Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Nigeria
Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
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
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You will contribute to the implementation of the project’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusions (GESI) strategy and work closely with the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) Gender Equality Officer to document GESI related achievements and gains during the implementation of the YouLead project using the Gender Action Plans and other gender related tools. Youwill work closely with the YouLead Gender Equality Officer to develop gender alignments that will advise Program Managers on strategies to promote positive gender outcomes in the sectors youth entrepreneurship and employment, including access to finance, value chain development, policy, and environmental sustainability; especially with the strategic Business Development Support given to selected budding businesses.
The YouLead project is a 5-year collaborative initiative between Cuso International and implementing partners to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship in natural resource sectors of agriculture, forestry, ecotourism and aquaculture in CRS, Nigeria. The project is aligned with the CRS government’s vision to address high youth unemployment and rural-urban drift of young women and men through the sustainable development of priority natural resources and economic sectors. In support of this vision the project aims to improve the capacity of young women and men to develop businesses and engage in the labour force, and to foster the enabling environment required to create ‘greener jobs in a greener economy’.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Perform a desk review of the YouLead project reports and Annual WorkPlan, Gender Strategy, Gender Action Plans and other relevant report
- Lead the process of gathering gender related achievements and challenges from partners and beneficiaries for proper documentation and sharing
- Develop a “Gender Analysis Table” in collaboration with YouLead components on the intervention for selected businesses
Essential Academic Qualifications:
B.A in Gender or Women studies, Communications, or related field work
Essential Professional Background:
- Work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation
Cuso International Nigeria Program Office
Cuso International has supported Nigeria’s development priorities since 1961 through their work in the education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihood, youth employment and entrepreneurship sectors.
Cuso International is currently exploring opportunities to widen their scope of work in Nigeria with the potential of implementing a health program in Cross River State that could expand to the Lagos State over the next 5 years. The main goal of the health program would be to increase the quality and gender responsiveness of health services for women, children and youth by ministries, departments, agencies and civil society organizations.
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