Volunteer opportunities

Communication Advisor

*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only 

Country: Morocco 

City: Taroudant 

Host organization: Fondation Amane pour la Protection de l'Enfance (FAPE) 

Working language: French (Arabic an asset) 

Duration of the mandate : 10 months 


The International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), a Canadian NGO dedicated to the protection and promotion of children's rights, is seeking, within the framework of its PRIDE (Project for the Integral Reinforcement of Children's Rights) voluntary cooperation programme, a Communications Advisor to support its partner, the Fondation Amane pour la Protection de l'Enfance (FAPE). 

Through this mandate, share your skills and expertise to advise, strengthen, and train FAPE's communications team to support them in the implementation of their mission. The mandate includes the development of an external communication plan, the design of related tools, technical support to the various activities of the organization, among other tasks. 


The Fondation Amane pour la Protection de l'Enfance (FAPE) is an association that works to improve the living conditions of children from families in difficult situations in the province of Taroudant and throughout Morocco. Its work focuses on qualitative, relational and transitional social work and the development of a territorial child protection system. It benefits from Moroccan and international expertise in social work, paediatrics, education, safeguarding and children's rights.  

For more information: www.amane-fape.com   


The volunteer will be responsible for :  

  • Support FAPE in :
  • Carrying out a diagnosis of the organisation's internal and external communication and identifying its needs in terms of tools and strategies  
  • The development and implementation of an external communication plan in close collaboration with the person in charge of communications and advocacy of the organisation 
  • Updating and/or developing internal and external communication tools
  • Strengthening its communication capacities through advice, team training and the development of related materials
  • Capitalising on and disseminating innovative experiences and initiatives, particularly via social networks 
  • Writing and layout of the annual activity report and improvement of the website and newsletter
  • Providing technical and methodological support to the partner organisation in the development and updating of internal and external communication plans, procedures and tools
  • Actively participate in initiatives, events or activities planned by the partner organisation in the framework of PRIDE
  • Support the strengthening of the partner organisation in all other activities related to its expertise 

Other tasks related to the PRIDE project:   

  • Support the activities of the PRIDE Social Laboratory 
  • Write progress reports on the activities carried out during the mandate  
  • Participate in the promotion of international volunteering in Canada by contributing to IBCR's communication efforts (writing articles or blog posts on the volunteering experience, videos, interviews, events...)  



Technical Skills:  

  • Undergraduate degree in communications or related field 
  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience in communications-related functions or relevant experience related to the mandate
  • Fluency in written and spoken French. The person must be able to write, revise, comment and correct texts in French.
  • Relevant experience in organisational communication and in developing communication plans and strategies
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training and provide recommendations
  • Experience in web management, newsletter and social networks
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and tools from the Outlook environment (Teams, mail, SharePoint, Forms, etc.) and Google (Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, etc.) 

People skills :   

  • High adaptability and ability to be flexible in the face of change
  • Excellent interpersonal and participatory skills
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and be proactive 
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality
  • Promotion of a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within the partner organisation's team and with other volunteers 


  • Knowledge of written and spoken Arabic 
  • Experience in a developing country or in international cooperation
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in human and/or children's rights
  • Knowledge of gender equality principles
  • Knowledge of international development issues
  • Knowledge of Canada's volunteer cooperation programme 

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to criminal record checks and reference checks. 


In addition to an incomparable professional and human experience, you will benefit from advantageous conditions including  : 

  • A monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Round trip airfare, visa and/or residence permit paid for if required 
  • Individual insurance for emergency medical care 
  • Reimbursement for mandatory vaccinations*. 
  • Pre-departure and ongoing support and mentoring by a regional project representative in your region of deployment
  • Pre-departure training dedicated to PRIDE, allowing you to acquire practical skills and meet other volunteers
  • Support and feedback on your return to Canada at the end of the assignment
  • Join a passionate and multicultural team that is committed to the implementation of human rights, children's rights and gender equality  

*Vaccines can be reimbursed up to a maximum of $200 

About the PRIDE programme:  

The Project for the Integral Enhancement of Children's Rights (PRIDE), implemented by the International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), aims to improve the well-being and protection of children, especially girls, and to promote their rights worldwide in a sustainable manner.  

The seven-year project (2020-2027) is part of Canada's Volunteer Cooperation Programme and will see over 250 professional volunteers deployed in 11 countries. 

By sharing the skills of these volunteers and qualified mentors with a network of committed partners, PRIDE contributes to the strengthening of child protection in the countries where it is present. 

For more information: www.ibcr.org/fr/pride  

Engaging with PRIDE means : 

  • Working to create safe and protective environments for children
  • Live an enriching professional and human experience 
  • Contributing to a development project with a sustainable impact 
  • Joining a network of more than 30 long-standing organisations in Latin America, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be at the heart of social innovation in child protection 

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Duration of the contract:

10 months

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