Position: Gender Advisor
Employer: Cuso International
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Location Georgetown, Guyana
Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 11 Months
Language Requirements English
The overall purpose of this placement is to support World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas and its Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) partners to implement the gender component of the program to allow for increased participation and contribution to natural resources and environmental governance decision making processes.
The specific objectives of the Cuso Volunteer are to:
- Contextualize the application of gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) of the SRJS program using a rights-based approach (RBA);
- Frame the engagement within the broader context of environmental justice;
- Build the capacity of SRJS partners; and
- Support the implementation of the gender component of the Program
As a volunteer, you will:
- Develop the gender and inclusive approach for SRJS building on rights-based approach in the context of environmental justice.
- Support SRJS partners to develop gender policies; identify and or develop interventions to increase representation and participation of vulnerable groups in natural resources management/environmental governance decision-making processes.
- Develop training resources and execute training to staff, partners and key stakeholders to strengthen capacity on RBA and environmental justice focusing on mainstreaming gender in their interventions.
- In collaboration with the Global Gender Office (GGO), develop gender (GESI) integration guidelines to embed gender in lobby & advocacy and specific gender-responsive intervention’s, and test the application of these guidelines.
- In collaboration with GGO, support the development of GESI/RBA indicators to monitor and report on the effectiveness of implementation (beyond sex disaggregated data).
- In collaboration with GGO, University of Guyana and WWF Guianas support the development of a Seminar Series on Gender and Environment, including climate change and conservation.
- Coordinate and plan a Gender and Environment Forum
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- University degree in social/political sciences, international development, human rights, gender studies, social work, law, public policy, or related field.
Essential Professional Background:
-Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in a position (s) related to the promotion of gender equality, diversity and/or women’s development issues.