Volunteer Opportunities

Position - GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISOR

VCP

Field of Work (sector): Gender equality and social inclusion, Monitoring and evaluation
Location: Moshi
Country: Tanzania
Duration: 6 Months
Language: English
Deadline: September 26, 2021

***IMPORTANT ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA:

Be living currently in Tanzania and meet one of the following criteria:

  • a) Be a citizen of an African country other than the country where volunteer mandate will take place (for example a Kenyan living in Tanzania could apply for a volunteer mandate in Tanzania) OR:
  • b) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

 

Crossroads International is a leading Canadian international cooperation organization, advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa where women and girls face great adversity: unequal access to resources and economic opportunities, gender-based violence and limited participation in political and public life. Crossroads International works in partnership with local organizations in 9 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, to draw on the skills, expertise and resources, from the North and the South, required to enable people, particularly women and girls, to overcome poverty and defend their rights.

Crossroads is a registered charity supported by government and non-government funders, and many individual donors around the world.

OUR VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

 

Project description and context:

Crossroads International’s 2020-2027 Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) entitled Championing Gender Equality Together, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), will engage Canadians, Canadian stakeholders, Crossroads staff and volunteers, local partner organizations and women and men in sub-Saharan Africa to become Gender Equality Champions. Collectively these Gender Equality Champions constitute a global community of strong change agents and advocates for the advancement of gender equality both in Canada and overseas.

 

The Project aims to reduce gender inequalities and alleviate poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and economic opportunities, and barriers in exercising strategic forms of choice, voice, and influence, which are the culmination of unequal and discriminatory power relations entrenched in society.  Crossroads will address the root causes of gender-based inequalities and discrimination through a multidimensional holistic approach in the VCP that will, 1) promote women’s rights; 2) advance access to justice and the reduction of gender-based violence (GBV), 3) promote equal representation of women and men, and 4) target inequalities that limit women’s ability to participate in and benefit from economic activities. Crossroads applies a rights-based approach to programming, which extends to promoting, protecting, and defending women’s rights, including strengthening the capacity of women’s rights organizations to participate in and influence policy formulation and hold accountable those who have a duty to act.

Partner Description

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange & Community Organization (KWIECO) is a national level registered indigenous NGO working in Tanzania mainland with head office in Moshi, Kilimanjaro. The goal is to promote human rights and gender. KWIECO has a long working experience in rural communities, strategic collaboration with the local government authorities, including Regional Commissioners, District Executive Directors, Ward Executive Officers, Medical Officers, Community Development Officers, Social Welfare Officers, Police Gender Desk Officers, Journalists, Influential Women and Religious Leaders. KWIECO’s main goal is to contribute to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal – goal 1 No Poverty, goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being, goal 5 Gender Equality, and goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – through increased access to justice for all in particular women and children.

 

KWIECO would like to be a gender-sensitive organization and requires a Gender & Human Rights Advisor to manifest gender mainstreaming in their activities. KWIECO wants to work towards influencing gender inclusiveness in their network. The Gender and Human Rights Advisor will support in using qualitative and quantitative data demonstrating KWIECO’s impact with regards to Human Rights and Gender.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Improve capacity for data collection and analysis with regards to gender and human rights programming.
  2. Improve use of data and developed systems that will help demonstrate the impact of gender mainstreaming and human rights within the organization.
  3. Ensure mobilization, training, support, and advisory support – The training should support KWIECO in demonstrating their data collection and analysis using computer systems to utilize gender and human rights as variables
  4. Prepare educational material and conduct training of trainers
  5. Contribute to the documentation and diffusion of learning and innovations.
  6. Monitoring and evaluation of the impact of gender and human rights to better document the impacts in programming.

 

Qualification criteria for selection include:

  • Undergraduate University Degree (or equivalent) in Development Studies, Social Work or\and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in related fields.
  • 2-5 years experience working with quantitative and qualitative data programming tools, specialized in gender and human rights.
  • Knowledge of international best practices, key international policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection, and response.
  • Previous experience in Africa with demonstrated understanding of country context and culture is considered a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/skills and/or experience with the Result Based Management approach.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets.
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitation techniques and participatory approaches
  • Knowledge and experience of programs in advancing women’s equality and economic autonomy.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in international cooperation, preferably in a non-profit environmental at the local level is an asset.
  • Excellent ability to work autonomously and willingness to take initiative.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with a team, in person and from a distance.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to support volunteers, including mentorship and counselling.
  • Exceptional intercultural competencies and attitudes, including patience and respect for local expertise and work culture and intercultural communication.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for human rights, GBV prevention and protection

Eligibility criteria:

  • ***IMPORTANT: Be living currently in Tanzania and meet one of the following criteria:
    • a) Be a citizen of an African country other than the country where volunteer mandate will take place (for example a Kenyan living in Tanzania could apply for a volunteer mandate in Uganda) OR:
    • b) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Share the commitment of preventing and addressing sexual misconduct
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer

 

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads’ experience includes the following:

  • Monthly living living allowance
  • Medical insurance and vaccinations
  • Pre-assignment online training.

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls.

 JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

 

APPLICATION

To apply for this position, please send motivation letter and resume clearly stating the position and country to volunteer@cintl.org

Please contact our volunteer mobilization team if you have any question: volunteer@cintl.org

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.