Volunteer role: Education Gender Advisor

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Volunteer role: Education Gender Advisor

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Application closing date: 28 February 2019

Role overview

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 in the activities and assure protection against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • University degree in the Social Sciences, preferably in Gender and Development if possible
  • Experience of working at NGO level (local/national/international)
  • Knowledge of human rights (women men, Childs, and People with disabilities rights)
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Good knowledge of international gender forums
  • Ability to organize training/workshops
  • Creativity, able to initiate plans for improving planning and other extra activities
  • Resilience, flexibility, adaptability and a sense of humour when faced with problems, obstacles and frustrating circumstances
  • Demonstrated commitment to capacity development principles and ability to transfer knowledge and skills and empower counterparts to lead organisational processes
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
  • You’re able to present progress reports, project updates and briefings to a range of audiences in a clear, accurate and confident manner
  • Willing to travel to 40 target literacy schools in the Manica Province
  • You’re computer literate in Microsoft Office


  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in gender activities
  • You have proven experience in project management
  • All applicants must possess strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants may be required to take a VSO language test as part of the selection process.


  • Experienced in a developmental context
  • Previous travel of home country
  • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish or willingness to learn Portuguese


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 the 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.

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