VOLUNTEER POSITION

Program advisor - Girls’ Empowerment Clubs 

 

OVERVIEW

Position: Program advisor - Girls’ Empowerment Clubs 

Location: Moshi, Tanzania

Partner: KWIECO

Starting: August 2018

Duration:12 months

 

BACKGROUND


Crossroads International is an international development organization that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.

Since 2014, Crossroads has entered partnerships focusing on reducing violence against women and girls through respectively a greater access to justice and shelters for women and the implementation of girls empowerment clubs as well as the protection of girls’ rights. 

Based in Moshi- in the region of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, KWIECO was founded in the year 1987 by a group of 10 women having philanthropic ideas which included the provision legal advice and the empowerment of women. Today, KWIECO is a human rights and gender equality organization. Its main programmes include: human rights protection, gender equality education, legal counseling, litigation, lobby and advocacy, women’s economic empowerment, social support for survivors of GBV and child abuse.

KWIECO works in close collaboration with the local government and maintains strong ties with other likeminded organizations.
During the partnership planning of 2015, KWIECO expressed the need for a volunteer to support its Girls programming in order to harmonize it with Crossroads Girls Empowerment Club model.  The volunteer to achieve this objective was planned to work with KWIECO’s team in 2017-2018.  

 

POSITION DETAILS


 

Main responsibilities include: 

 

  • Assess the level of understanding of violence, human, women and sexual rights, understanding of reporting abuse and available services of girls participating in KWIECO’s in-school and outside of school girls programming aiming at decreasing violence against girls;
  • Assess the KWIECO’s model of programming for in-school and outside of school girls programming aiming at decreasing violence against girls;
  • Structure KWIECO’s in-school and outside of school girls programming aiming at decreasing violence against girls in harmony with Crossroads Girls Empowerment Clubs while keeping specific contextual and positive elements; 
  • Develop  the facilitator and participants manuals and program components of KWIECO’s Girls Empowerment Clubs;
  • Train facilitators on the new programming and manual use and activities of the KWIECO’s Girls Empowerment Clubs;
  • Support the launch of KWIECO’s 4 Girl’s Empowerment Clubs until the end of the mandate;
  • Recommend the new elements found in KWIECO’s model to other Girls Empowerment Clubs supported by Crossroads in other countries through Crossroads International Program Officer.

 

Qualification criteria for selection include:

  • Studies related to gender equality and violence against women related problematics and solutions, education, social services
  • Extensive experience in girls’ rights, violence against girls,  girls education
  • Knowledge and ability to work within a gender equality & women’s rights framework and strong gender analysis
  • Knowledge of business and donor environments an asset
  • Analytical and information-seeking skills, effective and proven writing skills
  • Oral fact-finding, presentation and communication skills
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications and internet research
  • Experience in using social media and raising funds virtually
  • Readiness to deal with change and sometimes challenging context
  • Ability and willingness to work in rural areas and new cultural and professional settings
  • Strong team player yet able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Must be 19 years and older
  • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • THE VOLUNTEER NEEDS TO BRING THEIR OWN COMPUTER

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads' experience includes the following:

  • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)
  • Plane ticket and local transport
  • Medical insurance and vaccinations
  • Pre-departure training and re-orientation upon return 

 

APPLICATION


To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads' online application form

Please contact our Program officer - Volunteering if you have any question: simidele@cintl.org

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


           
 

Crossroads International gratefully acknowledges the support of: