Volunteer opportunities

Communication Advisor

*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only

Country  Honduras

City: Tegucigalpa

Language of Work: Spanish  + French /and or English


The International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), a Canadian NGO dedicated to the protection and promotion of children's rights, is looking for a communications advisor to support its partner, the CICESCT, as part of its PRIDE (Project for the Integral Strengthening of Children's Rights) voluntary cooperation programme.

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


The Inter-institutional Commission against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons of Honduras (CICESCT) is a decentralised body of the Honduran State whose objective is to promote, articulate, monitor and execute actions for the prevention, protection and eradication of the crimes of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons in all its forms, through the implementation of specialised public policies in this area.

For more information : cicesct.gob.hn


The volunteer will be responsible for : 

  • To support CISESCT in :
    • Carrying out a diagnosis of the organisation's communication and identifying its needs and those of its partners in terms of tools and strategies
    • The development and implementation of an external communication plan in close collaboration with the members of the communication and promotion team
    • Updating or developing internal and external communication tools
    • Strengthening its communication capacities through consultancy, team training and the development of related materials and spaces
    • Writing and formatting the annual activity report and improving the website and newsletter
    • Carrying out advocacy and awareness-raising activities in line with its mission
    • Capitalising on and disseminating innovative experiences and initiatives, particularly via social networks
    • Documenting, managing and systematising information, particularly through the use of new technologies
  • Provide technical and methodological support to the partner organisation in the development and updating of strategic communication plans, procedures and tools
  • Develop communication and awareness raising tools and materials on children's rights and/or trafficking or exploitation of persons
  • 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 : 

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish plus  French/and or English
  • University degree in communications or related field
  • At least 2-4 years experience in communications-related functions or relevant experience related to the mandate
  • Experience in developing strategies and using communication tools
  • Experience in web management, newsletter and social networking
  • 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


  • Experience in organising and facilitating workshops and trainings
  • 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 results-based management
  • 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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