- Assignment Type:
- Canadian International Volunteer
- Eligibility Requirements:
- Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
- Assignment ID:
- Assignment Title:
- Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor
- WUSC Caribbean
- 6 to 12 months (flexible)
- Time Commitment:
- 35 hours per week
Are you passionate about gender equality, social inclusion and diversity?
As the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor with WUSC Caribbean, you will collaborate with the WUSC Caribbean staff in Kingston, Jamaica working on the Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) project to support and strengthen equitable, inclusive, sustainable and active participation of women and youth in agricultural markets in the Caribbean.
Apply today to have an impact on youth and women’s empowerment in Jamaica!
Roles and Responsibilities
- Support in the development of training curricula for a variety of audiences including staff, partners and project stakeholders and ensure training materials reflect and address gender equality, social inclusion, and diversity principles. This would include supporting engaging men and boys to promote/support women in agriculture in Jamaica
- Support WUSC partner organizations to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits in decision-making influence and leadership roles
- Support the development of practical gender sensitive and transformative data collection tools and guides to support gender integration to promote transformative project implementation and achievement of set gender outcomes and supporting project monitoring and evaluation
- Support project communications to ensure materials are gender, age, and youth sensitive, culturally appropriate, and context relevant
- Participate in the WUSC Gender Equality and Social Inclusion community of practice to share experiences, learnings, provide and receive peer-to-peer mentorship, coaching and participate in knowledge sharing sessions
- Participate in pre-assignment training
- Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment
- Set up a personalized volunteer fundraising page on the WUSC fundraising platform and share it in your networks. Volunteers will be supported with the tools, training and support to achieve the fundraising goal
- Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.
Experience and Qualifications
- Degree in Social Sciences, Education, International Development, or related discipline
- Strong skills in conducting gender equality and social inclusion analysis, developmental strategies and implementation and operational plans
- Experience in conducting capacity assessments, development of gender sensitive data collection tools, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality outcomes
- Experienced in programming on gender equality, equity, inclusion and promotion of diversity targeting of vulnerable and marginalized groups
- Awareness of gender equality and equity issues in the agriculture sector considered an asset
- Minimum two (2) years relevant professional experience in your field of expertise
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
- Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
- Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
- Professional experience working or volunteering in the Caribbean is an asset
- Written and oral fluency in English.
WUSC Caribbean is implementing a five-year project – the Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) project, which will promote climate resilient agriculture for equitable economic growth to increase the economic prosperity of women and youth (female & male) in more sustainable agricultural markets in the Caribbean. The project builds on learning from the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project and is a multi-country economic growth project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) being implemented in Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Suriname.
WUSC Caribbean is implementing a five-year project – the Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) project, which will promote climate resilient agriculture for equitable economic growth to increase the economic prosperity of women and youth (female & male) in more sustainable agricultural markets in the Caribbean. The project builds on learning from the WUSC Caribbean’s Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project and is a multi-country economic growth project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), being implemented in Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Suriname.
- Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
- Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
- In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
- Language training in country of assignment, where required
- Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
- Airfare to and from the assignment country
- Visa/work permit
- Pre-departure medical exam
- Health insurance
- Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
- COVID-19 PCR testing
- Criminal record verification
- Vacation leave entitlement
- Debriefing after completion of assignment
- An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
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. International and national volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.
WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.
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