The Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is a Canadian charity and licensed not-for-profit professional engineering consultancy. CAWST teaches people how to access safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in their homes, schools, and clinics, using simple, affordable technologies. To do so, CAWST transfers knowledge and skills to organizations and individuals in low- and middle-income countries by offering workshops, open content training resources, and consulting services.
CAWST's work directly relates to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), which strongly interlinks with SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality and empowering all women and girls), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).
The communications marketing coordinator will work closely with the communications and donor initiatives teams to support the annual Gift of Water fundraising campaign and engage Canadians in awareness and education about the SDGs. The role would contribute to the development of compelling and thoughtful materials that report on our impact in addressing the UN SDGs. Furthermore, this work engages a Canadian audience to learn more about the UN SDGs and the role Canada plays in contributing to greater social and economic equality and inclusion worldwide.
The successful candidate will bring their skills and energy to develop interesting, engaging, and timely content in a collaborative setting. This is a role that would be suitable for someone who is passionate about global issues around water, sanitation, and hygiene, matched with an aptitude for storytelling, public engagement, and social media. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter and strong writer who has excellent organizational skills and pays close attention to detail. Everything we do at CAWST, we do in partnership - come join us!
Tâches et responsabilités
The intern will be responsible for supporting communications activities related to CAWST’s annual Gift of Water campaign and promoting CAWST’s work with external audiences. Principal responsibilities will include:
- Developing, writing, and editing engaging content through visual and/or written storytelling that is accurate, timely, and relevant to our key external audiences.
- Interviewing subject matter experts and partner organizations to identify and create compelling stories that may be used for social media, blog posts, email marketing, website, infographics, videos, graphics, and more!
- Researching and keeping up to date with sector trends and news to identify new opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses to inform our communications marketing strategy.
- Be willing to jump in and support the communications and donor initiatives teams with other ad-hoc duties, as required.
Connaissances et compétences
- Knowledge of UN Sustainable Development Goals and interest in the not-for-profit sector.
- Knowledge of water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges in low- and middle-income countries.
- Interest in learning and exploring communications marketing trends, always striving to add value.
- Self-starter with the confidence to work independently, be organized, and meet deadlines.
- Strong writing skills.
- Basic understanding of various activities within communications (media relations, paid media, storytelling, e-mail marketing, etc.).
- Thirst to learn and contribute to the learning of others. A commitment to practice and grow cultural humility.
High School and up.
Passion and enthusiasm for creating a world where everyone has the opportunity to succeed because their basic water, sanitation, and hygiene needs are being met.
Les stagiaires admissibles :
- Sont âgés de 15 à 30 ans au début du stage
- Sont citoyens canadiens, résidents permanents ou détenteurs du statut de réfugié au Canada1
- Sont légalement autorisés à travailler en vertu des lois et règlements provinciaux et fédéraux applicables
- Sont disponibles à travailler pour une durée flexible allant jusqu’à 6 mois d’ici le 1er mars 2021
- N’ont pas été employés par l’employeur avant le début du stage (ne s’appliquent pas aux placements ou stages étudiants antérieurs, mais cela doit être clairement identifié par l’employeur)
1Le statut de réfugié doit être conféré aux termes de la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés. Les personnes en attente du statut de réfugié et celles qui détiennent un visa de séjour temporaire, visa d’étudiant ou permis de travail, ne peuvent participer à une initiative de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse.