October 20, 2020 Maxime Frijns

Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser – Various countries

Vacancy

Company

VSO

Location

Uganda, Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

Fulltime

Start: March 2021 (3/6/12 Months)

Employment Type

Volunteering

Closing Date

28 February 2022

VASO is looking for a Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser.

With a strong understanding of gender issues and experience in training and facilitation, you will work with partners to develop knowledge products (including guidelines, research and training materials) that support private sector organisations to embed equality and gender-responsiveness into their strategies and policies. You will support companies to complete baseline assessments, and carry out monitoring and evaluation activities to measure impact and effectiveness.

About VSO

Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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