About Us, the Project and the Partner Cuso International
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.
The Volunteer’s Role
The overall purpose of the placement is to strengthen the capacity of the Gender Division to implement gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) into its policies, programs and services that meet the needs and rights of women and vulnerable groups, including the prevention of Gender-Based Violence.
As a volunteer, you will support the capacity strengthening of staff through training on gender equality mainstreaming including the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for GESI integration into programming. You will serve as the gender expert to mainstream gender equality across the broader ministry and other ministries.
BLUEPRINTS is being implemented in four countries: Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. You will work in close collaboration with 3 other Gender Experts in Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. You will also work with a local In Country Program Support Officer to coordinate support to the Gender Divisions and ministries.
As a Volunteer, you will:
University degree in social/political sciences, international development, human rights, gender studies, social work, law, public policy, or related fields.
Project – BluePrints for Gender Equality
Cuso will be implementing the four-year BLUEPRINTS project funded by the Government of Canada Global Affairs Canada (GAC); the main focus of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local governments in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to integrate gender into policies, programs, and services to better reflect the needs, perspectives and interests of the Caribbean’s most vulnerable women and girls.
Partner – Gender Affairs Division, Ministry of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment
The Gender Relations Division’s mission is to create an environment to redress gender imbalances through policies and programmes geared towards maximizing women participation in, and benefits from national socio-economic development initiatives and improve the relationship between women and men: the goal of which is to enhance the quality of women’s lives and to allow both women and men to achieve their full potential.
Benefits/Terms and Conditions
Cuso International 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 (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
You will be provided with adequate housing which will be coordinated by the Cuso International local programme office for the duration of your placement. The accommodation will be fully furnished with items such as a stove, refrigerator, bedroom furniture, table, chairs, cutlery, upholstery, sheets and will include necessary conveniences such as running water, electricity etc. It will be similar to an Airbnb. You will be responsible for the payment of the security deposit which is usually equivalent to one month’s rent, the program office offers optional support of an advance which would be deducted from your stipend over three-four months.
Cuso International will cover the monthly rental cost of your accommodation. Utilities – Internet access, water, electricity, etc., will be covered by you, using your monthly allowance.
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.
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Click here to apply: https://cusointl.org/3R4LlkG
mai 18, 2023
août 31, 2023
Castries, St. Lucia
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