Gender And Nutrition Advisor - Volunteer in Ehtiopia

Location Harrar, Ethiopia

Start Date Mar - May 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.


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