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Job Description

About the opportunity
We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly team as a web editing volunteer keeping the public informed of our fundraising efforts in the UK, and the real successes those funds are being turned into by our development workers Robert and Nyasha out in Zimbabwe. You will be comfortable using web content editing platforms; writing web copy; and may have the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas for improvements to the existing site. You will also be responsible for ensuring hyperlinks are functioning and other small maintenance tasks.

If you are looking for a flexible, high impact volunteering role where your skills will be valued then please come and join us!

About The SEED Project
SEED is a grassroots charity working in partnership with communities in Zimbabwe (where unemployment is at 90%) to create lasting, sustainable change.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone skilled in both IT and copywriting who can make an ongoing commitment to our work. An interest in international development would be an advantage.

Reports to:
Volunteer Coordinator

Location:
Home based. You will require regular access to the internet.

Time commitment:
Approximately 10 hours per month. Flexible commitment.

Purpose:
To assist The SEED Project in delivering high-quality projects in Zimbabwe by ensuring our website is up to date, functioning well and is well maintained.

Tasks:
Updating the website with content provided by the Volunteer Coordinator
Checking links have not gone inactive
Performing news updates and maintenance 
Providing suggestions for improvement to make the website easier to navigate or use
Compressing and uploading photos
Providing monthly traffic reports

Skills & qualities needed:
In-depth knowledge of HTML code essential 
Backend experience essential 
Ability to use web editing platforms
A good eye for layout and knowledge of best practice in website design
Good team working skills
An awareness and sensitivity to good public relations
Excellent and concise written English
Copywriting skills
An interest in community based development work in Africa

Support provided:
Reasonable expenses (such as travel by public transport, petrol, and reimbursement for phone calls and stationery)
Regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator
An induction in the work of The SEED Project
Any relevant on the job training

Benefit to volunteer:
An opportunity to gain experience in international development
A reference for future jobs
A flexible opportunity to fit around existing commitments 
Work from home
Make a real impact in a small but effective charity
A chance to add to your web design and copywriting portfolio

Other considerations:
The volunteer needs to have their own computer, an excellent internet connection and the ability to work remotely. 

The suitable volunteer might be selected before the closing date.

Please note:
We do not require someone who is seeking to gain experience in building a new website.

To apply:
Please send a letter of motivation, and outline your skills that are relevant to this post to Kevin Cusack.