Gender Advisor – Volunteer in Peru (Canadians Only)

  • Full Time
  • International
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Website Cuso International

Location: Lima, Peru

Start Date: April 2022

Placement Length: 6 months with the possibility of extension

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:
If you want to be part of the national effort to promote women’s rights and support the reduction of discrimination affecting women in Peru, this might be the perfect position for you.

As the Gender Advisor, you will support gender mainstreaming and training for the Ombudsman’s office staff. You will also apply your expertise providing technical assistance to the Women’s Affairs Office on knowledge management and dissemination of research findings to public institutions, civil society organizations, and citizens.

In this role, you’ll work and be supported by the Commissioners for Women’s Affairs (Ombudsman Office) This placement is located in the Ombudsman’s office in downtown Lima.

Apply to this position if you are passionate about the defense of women’s rights and you are committed to supporting the advancement of women´s rights and helping them to live a life free of violence and discrimination.


As a volunteer, you will:
Provide technical assistance to strengthen the dissemination of their thematic reports and research findings in the Women’s Affairs Office.
Train staff in gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence.
Provide support for the implementation of the action plan of the gender and interculturality network.
Provide support in the development of communication materials.
Provide support to the Gender and Interculturality Network of the Ombudsman’s Office
Essential Requirements:
University degree in Political Science, Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology), Humanities (Social Psychology, Social Work), Law or related field
Specialization on gender issues and/or public institutions
Essential Background:
Knowledge of gender and social development issues in Latin America and fundamental human rights
Experience training diverse audiences
Good communication and interpersonal skills, in order to communicate with stakeholders of different backgrounds
Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks



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.