Gender-Based Violence Awareness Advisor

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City  Lima, Peru

Start Date Aug - Oct 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Please submit a Spanish Cover Letter and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

 

 

The Volunteer’s Role

 

We’re looking for a talented and passionate social communicator!

 As a volunteer, you’ll be working with DEMUS –one of Peru’s most prominent feminist NGOs– to provide technical assistance in the implementation of campaigns to promote a life free from violence and sexual autonomy of women: "Déjala decidir" (Let her decide), 2074 y más (2074 and more), and especially "Un hombre no viola" (A Man Does Not Rape) which aims at achieving zero-tolerance to sexual violence.

 This volunteer placement will be located out of DEMUS's office in Lima, Peru’s bustling and diverse capital, where you will work with a dedicated and talented team of feminist lawyers, sociologists and psychologists! It’s a great small-team environment, with plenty of opportunity to lead and learn.

 

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the implementation of the campaigns, including augmenting initiatives in regions where Cuso International works: Lima, Cusco, and Tarapoto.

- Support the elaboration of internal and external communicational materials for DEMUS campaigns, especially the campaign "Un hombre no viola."

- Social media management support.

- Support the on-going analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of the campaigns.

- Support the compilation of statistical data on GBV.

 

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, similar discipline or equivalent experience.

- Courses, workshops and/or seminars on gender approach

 

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience in developing and implementing communications, marketing, and/or branding strategies

- Strong writing, editing, and communications skills; experience in developing print and digital communications materials (e.g. press notes, manifests)

- Good communication and interpersonal skills, in order to communicate with stakeholders of different cultural backgrounds

- Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

- Sound working knowledge of digital and social media

 

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