Gender Advisor

Gender Advisor
Cuso International, Dominica

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Aug 29, 2022
Last Date
Sep 29, 2022
Location(s)

Job Description

Location: Roseau, Dominica

Start Date: January 2023

Placement Length: 10 Months

Language Requirements: English Level 4-Advanced

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of the placement is to strengthen the capacity of the Gender Division to implement gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) into its policies, programs and services that meet the needs and rights of women and vulnerable groups, including the prevention of Gender-Based Violence.

As a volunteer, you will support the capacity strengthening of staff through training on gender equality mainstreaming including the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for GESI integration into programming. You will serve as the gender expert to mainstream gender equality across the broader ministry and other ministries.

BLUEPRINTS is being implemented in four countries: Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St. Vincent amp; the Grenadines. You will work in close collaboration with 3 other Gender Experts in Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent amp; the Grenadines. You will also work with a local In Country Program Support Officer to coordinate support to the Gender Divisions and ministries.


As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conduct an assessment of staff capacity to implement gendered policies, programs and services
  • Support the development and training resources and conduct training sessions with staff from various ministries, departments amp; agencies (MDAs) on gender equality mainstreaming into their programs using a human-rights-based approach.
  • Support the development and implementation of gender policies and GBV-related policies.
  • Support the development of GESI/RBA indicators to monitor and report on the effectiveness of program implementation (beyond sex-disaggregated data).
  • Support the updating of the centre's monitoring and evaluation system to measure the program’s impact, progress and tracking of participant development.

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in social/political sciences, international development, human rights, gender studies, social work, law, public policy, or related fields


Essential Background:

  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in a position related to the promotion of gender equality, diversity and/or women’s development issues
  • Experience working with government agencies and senior management
  • Experience in training and facilitation


What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!



About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.


Project - BluePrints for Gender Equality

Cuso will be implementing the four-year BLUEPRINTS project funded by the Government of Canada Global Affairs Canada (GAC); the main focus of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local governments in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to integrate gender into policies, programs, and services to better reflect the needs, perspectives and interests of the Caribbean’s most vulnerable women and girls.


Partner - Ministry of Social Services

The Bureau of Gender Affairs within the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs seeks to promote and advance the concerns of women and gender issues to assist women and men in realizing their full potential through the attainment of gender equity and equality.

Requirements


Benefits

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.


Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies

Job Specification

Job Rewards and Benefits

Cuso International

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