
  • EXPECTED START DATE: December 31, 2021
  •    The INVEST ProjectThe Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST) is a 5 year initiative that will build sustainable pathways to enhanced economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive growth for 5,000 urban poor young women in Accra, Kumasi, and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Working in high growth sectors, the initiative will test and scale innovative, sustainable models to improve the enabling environment, reduce gender-specific barriers to women’s economic participation, and enhance access to decent work for marginalized women in non-traditional sectors. Nature and ScopeUnder the direction of the Project Director and with the support of the Public Engagement and Advocacy Officer, the National Volunteer will contribute to the advocacy objectives of the INVEST project in Ghana. The successful candidate will support INVEST project partners to strengthen a newly established TVET coalition; informing strategic planning and forming working groups that will lead to the promotion of advocacy initiatives that support women in non-traditional trades. Volunteer will also support project mentorship partners to elevate their advocacy and communication efforts. RESPONSIBILITIESAdvocacy
  • Guide TVET and mentorship partners to implement advocacy strategies to support the promotion of women in non-traditional trades within the TVET sector in Ghana;
  • With support of the Secretariat, develop a framework for operationalizing a TVET Coalition; including the establishment of working groups, a strategic plan and, an advocacy toolkit; Support coalition to design, coordinate and execute training, workshops and events to complement fulfillment of the TVET Coalitions mission.
  • Communications

  • Support the TVET Coalition and Mentorship Partners to identify communication and engagement needs and propose required interventions to assist;
  • Support the INVEST communications team in content development and dissemination for organisational activities and those involving project work streams;
  • Support the Public Engagement & Advocacy Officer in the development of communication and advocacy materials, tools and resources for project partners.
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in pre-assignment online or in person training/orientation;
  • Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits; Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the project communication team and partner organization assigned to by WUSC.
  • Requirements
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Advocacy, Social Justice, Development Communications or a relevant field
    • A minimum of two years of post-national service experience in advocacy, programs, communications, social marketing etc.
    • Experience in developing communications and advocacy tools, resources, content and plans. Comfortable using online working platforms
    • Access to a reliable internet connection (for remote working where needed)
    • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity Written and oral fluency in English
    • Knowledge of a local language will be considered an asset.
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
    Valid Till
    29 Jun, 2021

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