Communications Adviser

Closing Date: 27 June 2022

Category: Marketing, Communication & Multi Media

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.
E-volunteers receive a monthly honorarium to help cover the costs associated with undertaking the assignment.  Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

Our Partner Organisation

Caritas Tonga collaborates with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Caritas Australia to foster community and youth development, self-reliance and economic opportunities, and access to clean water and sanitation.

Through campaigns such as Disaster Awareness & Climate Change, Caritas Tonga raises public awareness about the current environmental issues threatening Tonga such as deforestation and rising sea levels.

The Assignment

Despite the many community support initiatives which Caritas Tonga undertakes, they do not have the knowledge base within their current staffing team to be able to develop stories and profiles to highlight the development work that is underway.

This volunteer assignment will contribute to the capacity development and upskilling of staff in the area of communications. It will bolster the in-house communications capacity of the Caritas Tonga team and help to raise the profile of Caritas within Tonga and internationally.

The Volunteer
As this assignment is delivered on-line, the volunteer will need to be highly motivated and be adequately and appropriately resourced for a home-based assignment.

Other essential requirements for this role are:
  • Qualification in marketing, digital communications or other relevant area or experience
  • Experience developing and implementing communication plans
  • Expertise in management of social media channels and content
  • Experience mentoring and coaching people with different levels of ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and fact checking skills
  • Some photography expertise desirable
  • Experience in the use of multi-media and a basic understanding of relevant technologies and issues
  • Able to work from home and utilise appropriate technology to engage with our partner organisation
If you believe you have the skills to be successful and are committed to supporting Caritas Tonga, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Work from home
  • Flexible hours
  • Use your Communication management experience to make a difference