Gender Advisor – Volunteer in the Caribbean

Position: Gender Advisor - Volunteer in the Caribbean

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: June 1, 2024

Full Description

Brief Description:

This Volunteer Placement is available in the following countries: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname

Start Date: June 2024

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
The primary objective of this placement is to support our partner, the National Conversation Trust Fund of Jamaica in incorporating gender equality and social inclusion into its policies, programs, and services.

As a volunteer, you will play a crucial role in strengthening the abilities of the staff by providing engaging training sessions on gender equality concepts and effectively incorporating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion into programming.

Don't let this amazing opportunity pass you by - submit your application today and join us in making a meaningful impact!

As a volunteer, you will:

Assess staff capabilities in implementing gendered policies, programs, and services
Aid in creating and providing training materials and conducting training sessions for staff members from the National Conversation Trust Fund of Jamaica, women’s rights organizations, and environmental organizations on integrating gender equality into their programs using a human-rights-based approach.
Assist in developing operational and HR policies.
Essential Requirements:

University degree in social/political sciences, international development, human rights, gender studies, women's studies, social work, law, public policy or a related field.
Essential Background:

Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a role focused on fostering gender equality, promoting diversity, and/or advancing women's development initiatives.
Experience in providing training and facilitating sessions related to gender equality and social inclusion
Experience with government agencies and senior management
Minimum of 3 years of
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE)

The Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE) project is designed to be a game changer in both ensuring on-the-ground activities to ensure positive impacts in tackling biodiversity loss and climate change effects while also mainstreaming inclusive gender-responsive approaches in the Caribbean.

Partner - National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica

The goal of the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica is to advance the conservation, protection, management, and expansion of Jamaica's National Protected Areas System, encompassing both environmental conservation and the preservation of Jamaica's cultural assets and heritage.

Terms and Conditions
Cuso International's 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 (eg. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance
Accommodation while in placement
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
Pre-departure training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
On-the-ground support through our Cuso International's Country Program Office
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
Other Requirements:

Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:

Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
Obtain a Police Check at our request
Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared before your departure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated following the
We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities.


We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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