volunteer job -sexual reproductive health and rights advisor (bilingual) in beira and chimoio

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job type
voluntary
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job details

posted
location
beira and chimoio
job category
Education, Training & Library
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0117161
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job description

The role is to build partners capacity , (local education providers and community leaders) in integrating SRHR issues into inclusive education project (including people with disabilities) and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls at age of 15 - 19, who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons. Include issues around SRHR activities and ensure protection against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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.

skills

• University degree in the Social Sciences, preferably in Gender and Development and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights or related Field • At least 5 years’ experience in gender activities • Proven experience in project management and capacity building • Good knowledge of international gender forums • Ability to organize training/workshops • Demonstrated commitment to capacity development principles and ability to transfer knowledge and skills and empower counterparts to lead organisational processes • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills • Experienced in developmental context • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish or willingness to learn Portuguese