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NGO Communications Supporter

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Street Child is calling for individuals with experience in communications to support our partner organisations and liaise with the UK office with communications support.

THE ​ROLE

Street Child is currently seeking to conduct research on a number of issues affecting marginalised children in Liberia, to inform the design and development of appropriate initiatives. This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organisation that is setting up and scaling its efforts to enable out of school children in Liberia to access a meaningful education. Street Child offers placements for anywhere between four to twelve weeks, supporting our work in Liberia and the work of our partner organisations.

This role represents a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic charity with a passion for innovation within the sector. The successful candidate’s work will contribute towards our commitment to creating positive change for some of the world’s most vulnerable children and provide a superb platform for further career development.

THE ​CHARITY

Street Child's aim is to create educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We began our work in 2008 in Sierra Leone working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 100,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. In 2017 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East of the country. 

Street Child of Liberia has been working with the Government of Liberia and partner organisations to strengthen the capacity of teachers, schools and communities to sustain their investment in the education for their children. As a volunteer, you will be part of an exciting stage of the organization’s growth, and will be working closely with the Street Child of Liberia team to support our programs.

Typical day

Working alongside the Street Child of Liberia team, key responsibilities will include –

  • Collating case studies from the various Street Child projects in Liberia
  • Building the visual media library of Liberia, including photographs and film footage for marketing purposes
  • Training local staff on case study writing and photography
  • Collecting, consolidating and analysing data from the field
  • Liaising with local partners and stakeholders
  • Weekly reporting from the Liberia team to the UK team
  • Blog contribution in the field
  • Researching interesting personal stories and the impact of the projects in Liberia
Usually working days are from Monday to Friday, from 9AM to 6PM

Free-time activities

Explore beautiful West Africa and its beaches, we highly recommend:

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Mount Richard-Molard
  • Liberian National Museum
  • Sapo National Park
  • Lake Piso
  • Lofa-Mano National Park

Sightseeing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 25 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
A degree in journalism, marketing, media studies, or other relevant subjects or a proven ability in communications at University level
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Excellent social media skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
A proactive and professional approach
A creative and innovative mind
A passion for international development
Photography and video skills are an advantage
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 18:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Street Child (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Street Child

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. The successful applicant will be required to live in Liberia for at least 4 weeks. Food and flights are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child and may require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. Airport pickup and accommodation are included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Roberts International Airport

From airport to the project location, the pick up time will be agreed before arrival with the volunteer. 

Accommodation

Shared room with other interns in a StreetChild provided compound.

Guesthouse
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Monrovia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Liberia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Liberia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Liberia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Liberia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
5 weeks
$375.00
6 weeks
$450.00
7 weeks
$525.00
8 weeks
$600.00
9 weeks
$675.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Monrovia/Liberia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Street Child will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Liberia.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Street Child during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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