Gender Advisor In Rural And Indigenous Communities (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Bolivia

Start Date Mar – May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 2 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

About E-Volunteering

 

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

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The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

As a Gender Advisor you will work directly with The Foundation for the Conservation of the Chiquitqano Forest an organization in Bolivia that focuses on developing actives in different fields of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development that have an impact on socio-economic and environmental issues. You will be living in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and working indigenous and rural communities. Calling on your experience, you will enhance Gender Equality and Social Inclusion by sharing best practices designing materials and proving training sessions to various groups about relent gender issues in Bolivia. Your goal will be to prepare indigenous and rural communities with knowledge and skills required to be forward thinkers in gender related issues.

Apply to this position and let’s make a difference together!

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Explore and systemize context, power and vulnerability analysis - tools.

- Develop gender related tools for trainings to be used at Indigenous and rural communities.

- Advise on methods to introduce Gender Mainstreaming in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

- Exchange of lessons learned and experiences about working in Indigenous and rural Communities with a Gender Focus.

- Provide advice to ongoing issues and concerns presented during the time of e-placement.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in social sciences or other relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

- Work experience with Indigenous and rural communities in Gender Mainstreaming

- Advanced knowledge on tools used for training, project development and context analysis with a Gender Focus.

 

About Our Partner

 

Chiquitano Forest Conservation Foundation

The Chiquitano Forest Conservation Foundation (FCBC) supports and promotes conservation and sustainable   development in the Chiquitano Forest ecoregion through technical training, knowledge management, research and financing, co-management of funds and implementation of projects, which are carried out together with the actors of the region and with different partner organizations. Thus, the FCBC promotes different initiatives with local and foreign economic resources together with local partners (municipalities, communities, associations, etc.), as well as organizations from Canada, European Union and UNDP, to name a few.

 

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