Communications officer on women and girls in Monastir with the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES)

Internship Opportunity

Location: Ksibet Mediouni (Monastir), Tunisia


Host organisation: Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES)

FTDES is a non-governmental, neutral organization, independent of any political party and religious institution. It was created in 2011 to defend the economic and social rights at the national and international levels.


Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.



Support the FTDES’ communications strategy on the rights of women and girls:

• Help develop a logic model and a performance measurement framework (PMF).

• Review Monastir's communications strategy for the women's and girls' rights agenda.

• Mobilize local members, partners and some beneficiaries of FTDES in Monastir.

• Document the testimonials.

• Develop complementary elements to strengthen the current strategy and make the FTDES’ and other women's organizations in the regions education and advocacy campaigns more effective.

• Design communication tools to educate women and girls in the region about their rights and the services available to help them defend their rights.

• Produce texts and podcasts for the FTDES website about the socio-economic rights of women and girls.

• Organize trainings for trainers for the team and volunteers to strengthen the use of ICT and video for advocacy purposes.

• Evaluate and document the process.


Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


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