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Gender Equality And Social Inclusion Coordinator

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

8 Months | Start Date between Jan - Mar 2019 

Location:  North York  

City  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 8 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

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

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.

The Volunteer’s Role


Cuso International and the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) are co-implementing the “Midwives Save Lives” (MSL) project with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada. This initiative echoes the growing consensus on the key role midwifery and midwifery associations can play in reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in countries such as Ethiopia. The MSL project will contribute to the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality in four countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, through efforts aimed at strengthening the availability, access, and quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services delivered through midwives in target countries. More specifically, Cuso International and CAM, in close collaboration with TAMA, will implement activities aimed at the following:

  1. i) Increasing the skills and competencies of pre-and in-service midwives;
  2. ii) Strengthening health systems to work more effectively with and for midwives;

iii) Improving utilization of RMNCH services at the community-level in project targeted zones;

  1. iv) and Strengthening the capacity of Midwifery Associations to improve the quality and coverage of midwifery care.

Overall purpose: The placement will support the implementation of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy (GESI) of the Midwives Save Lives project in Tanzania.

Overall Objectives:

- Provide support to the project local partners for the implementation of the MSL GESI strategy;

- Participate in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools;

- Support the partners’ efforts to develop internal policies, and resource materials to raise awareness around gender issues among staff and members;

- Support partners with the development of advocacy initiatives (eg. March 8th).

As a volunteer, you will:  

-Revise MSL GESI strategy for Tanzania and support the development of a workplan

- Support the development of monitoring and evaluation tools

-Identify advocacy opportunities for TAMA link to GESI issues

-Assist TAMA with the development of advocacy activities

-Contribute to the development of internal policies and resource materials on GESI

Essential Academic Qualifications:

University degree in gender, social sciences (sociology, anthropology) or any other field related to development.

Essential Professional Background:

-Understanding of gender related issues & 2 years’ experience;

-Experience with policy analysis and policy drafting;

-Experience in facilitation


About Us


Cuso International Tanzania

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.


Terms and Conditions


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.


Support Package

- 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.