You will be able to shape your own experience according to your skills, knowledge and goals. Working alongside the local Street Child team and liaising with the communications team in London, responsibilities will include –
Collating written and/or visual content on case studies from the various Street Child projects in rural and urban Sierra Leone
Building the visual media library of Sierra Leone, including photographs and film footage for marketing purposes
Training local staff on case study writing and photography
Liaising between local and international partners with weekly reporting to the UK Head Office Communications Department
Drafting clear and effective written content for the Street Child website to build awareness of the work of Street Child of Sierra Leone
You may also be required to support on general programmes work, which may include collection and analysing of field data.
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LOCATION: Various locations in urban and rural Sierra Leone
DURATION: 4-12 Weeks
Street Child is calling for creative individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a Communications Volunteer Role in Sierra Leone.
We offer 4 to 12 week placements where you will not only be making a critical contribution to Street Child’s work, but also expanding your own professional portfolio. Depending on the quality of work produced, you may also have the opportunity to have your content published across Street Child's main communications channels or featured in the media (to see previous Street Child coverage click here). Following a review of your placement, you will receive a LinkedIn endorsement from a member of our marketing team.
Proven ability in content creation (written or visual).
Experience in photography is desirable (+ ownership of a decent camera)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
Ability to be flexible and to work outside of your specific duties when needed, have fun and laugh along with a sometimes unpredictable environment
Culturally responsive and respectful
Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector
The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.
A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.
Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.