Youth Education Advisor

Position: Youth Education Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Assosa, Ethiopia

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: March 30, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

City Assosa, Ethiopia

Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

As the Youth Education Advisor, your role will be to support and advise our partner in the development of educational material on the topic of Social Risk Prevention. You will conduct a gap analysis while working with different departments, and provide training, mentoring and other capacity-building activities to deliver relevant and engaging health services. Your expertise will improve the effectiveness, quality of health service, client satisfaction and delivery of service of the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional Health Bureau.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Work in collaboration with leadership and staff to review and adjust existing educational materials for social risk prevention

-Prepare a guide on social risk prevention

-Identify opportunities to support Primary Health Facilities

-Support youth from the community for peer support mentoring and support community events

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-University Degree in education, gender studies, health, international development, social work or related field.

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience in capacity building, training and mentoring;

-Experience developing and delivering gender equality interventions

-Experience in the development of educational material

-Desire to work with organizations involved in marginalized communities.

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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