Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor
VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
The role is to support and advise target partners (local education providers and community leaders) in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for people with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls at age of 15 – 19 of , who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons.
Include issues on Gender and SRHR in the activities and assure protection against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in public health / social science / sociology / developmental studies with at least 5 years’ experience in social inclusion and gender issues especially focussed on SRH and education for women and girls.
Fluency in English plus Portuguese/French/Spanish/Italian.
Have significant experience in conducting SEGA studies. wide range of experience in adolescent inclusive reproductive health programming and their education, be recognized leader in this field with the ability to be strategic, while still being able to manage the day-to-day management of capacity building activities
Master’s strongly preferred
Requires strong leadership and communication skills, energetic, passionate, patient, proactive and self-motivated.
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.
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