Communications & Training E-Fellow

Online, Remote
Communications & Training
4 Months
October 2021


Contribute to the success of the HerStart Innovate the Future program by flexing your communications, facilitation and creativity skills. Collaborate on the design and delivery of innovative trainings and resources for the HerStart social entrepreneurship programs in Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda and the HerStart Fellowship programs globally. This is an opportunity to strengthen your CV with practical resource development, facilitation and design experience. In the process, learn about women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship – pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of work and social impact globally.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Actively engage in and complete orientation training modules on diverse topics including social entrepreneurship, climate action and gender equality 
  • Lead on the design and facilitation of Fellowship Community of Practice sessions and materials to engage and empower HerStart Fellows across each country
  • Support the team in improving, designing, editing and testing trainings, platforms and resources for the HerStart Fellowship and social entrepreneurship programs  
  • Complete partnership and opportunity mapping to support business development and Fellowship recruitment strategies 
  • Support in the development and promotion of communications materials for the program, including internal program updates and the HerStory Podcast series 
  • Contribute high quality resources and opportunities to the HerStart Toolkit and Resources Database 
  • Collaborate virtually with staff, partners and fellows in each country to coordinate program logistics and engage in the overall HerStart community 

Desired Qualifications for this Position

  • Experience in facilitating trainings, developing educational resources and designing communications materials 
  • Passion for learning, facilitation and supporting the knowledge and skill development of others 
  • Strong communications and design skills with high attention to detail 
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of diverse platforms and interest in learning new ones (including Canva, Slack, Airtable and Mighty Networks) 
  • Strong organization, teamwork and time management skills in virtual settings 
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative  
  • Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have fluent or professional level English (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to commit to full term of engagement at 21 hours/week during weekdays
  • Currently enrolled in or graduated from a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma, or have the equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrate interest in the fields of international development, gender equality, climate action and/or social entrepreneurship
  • Access to a computer with standard software applications and stable internet connection
  • Flexibility in schedule, particularly mornings (able to attend most weekday meetings and trainings coordinated across different time zones)
  • Proficiency in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Note: Individuals from all age, gender, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.


  • Contribute to women’s economic empowerment: Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global partners to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Amplify your personal and professional growth: Whether you’re a recent grad, mid-career or experienced professional, you’ll receive unique opportunities to boost your CV and build transferable skills, such as cross-cultural communication, project management, research and more.
  • Access high-quality training and resources: You’ll receive specialized training and resources from our global partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender equality, social enterprise, monitoring and evaluation and climate action.
  • Be part of an international network: You’ll connect with like-minded, passionate Canadians, partner organizations and youth around the globe.