The Gender Specialist will identify how the outcomes of the Gender Action Plan for Guyana can most effectively be achieved, developing new areas of work and providing training/capacity building to partners, staff and volunteers to become gender sensitive and mainstream gender in their programs.
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Organization: Cuso International
ABOUT CUSO INTERNATIONAL
Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works through volunteers. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are one of North America’s leading international development organizations that works through volunteers
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Cuso Guyana is part of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region of Cuso International. The region is divided into three sub regions with Guyana part of the Caribbean sub-region. The sub-region has a new regional strategy (2013-2019) focusing on youth social and economic empowerment. The outcomes of the Caribbean strategy are:
1. Improved capacity of traditional and alternative systems of justice to uphold the rights of children and youth at risk of being offenders or victims;
2. Improved enabling environment for employability, enterprise development and entrepreneurship;
3. Increased participation of youth in volunteerism and decisions that affect them at community, national and regional levels.
Cuso International has committed to promoting gender equality in all international programming and operations and a new policy on gender has been developed. In keeping with this commitment, Guyana carried out research on gender equality in Guyana and developed recommendations which were captured in a final report titled the Gender Action Plan for Guyana in 2013.
THE VOLUNTEER’S ROLE
Overall placement purpose:
To identify how the outcomes of the Gender Action Plan for Guyana can most effectively be achieved, developing new areas of work and providing training/capacity building to partners, staff and volunteers to become gender sensitive and mainstream gender in their programs.
Specific volunteer placement objectives:
Implement recommendations contained in the Gender Action Plan
Pro-actively engage partners to work on gender equality issues; identify best practicesto scale up with other partners
Develop and offer gender training to partners, Cuso staff and volunteers
Provide support to volunteers, staff, and Cuso partners on gender issues and input tothe Cuso Caribbean gender strategy
Network with international partners
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Gender, Business/Public Admin,Law, Social Work or a related field; Masters is preferred
Minimum 2-4 years practical experience in the promotion of gender equality, diversityand/or women’s development issues and gender mainstreaming
Project management, research and policy development skills
Experience in participatory methodologies; training experience is an asset
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods, resource mobilization & ability to workin partnerships are assets
Cultural competency and knowledge of the Caribbean region are assets
TRAINING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Our training and support package covers the costs of being an overseas volunteer, allowing you toenjoy a modest but healthy lifestyle while you volunteer abroad. This includes:
Attendance at a Cuso International assessment day (candidates must cover the first $150of the most cost-effective travel expenses and accommodation costs);
Travel and accommodation costs associated with pre-departure training;
Return airfare and visa/permit (this includes a return flight in the case of a familyemergency);
Coverage for required vaccinations, medications and comprehensive health insurance;
Accommodation while overseas;
A modest living allowance, which varies depending on the country where you are placed;
Quarterly payments to support you in your placement;
Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents.
Please apply online, quoting referral code GUY0356/0013/0001and the name of the placement.