Volunteer Opportunities



Field of Work (sector): Advocacy, Gender equality and social inclusion
Country: Uganda
Duration: 12 Months
Language: English
Deadline: January 9, 2022


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, in order 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.


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 Canadian women and men, 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 and context:

The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) is a sub-regional civil society organization made up of committed individuals, NGOs, coalitions and networks driven to transform gender relations globally and especially in the Eastern Africa sub-region. The organization works in nine countries namely Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania.

EASSI was born in 1996 after the Beijing Conference with a mandate to monitor implementation of the African and Beijing Platforms for Action in Eastern Africa and the Beijing and African Platforms for Action are the main international agreements that frame EASSI’s programs. Over the years, EASSI has taken on other regional and international instruments such as the Maputo Protocol, the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among others.

Main responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of the tools (quantitative and qualitative) for data collection and for timely reporting;
  • Support the strengthening of the organization’s capacity to collect lessons learnt and communicate to the management for action;
  • Support the development of a system for project evaluation, reviews and project knowledge production for informed decision making focusing on achievement of the results;
  • Support the production of periodic analytical reports based on the data collected.
  • Support the strengthening of the organization’s capacity to produce result-oriented success stories from the field and ensure results-oriented reporting of the project’s activities.
  • Support the development of a system that will ensure proper follow-up of different evaluation outcomes and reviews based on the comprehensive action plan.

Work closely with the project technical teams for different research/knowledge product development activities’ planning.

Qualification criteria for selection include:

  • A Degree in Development studies, Economics, Political Economy, Social Sciences, Gender and Women’s Rights, Communications, or any other related field. Masters in any of the mentioned field will be of added advantage.
  • Specialized Vocational Training
  •  Certification in project management, M&E, results-based management, or other related M&E courses.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in international development especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation from a gender perspective; working with learning and capacity development initiatives, with emphasis on impact assessment on women;
  • Experience in working on gender, women’s rights, and regional governance
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming
  • Experience in results-based management
  • Demonstrate experience of producing high-quality, credible, and learning-focused project results
  • Experience of working in the field of reporting and monitoring to include experience in developing plans, tracking results, reporting to different constituencies.
  • Experience in results-based management (RBM) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the gender policy framework in East African Community region and the Horn of Africa
  • Ability to produce timely, analytical, and concise reports and demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible and learning-focused project results
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management (including project cycle, logical framework, and participatory monitoring)
  • Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets and activities in EASSI programs
  • Excellent computer/information systems skills, with knowledge and experience in data software and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written) and time management
  • Willing to work with minimum supervision, reliable and punctual
  • Must be an excellent team player with networking abilities

Eligibility criteria:

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 of approximately 1600 $CAD
  • 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.



To apply for this position, please send motivation letter and resume 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.