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Website Designer (E-Volunteer)

Job Title

Website Designer (E-Volunteer)

Project

Volunteers for Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities (V4H2)

Country

Tanzania

Partner Organization

IADO

Placement Location

Home based

Duration

3-4 Weeks

Start Date

January 2018 (or as soon as possible)

Pre-Departure Training Dates

N/A

Eligibility Requirements

Open to all

Language Requirements

Essential:
English

Desirable:
Kiswahili

Academic Qualifications

Essential:

  • A university degree in computer science or other related field/experience.

Desirable:

  • Coursework in website design

Professional Background/Skills

Essential:

  • Experience as a web designer
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript or other similar tools
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

Desirable:

  • Previous international work / volunteer experience in Tanzania or other developing country
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills
  • Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability

Placement Goal and Objectives (Preliminary)

Overall Goal:

To review the current organization’s website and build a new template to better reflect the organization’s needs, programs and impact.

Specific Goals:
• Conceptualize original website design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex roadblocks
• Consult with previous volunteers and international staff to discuss website needs
• Create basic, yet functional website to feature IADO’s programs, staffs and community impact
• Hold Skype session with IADO staff providing instructions on how to maintain/update website as required
• Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards (as needed)

How to Apply

If interested, please send your resume and a covering letter which clearly indicate the position you are applying for, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of this posting. Resume and cover letters can be sent to: Kristen Rodrigues at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Veterinarians Without Borders

For about ten years, Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontières (VWB/VSF-Canada) has been sending Canadian Veterinarians and Vet students to poor communities around the world to help increase the knowledge and skills of small-scale farmers to keep their cows, chickens, goats, pigs, guinea fowl and other livestock healthy, well-fed and housed securely.

VWB/VSF-Canada works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environment that sustain us. VWB/VSF-Canada works nationally and internationally to improve animal health knowledge, livelihoods development and public health.

About the Project: Volunteers for Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities (V4H2)

Volunteers for Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities (V4H2) project is a five-year program funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the Volunteer-Cooperation Program (VCP). For five years (from 2015 to 2020), Over 100 Canadian volunteers will work with local organizations and community partners in six developing countries to help create integrated animal health systems that will help to strengthen the livelihoods and household nutrition of livestock small-scale farmers.


This program operates in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Lao PDR, and Vietnam. We work hand in hand with subsistence farmers (small-scale livestock producers) most of whom are women in developing capacity and increasing knowledge on promoting healthy relationship between animals, people and the environment. Majority of our partners are in remote and rural areas with very limited access to quality and affordable animal health services. Our volunteers work with our partners to identify and alleviate challenges around livestock farming as well as providing knowledge and education on zoonotic diseases that can be passed from animals to humans. Through this program, VWB strives to promote food security, gender equality and sustainable ecosystems as well as making meaningful contributions towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.


We will be looking to recruit professors of veterinary medicine, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal and human nutritionists, laboratory experts, rural development specialists, food safety specialists, horticulturalists, community health workers, gender specialists, animal & public health professionals and other technical experts to support the specific needs identified by our local partners.

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311 – 700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 0Y9

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