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Gender Specialist (E-Volunteer)

Nicaragua

3 Months | Start Date between Jan – Feb 2019

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Nicaragua

Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 3 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Spanish Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

About E-Volunteering

 

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering

 

The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

Are you passionate about gender equality and education? This role is for you!

Padre Fabretto, a leading educational organization in Nicaragua, is looking for a volunteer to guide them in developing a gender diagnostic and gender policy. Your expertise will help the organization in their efforts to be more gender sensitive and develop gender equality training for the students they work with across the country.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Support and guide Padre Fabretto in the process of completing a gender diagnostic;

- Help develop an organizational gender policy for the organization;

- Provide guidance in the development of an action plan for the implementation of the gender policy.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Studies, or another relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

- Strong knowledge of gender equality and inclusion practices;

- Experience developing gender policy or gender programming in the NGO sector;

- Experience developing training for various audiences.

About Our Partner

 

Padre Fabretto

Padre Fabretto’s mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and take advantage of economic opportunity through education.

Inspired by the legacy of Padre Fabretto, the organization envisions a prosperous Nicaragua where all children and adolescents have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn, in communities that offer access to quality education.

For over 60 years, Padre Fabretto has been building relationships within Nicaraguan communities to provide hope and a better future for children and youth in need. Today, the organization serves Nicaraguan communities with seven Fabretto Education Centers and over 440 local public schools, serving over 20,000 children and youth.

Fabretto offers an integral, quality education for more than 20,000 children and youth in Nicaragua, promoting the participation of parents, teachers, and community leaders, who collaborate towards creating an environment in which children can thrive.

Fabretto sees the importance in embracing and focusing on the three main stages of human development (infancy, childhood, adolescence). As such, Fabretto implements three strategic educational programs: Early Education, Primary Education, and Technical & Vocational Education. In addition, Fabretto implements cross-cutting initiatives focused on health and food security, gender equality, violence prevention, community development, conservation of the environment, as well as universal and Christian values all of which have been recognized internationally by entities like Lego Foundation, Ashoka, and World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). In addition, Fabretto implements cross-cutting initiatives focused on health and food security, gender equality, violence prevention, community development, conservation of the environment, as well as universal and Christian values.

Fabretto's program Initiatives include:

- Parental training on early stimulation, as well as health and nutritional education, held in homes and community centers.

- Training for teachers on early literacy methodologies.

- Support with school supplies for rural public preschools.

- Support with child nutrition through school meals, food supplements, vitamins, and more.

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization

Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/