Digital Media Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Digital Media Specialist with basic working proficiency in French, strong website building and social media skills, and a degree in media, communications, computer science, or a writing-intensive field is needed to work with Dare To Innovate (Osez Innover) in Guinea. The core of Dare to Innovate’s mission is building a movement of young entrepreneurs, who through training, collaboration, business development, and social innovation will take charge in the economic advancement of their country. While Guinea lags in physical infrastructure, digital links connect their networks of entrepreneurs and business partners. This assignment will strengthen DTI’s digital outlets and use them to bolster community building and program outreach. DTI is looking for a volunteer with a passion for digital media and an enthusiasm for start-up culture. Applicants should be invigorated by working with entrepreneurs and website design, and those with non-profit, marketing, and/or communications experience are especially encouraged to apply.

The PCRV will work closely with Dare to Innovate’s media staff as well as staff members across the organization to understand and express the many aspects of DTI’s operations, and they will also engage directly with entrepreneurs to help promote digital business activity and to teach best practices. The PCRV will also build and expand DTI’s website for accessible use by entrepreneurs, partners, and other interested parties; craft and document entrepreneur stories and DTI project narratives to be suitable for online presentation, and supplemental training to staff members on website and digital media best practices. The overall goal of the assignment is to help build DTI’s digital presence and support the youth entrepreneurial ecosystem DTI represents.

Partner Information

Dare to Innovate

Required Skills

• A degree in media, communications, computer science, or writing-intensive field
• Basic working proficiency in French is mandatory
• Strong website building capacity, including familiarity with HTML and CSS, as well as Squarespace, WordPress, or comparable platforms
• General competency across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
• Experience working or volunteering in a developing country and across cultures

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Guinea, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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