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Institutional Strengthening Advisor – Gender and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming in Cali, Columbia for a placement period of twelve (12) months
The Objective of the Role:
The objective of the placement is to provide technical support and guidance to Fundación Carvajal, a non-profit organization created in 1997 with the main goal to improve the social conditions of most vulnerable communities in Cali and the rural zone in Valle del Cauca (Colombia), in the implementation of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Action Plan, with strategic partners of the Sustainable Colombian Opportunities for Peacebuilding and Employment (SCOPE) project and within the partner organization, with the purpose that the activities are incorporated into the practices of these organizations.
- Conduct training that seeks to bring awareness on topics of gender and social inclusion (GESI) for the staff of the implementing partner and the strategic partners of the Sustainable Colombian Opportunities for Peacebuilding and Employment (SCOPE) project in the cities of Cali and Buenaventura.
- Support the strategic partners in the process of creating and implementing an internal gender equality and social inclusion policy within the partner organizations.
- Support the implementation of activities necessary to identify ways to overcome barriers to access and of the permanence of the population in situation of vulnerability.
- Support the partner organizations' HR team in the implementation of measures that promote inclusive selection, recruitment and retention of personnel.
- Systematize good practices and lessons learned and report on them.
Requirements needed for the Institutional Strengthening Advisor – Gender and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming opportunity:
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science or a related field
- Strong ability and experience in project design, strategic planning, business management and capacity building
- Strong experience in field visits and community work
- Other helpful education and experience backgrounds would include:
- Course in gender studies, international development, sociology, education, management, human resources
- Experience in designing and/or implementing gender strategies for organizations
- Experience working with populations affected by conflicts in urban environments in Latin America
The Benefits of Volunteering with Cuso International:
- Cuso International will help you with and provide you with the following for your placement…
- Return airfare and visa/permit costs
- Accommodation while overseas
- A modest living allowance during your placement
- Modest support for an accompanying partner and dependants who accompany you for placements of twelve (12) months or more
- Any costs related to required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program during your placement period and upon your return home
- Your travel and accommodation costs for Cuso International’s re-integration weekend
About Cuso International:
Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. They envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society. They believe in the power of people, value diversity and take responsibility for their actions and proactively demonstrate that they work with and on behalf of others. Cuso International works in developing countries across the world and currently has programs in eighteen countries.
Other Important Information:
Only open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information about the role and the partner organization, please visit Cuso International’s “Current Placements” job board and view the individual posting for this role, or click on the URL included in this posting if present.
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.
If You Are Interested, We Want To Hear From You:
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.cusointernational.org and click on the 'Volunteer' tab, then the 'Current Placements' to apply directly.