National Volunteer: Agroforestry Content Creator 86 views

Job Description

VSO is the world’s leading international non-governmental organization that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. In 2022/23, over 7,700 dedicated individuals from across the globe volunteered with VSO, bringing their abilities to support almost 11 million people in 35 countries.

Our work center’s on those who are left out by society – those living in extreme poverty or with disability and illness. Those who face discrimination and violence because of their gender, sexuality, or social status. Those who are at risk from disaster, disease, and conflict.

But they are not passive beneficiaries of aid; they are the “primary actors” at the heart of our efforts. From their perspective, we define the issues, opportunities, and solutions that drive sustainable, local-led change. These individuals are the key agents of their own transformation.

Role Overview Summary

To support our innovative bamboo agroforestry and forest carbon projects through impactful content creation. Play a key role in developing compelling case studies, captivating stories, and engaging podcasts that raise awareness about the benefits of our projects among stakeholders, including potential investors, policymakers, and the public. To making a real difference in the fight against climate change.

Interview Date: 01-Mar-2024
Start Date: 01-April-2024

Job Requirements

Ideal Applicant Summary

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

Research and develop case studies:

  •  Gather data and information on project activities. Conduct interviews with project participants and key stakeholders. Analyze data and translate findings into clear and concise narratives. Design visually appealing case studies.
  •  Craft compelling stories:
  •  Identify and develop themes around project successes and challenges. Write engaging short stories and blog posts for various audiences. Incorporate diverse voices and perspectives into storytelling.
  • Produce engaging podcasts:
  •  Develop interview questions and research podcast topics. Conduct interviews with project participants, experts, and advocates. Edit and assemble audio elements into high-quality podcasts.
  • Manage social media and online outreach:
  •  Create and share content on relevant platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Engage with online communities and address inquiries. Monitor and analyze social media performance.
  • Support broader communication efforts:
  • Assist with website content creation and updates. Help prepare presentations and other communication materials. Contribute to research and analysis of communication effectiveness.

Required Experience and Skills

  • Experience in environmental communication or sustainability-related fields preferred.
  • Proven track record of creating impactful content (e.g., case studies, articles, podcasts) for a business or NGO.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the bamboo agroforestry and forest carbon sectors a plus. Experience working with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  •   Passion for environmental sustainability and social impact.
  •   Strong understanding of agriculture, environmental sustainability, and carbon projects.

Skills:

  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, strategic thinking, and leadership skills.
  •   Experience in environmental communication or sustainability-related fields preferred.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Good IT skill
  •  Experience in environmental communication or sustainability-related fields preferred.
  •  Ability to be open minded and respectful
  •  Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  •  Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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