Gender And Leadership Advisor
Location Chiro, Ethiopia
Start Date May 2019 – July 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 10 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.
Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.
The Volunteer’s Role
Women’s rights and gender sensitivity is one of the biggest challenges to gaining proper nutrition in Ethiopia.
The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. The implementation of the project, led by CARE Ethiopia, will involve deploying volunteers to strengthen the institutional and community nutrition capacity of the different sectors engaged in the implementation of GROW.
Your role as Gender and Leadership Advisor will be to assist the GROW project improve nutrition practices and services for women and children through gender sensitivity initiatives. Your role will be to generate engagement opportunities for boys and men and contribution to creating team building manuals for the project staff.
Apply to this position today and help empower women and create gender equality in Ethiopia.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Mainstream male engagement across all interventions and identify potential challenges
- Identify the contribution of nutrition specific and nutrition interventions towards women empowerment
- Lead staff transformation dialogues every quarter and assess its contribution to the project and personal development
- Revise sector plans from a gender perspective and ensure gender is mainstreamed across all sectors; and co-facilitate the gender mainstreaming meeting
- Conduct gap assessment on multi-sectoral coordination at NCC and NTC level and develop team building manual
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Masters Degree in gender studies; sociology; social work; public leadership
Essential Professional Background:
- 5 years of experience working in leadership role with focus on women empowerment
About Our Partner
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
CARE works with the poorest communities in 95 countries to:
- Improve basic health and education
- Enhance rural livelihoods and food security
- Increase access to clean water and sanitation
- Expand economic opportunity
- Help vulnerable people adapt to climate change
- Provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies
CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to pre-departure training, an international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.