Education Gender Adviser (Bilingual), Maputo, Mozambique

Job Description

Type of role: Advocacy policy and research

Location: Mozambique, Mozambique

Application Closing Date: 30 Jun 2019

Interview date: To be Confirmed

Start date: To be Confirmed

VSO is the world’s leading independent international
development organisation that works through volunteers to fight
poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings
people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote
international understanding and action to change lives and make the
world a fairer place.

Role overview

The purpose of this placement is to support and advise target
partners (local education providers and community leaders) in
integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for
people with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality
education for all girls at age of 15 – 19 of , who have been
excluded from the Education System for different reasons.

Include issues on Gender in the activities and assure protection
against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have: Fluency in English plus
Portuguese/French/Spanish/Italian

  • A Minimum of bachelor degree on Social Sciences, preferably in
    Gender and Development if possible.
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience in gender
    activities.
  • Knowledge in human rights (women men, Childs, and People with
    disabilities rights).
  • Creativity, able to initiate plans for improving planning and
    other extra activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to capacity development principles and
    ability to transfer knowledge and skills and empower counterparts
    to lead.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local
communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel,
vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along
with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency.
This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but
will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some
financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at
home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world
which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from
being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In
2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over
the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an
impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24
countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of
health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on
resilience building, social accountability, gender and social
inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work
together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering
positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner
organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses,
NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30%
of our people are recruited from within the country in which they
work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national
volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing
numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another.
However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without
poverty.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download
the job description for more information.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique

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