Location Tegucigalpa, Bolivia
Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Spanish Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) is an autonomous institution focused on social development responsible for formulating, promoting and coordinating advocacy work for the National policy for women, and action plans for women's integration into sustainable development.
As a Gender and Communications Advisor, you will be supporting the delivering of workshops and training, focusing on INAM's goals to achieve active participation of women in decision-making, regarding the environment and at all levels of government to strengthen in the areas of communication strategies. If you are passionate about women's issues and would like to be part of this initiative - this placement is for you!
You would be helping the environment division of INAM, in activities related to promoting gender-based analysis and gender inclusion, as well as enhancing the development of internal and external communication systems and materials. For this placement, you will be assisting and advising on the development and implementation of gender-based approaches on existing policies in different government departments.
Be part of this initiative and let's make a difference together!
As a volunteer, you will:
- Support in the implementation process of a gender-based approach in local projects.
- Revision of gender-based approaches on current government policies and in other related-government institutions.
- Support in the delivery of workshops, networking events and activities of the Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) focused on active participation of women decision-making initiatives, regarding the environment and other focus areas.
- Support Partner's organization communications projects.
- Update the Partner's organization social media outlets: website, twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- University degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Communications, Political Science, or Women Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience in gender-focused analysis and studies and communication strategies
- Knowledge in preparing professional documents and reports (Gender-based lens)
- Experience working with social media and web page management
Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM)
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) is an autonomous institution focused on social development and with rank of Secretary of State, with legal personality and own patrimony, responsible for formulating, promoting and coordinating the execution and follow-up of the national policy of the woman, as well as action plans for women's integration into sustainable development.
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) was created in 1998 and it was published in the Gazette No. 28798 in February 11th, 1999.
To be one of the fundamental pillars of the State in terms of incorporating women in important decision-making, promoting improvement of their quality of life, and enhancing respect for their human rights, in harmony with the interests of all social sectors in a participatory and democratic framework.
The Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAM) is responsible for formulating, developing, promoting, coordinating and monitoring policies that guarantees and protects rights of women, adolescents and girls in order to contribute to sustainable human development of the country.
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- 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
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.