Offer: Gender And Sustainable Human Development Advisor, CASM - Honduras
CUSO-VSO. San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Partner Name: CASM
Location: Honduras, San Pedro Sula
Length of Placement: 12-24 months
Start Date: January 15, 2011
Funding Eligibility Requirements: Must be eligible to work in Canada
Language Requirements: Fluent Spanish level 4 (to self-assess your level of Spanish: http://www.cuso-vso.org/Images/language_en_tcm77-20632.pdf)
CUSO-VSO is a non-profit development agency 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:
CASM’s Foundation was founded in 1983, as an initiative to give support to refugees from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras who were displaced because of armed conflicts in these countries. Their objective is to take part in strengthening the democratization and development processes in a local and regional level, by promoting citizens participation in all areas of the civil society, establishing relations based on respect, dialogue and agreement with the local governments.
The Volunteer's Role:
Overall placement purpose and specific volunteer placement objectives:
To develop a strengthening process at an internal level, in order to redirect the CASM’s gender approach towards a woman empowering and be able to promote gender equity on the target population.
Check and/or reorient the processes, procedures and internal documents so that gender equity will be institutionalized at CASM and constitutes an integral part of their tasks.
To raise awareness and train staff on the gender equity importance, and with this, manage to promote the application of the new approach through the different organizational levels existing at CASM.
To create methodological tools as well as teaching and learning material to strengthen the gender equity approach on the different CASM intervention programs
University degree in social science or related field
Minimum 2 year experience working in gender/development or relevant field
Pedagogical and social research skills
Ability to analyze and synthesize
Negotiation skills and communication skills
Initiative, flexibility and positive attitude
Creativity to resolve issues
Collaborative approach to work
Sensitivity to work in multicultural situations
Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
Management of computer programs
Formal gender and development studies at a master’s degree level
Spanish language proficiency is an asset (Level 4)
Training and Financial Support:
Our training and support package covers the costs of being an overseas volunteer, allowing you to enjoy a modest but healthy lifestyle while you volunteer abroad. This includes:
Attendance at a CUSO-VSO assessment day (candidates must cover the first $150 of 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 family emergency).
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
Please apply online, quoting referral code LAC0163/9/1 and the name of the placement.