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Communication Officer in Mozambique


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Country: Mozambique
Organization: We World GVC
Closing date: 9 Aug 2020

WEWORLD-GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain), Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) and ActionAid Hellas (Greece) are international non-governmental organizations that have joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers supporting and complementing Humanitarian Aid in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Southern and Central America” project. The project’s aim is to improve the response and the resilience capacities of the most vulnerable local communities through needs-based humanitarian aid (HA) in the Middle East, Asia, Southern and Central America and Africa with the deployment of 58 EU Aid Volunteers and 4 online volunteers.

Since 2000, GVC has been working in Mozambique in the food security and education sectors in many areas of the country including the provinces of Maputo, Manica and Cabo Delgado. We support small producers, family agriculture, autonomy and consumption of local products, as well as a fair access to markets and the protection of the rights of agricultural workers. We fight food insecurity, malnutrition and exploitation of natural and human resources. Improving access to food and increasing sustainable agricultural production represents GVC’s strategy in Food Security. In the educational sector, GVC’s actions focus on literacy and vocational training, mainly targeting women and young people, through the promotion of a community-based approach which highlights local knowledge, reinforcing the relationship between community and school in combating school drop-out and social exclusion. In the emergency sector, WW-GVC work in the food security and wash.


Technical tasks

Contributing to the creation of materials to be published on the website and on the social media;

Planning the production of web contents;

Manage communication on social networks;

Manage the preparation and publication of the monthly newsletter;

Promote awareness campaigns and mobilization of funds;

Manage and enrich the photo and video archive of WeWorld-GVC;

Writing of articles and press releases.

Coordination tasks

Participate in the meetings staff and with the Headquarter

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention and response;

Train local volunteers on organization and implementation of volunteer-based activities, when applicable;

Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;

Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field;

Gather audiovisual materials to be used in a public awareness activity in the volunteer's local community in Europe;

In coordination with the NGOs partner of the project, organize and carry out a public awareness activity once back in Europe.

Other: The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required.



Degree in communication, political science and related studies;

Specific media & communication studies desired;


Fluent in Portoguese and/or Spanish both written and spoken;

At least working knowledge of English.


Excellent knowledge and good general knowledge of the full Office suite;

Stress management;


Team working;

Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions;

Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;

Good ability to adapt to the situation of instability;

Ability to write reports and press releases; knowledge of web 2.0 and its potential for the internet positioning;

Knowledge of the main CMS, the application office and e-mail tools;

Knowledge and passion for digital technologies and the web marketing (including SEO, SEM, Google AdWords / AdGrant, Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Linkedin Ads, HTML, CMS, web and social analytics);

Knowledge in the use of photo editing tools (eg. Adobe Photoshop), and basic graphical management for text and graphics.


Good general knowledge of the full Office suite;

Previous experience in developing countries;

Professional experience in similar activities (communications office, digital marketing, publishing activities) of at least 2 years:

Prior volunteer experience is an asset.


Learning Opportunities

The EU Aid Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a 9-12-days in presence training before her/his deployment. The in presence training will have a standard part for all the candidates and some optional modules, decided according to the competences of the EU Aid Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization. The EU Aid Volunteer will have a Learning and Development Plan for the on-going assessment of her/his competences during the deployment.

Working and Living Conditions

Hosting Organization: WeWorld-GVC Mozambique; Length of Deployment: 12 months; Deployment duty station: Maputo, Mozambique. Conditions of service during deployment: · A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (458,62 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport. · In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen. · Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization. · The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field. · For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

Conditions related to in-presence training:
· If a candidate volunteer is working outside of the EU, travel costs will be fully covered if EU citizens legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country); · EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months; On the contrary, only travel costs from an EU country to the training venue shall be covered if: · EU citizens on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts less than 18 months; · EU citizens selected by the same organization or affiliate with which they have an on-going assignment in the third country if this assignment is longer than 18 months; Please note that more than one candidate per position will attend the training, to create an additional pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs.

How to apply:

Applications are made directly within WeWorld-GVC, please apply here.

Eligibility and exception criteria

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Availability for the following activities:
• Training in presence in October or November 2020;
• Pre-deployment induction in WE WORLD-GVC HQ, in Bologna in December 2020;
• Deployment starting from the date specified in the vacancy.

Minimum Requirements

WE WORLD-GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Shortlisting and Interviews

• To apply, the candidate shall fill out the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 10/08/2020 to 10/09/2020.
• In case of changes of the dates, the candidates will be notified.

Interview Process

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The candidates selected for the training will be notified at least one month before the training. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• Please note that more than one candidate per position will attend the training;
• The final decision about the candidate to be deployed will be taken by sending and hosting organization after the training.

Expected date decision on outcome: 15/11/2020

For further information, write at volunteers@gvc.weworld.it

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