Gender Advisor – Volunteer in Nigeria(Canadians Only)

  • Full Time
  • Volunteer
  • International
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Website Cuso International

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date: April 2022

Placement Length: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Language Requirements: English reading and writing Level 4-Advanced, speaking Level 5-Fluent

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


The Volunteer’s Role
Are you passionate about gender equality and reducing discrimination against women? if so, this might be the role for you!

As the Gender Advisor you will work closely with the project team to develop the capacity of local partners to support and strengthen women organizations and movements that advance women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Apply to this position and help women to find a safe place and help empower them to overcome past experiences


As a volunteer, you will:
Provide technical support for the development of advocacy strategies for target beneficiaries and partners in relation to the SHARE project.
Assess and map gaps in existing knowledge management and learning structures in the organization in line with FIAP-SHARE Action Area 1.
Work with CPO staff and partners to develop comprehensive processes and systems to create, acquire, capture, share and use knowledge to enable learning in line with the partnership objectives.
Support the CPO and partner organization in Gender related program development and fundraising strategies.
Coach and mentor relevant staff of partner organization on the implementation and delivery of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion initiatives.
Essential Requirements:
University degree in relevant area (Social Sciences, Gender Studies)
Essential Background:
Experience in the development of operational plans and strategies.


Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on 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 (more details below)

On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office

Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

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.