Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor – Cameroon, Canadians

  • Full Time
  • Volunteer
  • International
  • Applications have closed

Website Cuso International

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Start date: February 2023

Length of assignment: 6 months

Language requirements: French Level 5 – Full proficiency

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.


Role of the volunteer
The national program office in Cameroon is about to start a new project funded by the Canadian government. In order to get this 7-year project off to a good start, we are looking for a volunteer who can support our local team in developing a gender strategy.

As a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor, you will develop with our local team a gender strategy and the implementation of gender monitoring and evaluation tools.

Apply today to join our team!


The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:Support for the development of a gender and social inclusion strategy for the PB
Support for the implementation of gender monitoring and evaluation tools
Support for the implementation of the annual gender & social inclusion activity implementation plan
Implementation and monitoring of the implementation plan

Essential academic skills:University degree in one of the following disciplines: Sociology, Women’s Studies, Project Management

Experience / Essential Professional Skills:For this position, at least 5 years of relevant work experience is essential in the following positions: Sociologist or social worker, Project manager


About us and the project
Cuso International

Cuso International is a volunteer cooperation and international development organization whose mission is to provide new socio-economic opportunities to marginalized groups. With our partners, we focus on promoting gender equality and social inclusion, improving economic resilience and climate action. We are convinced that sharing knowledge and know-how is the best way to sustainably improve people’s living conditions. Founded in 1961, Cuso International is present in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.



Project – SHARE (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality)

Cuso International will carry out the SHARE project (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality), with the contribution of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over a period of seven years. SHARE aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, especially women and girls in developing countries, with the mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ). In addition to strengthening Canadians’ engagement with international development and key global issues, this project will seek to improve the performance of country partners to promote innovative initiatives and more inclusive sustainable environmental development that will advance



Terms and conditions
Cuso International’s terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your assignment. Cuso International support helps cover a volunteer’s basic living expenses but is not intended to cover home expenses (e.g. mortgage, student loans, school fees, etc.) luxury items including importing goods from elsewhere, international personal travel, etc.


Support PackageModest monthly living allowance (amount varies by country)
Accommodation while on assignment
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit fees
Cost of required vaccines, anti-malarial drugs and health insurance
Pre-departure training program, field orientation and return on the day, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
On-the-ground support through the Cuso International country office
Access to the employee assistance program during the assignment and upon return
Bonus: Volunteers who extend for 6 months after completing 12 months of service will be eligible for an additional return ticket or cash back.


Other Requirements
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the internship, you will be asked to:Provide two professional references and one personal reference
Take an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your internship
Obtain a police certificate at our request
Pass a complete medical examination and obtain the green light from the Cuso International medical adviser before your departure.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be doubly vaccinated in accordance with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization .



We ask each volunteer, regardless of the length of the assignment, to raise $2,000. All volunteers will have the support of Cuso International to achieve this goal. If a volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to meet the fundraising goal, they will be able to make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.