Website Cuso International
This Volunteer Placement is Located in: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Start Date: April 2024
Placement Length: 12 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish Level 4 – Advanced
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
Gender equality is an integral aspect woven into the fabric of all Cuso International initiatives. In Honduras, we collaborate with diverse partners actively engaged in promoting gender equality and social inclusion. One such partner is ANDI, dedicated to advancing women’s economic development through various company-based training programs. Focusing on women’s rights and empowerment is crucial for the progress and resilience of each individual, and is instrumental in combating violence against women and marginalized communities within the country.
As a Gender Advisor, your role entails collaborating with ANDI to assist companies in integrating a gender perspective, thereby working towards achieving gender equality and social inclusion objectives across different corporate settings.
As a volunteer, you will:
Assist the companies affiliated with ANDI in Honduras in integrating gender equity principles.
Analyze and evaluate Institutional Gender Policies and the Institutional Strategic Plan to harmonize regulatory frameworks.
A University degree in social sciences, economics, international development or an equivalent experience in a related field is required.
Expertise in Gender Equality encompassing planning, administrative processes, and strategy formulation.
Experience in conducting research, teaching, training, or facilitating processes.
Proficiency in employing participatory methodologies and tools.
Proven track record of collaborating within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
Partner – Asociación Nacional de Industriales
As a non-profit organization with a nationwide scope, ANDI’s mission is to advocate for and assist companies within the industrial sector, safeguard their rights, and address challenges that may hinder their growth. Their primary focus lies in fortifying the sector by presenting initiatives, facilitating management, and delivering industrial development services. The institution prides itself on being a robust, collaborative, and ethical entity. ANDI is renowned for its leadership in enhancing competitiveness and making a significant contribution to Honduras’ sustainable and comprehensive development.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International’s terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (eg. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
Modest monthly living allowance
Accommodation while in placement
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
Pre-departure training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
On-the-ground support through our Cuso International’s 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
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
Obtain a Police Check at our request
Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared before your departure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated following the World Health Organization-approved vaccines.
We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities.
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.
To apply for this job please visit cusointl.org.