Volunteer opportunities

Communication Advisor

*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only

Working language: French and Arabic (Moroccan Darija) 


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 voluntary cooperation programme PRIDE (Project for the Integral Reinforcement of Children's Rights), a communications advisor to support its partner, the Association d'appui à Unité de protection de l'enfance (AAUPE)

Through this mandate, share your skills and expertise in order to advise, strengthen, and train the AAUPE team in communications to support the implementation of its mission. The mandate includes the development of an action plan, the design of related tools, technical support to the various activities of the organization, among other tasks. 



The Association for the Support of the Child Protection Unit (UPE) in Casablanca works to provide services for children in difficult situations. It provides permanent listening, diagnosis, medical, psychological, legal and social support, as well as research into the possibilities of rehabilitation and reintegration of these children into their families or into a temporary care structure. It also monitors and evaluates the childcare services.



The volunteer will be responsible for :

  • Support the PSU Support Association and the PSU in : 
    • Carrying out a diagnosis of the organisations' communications and identifying their needs in terms of tools and strategies  
    • Developing an action plan for the organisations' communications
    • Updating and/or developing communication tools
    • Strengthening its capacity to communicate the organisations' mandate and activities through consultancy, team training and the development of related materials
  • Providing the partner organisation with technical and methodological support for the development and updating of internal and external communication plans, procedures and tools
  • Actively participate in PRIDE initiatives, events or activities planned by the partner organisation
  • Support the strengthening of the partner organisation in all other activities related to its expertise 


Other tasks related to the PRIDE project :  

  • Support the animation of the PRIDE Social Laboratory activities
  • Write progress reports on the activities carried out during the mandate
  • Participate in the promotion of international volunteering in Canada by participating in 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 developing communication plans and strategies 
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training and provide recommendations 
  • Strong analytical and writing skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Outlook (Teams, mail, SharePoint, Forms, etc.) and Google (Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, etc.) 

Human skills :  

  • Highly adaptable and flexible in the face of change 
  • Excellent interpersonal and participatory skills 
  • Ability to work 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 


  • Ability to speak, understand and write in Moroccan Arabic (Darija) 
  • 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

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Duration of the contract:

10 months

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