Gender Advisor (South-South Volunteer)

Malawi

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Partner Name: Tea Association of Malawi (TAML)

Partner Location: Blantyre, Malawi

Duration: 12 months (flexible)

Time Commitment: Full time

Context For The Assignment:

Are you passionate about gender equality?

As the Gender Advisor volunteer with the Tea Association of Malawi, you will provide support in improving gender equality in the important tea industry, through the sharing of skills and knowledge.

Apply today to help overcome gender inequality in Malawi!

Functions

  • Support the review of the organization’s policies, including the Gender Equality Policy and the Gender, Harassment and Discrimination Policy to ensure that they remain relevant and in line with international standards
  • Develop communications materials and content about gender equality, harassment, and discrimination in the sector in order to increase awareness on workers’ rights
  • Provide training to organization staff and other relevant disciplinary committees on procedures for sexual harassment case management
  • Support in identifying women leaders working in the tea sector to be trained as mentors championing gender equality
  • Develop training material and conduct leadership training of trainers and mentorship sessions for women leaders in the tea sector
  • Provide support in planning events, such as International Women’s Day 2021 and a gender learning and sustainability symposium
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training
  • Volunteers are required to undertake public engagement and fundraising activities before, during, and after their volunteer assignment and will be equipped with tools, training, and support to achieve these goals
  • Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits
  • Co-develop a volunteer work plan with the partner organization and country office using WUSC volunteer work plan template
  • Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the partner organization and WUSC.

Requirements

  • University degree in gender or women’s studies, social sciences, or equivalent experience in women’s rights and youth inclusion, or other relevant field
  • Experience drafting content related to gender equality for publications, digital communications material and reporting
  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation will be an asset
  • Strong understanding of organizational development, in addition to strategic and operational planning
  • Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
  • Comfortable using online working platforms
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Details

Partner Description:

The Tea Association of Malawi (TAML) is a membership organization of tea companies, producers and processors, and it represents the interests of tea growers and producers in Malawi. TAML members buy from over 13,000 smallholder tea growers in Mulanje and Thyolo districts, and its members employ over 50,000 workers on a permanent and seasonal basis. Most workers pluck tea while others work in the tea factories. It has created practices and mechanisms for issues relating to hired labor and smallholders that have significantly improved the terms and conditions on which the estate sector engages with both groups.

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy:

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form, and will be required to undertake a criminal record check.

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! Though we have temporarily closed our offices globally, WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world, including through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada. You can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s NEW e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

We are also currently recruiting people with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status - or people with citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia - who are presently living in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka or Vietnam. If this is your case, apply today specifying your current country of residence.

International Departures - On Hold

If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for open international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until April 2021. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

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