Gender Specialist (Online volunteer, Spanish required)

at Cuso International (view profile)
Location 44 Eccles Street, #200
Date Posted Mar 6
Category Accessible Community
Opportunity Type Volunteer
Subject Area Legal/advocacy
Estimated time (hours) 2-7 hours a week for 3 months
Targeted Skills Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Social Work

Description

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Nicaragua

Start Date Mar 2019

Length of Placement 3 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

 

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

 

Are you passionate about gender equality and education? This role is for you!

Padre Fabretto, a leading educational organization in Nicaragua, is looking for a volunteer to guide them in developing a gender diagnostic and gender policy. Your expertise will help the organization in their efforts to be more gender sensitive and develop gender equality training for the students they work with across the country.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Support and guide Padre Fabretto in the process of completing a gender diagnostic;

- Help develop an organizational gender policy for the organization;

- Provide guidance in the development of an action plan for the implementation of the gender policy.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Studies, or another relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

- Strong knowledge of gender equality and inclusion practices;

- Experience developing gender policy or gender programming in the NGO sector;

- Experience developing training for various audiences.

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