Communication and Branding Volunteer – Uganda

Main Responsibilities

  • Review existing social media strategy (or create one)
  • Compile engaging content
  • Co-creation of best practice guidebook
  • Training of staff on social media management, content creation and framing
  • Establishing relationships in social media and other media/professional groups to discuss
    women’s advancement in the region; build momentum for EASSI staff to continue these
  • Co-Creation of a new website for EASSI Micro Finance Institution to be linked to EASSI
  • Co-author, provide feedback and work with the team to build capacity for EASSI to
    develop materials such as newsletters, impact stories, and promotional materials
  • Train staff on Canva and other communications/design tools


  • Qualification in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations etc
  • Three years experience in a Marketing & Communications related role
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with social media marketing platforms.

Experience with content management systems (CMS).

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with public relations.
  • Experience with brand management.
  • Experience with marketing analytics.
  • Experience with video editing and production.
  • Experience with photography.

Project description and context

Crossroads International will engage Canadians, Canadian stakeholders, Crossroads staff and
volunteers, local partner organizations and women and men in sub-Saharan Africa to become
Gender Equality Champions both in Canada and overseas.

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) aims to reduce gender inequalities and alleviate
poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and
economic opportunities, and barriers in exercising strategic forms of choice, voice, and

Description of the partner

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) is
a sub-regional civil society organization made up of committed individuals, NGOs, coalitions
and networks driven to transform gender relations globally and especially in the Eastern Africa
sub-region. The organization works in nine countries namely Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Somalia, South Sudan Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Description the volunteer mandate

The Communication and Branding Specialist is responsible for developing and executing
marketing communications plans that support EASSI’s overall branding strategy. This includes
creating and managing content for the EASSI’s website, social media channels, and other
marketing collateral; developing and executing public relations campaigns; and managing
EASSI’s brand identity.

Eligibility criteria

  •  Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after
    the placement
  • Share the commitment of preventing and addressing sexual misconduct
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer.
  • The volunteer must be available to attend an online pre-departure training from 25
    October – 1 November 2023 for November/December departure dates OR 6 – 13
    December 2023 for January 2024 departure dates

The Crossroads’ experience includes the following: 

  • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment) 
  • Plane ticket and local transport  
  • Pre-assignment online training. 

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the
innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls.

Join the movement

Comment postuler:

To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads’ online application form.
Please contact our volunteer mobilization team if you have any question: [email protected]
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


septembre 18, 2023

Date d’échéance:

septembre 26, 2023






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