Gender And Nutrition Advisor

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Location: Harrar, Ethiopia

Start Date Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement: 9 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role: The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the gender and nutrition sensitiveness of development interventions in the zone

As a volunteer, you will:

-Design and implement sectoral gender and nutrition capacity building activities

-Assist in planning of the sectoral nutrition interventions

-Design and implement gender equality, and optimal maternal and child care practice promotion campaigns

-Assist in the design and implementation of women and adolescent empowerment activities

-Assist in assessment of women, adolescents, and children nutritional status

Essential Academic Qualifications: BSc. /MSc. degree in Gender and Deployment Studies, Demography, Sociology/Social Anthropology or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- At least three years’ work experience in managing /advising gender and development interventions

-Hands on experience in design of women empowerment interventions Support Package

- 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

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- 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


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