Inclusion and Gender Advisor

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Myanmar
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 3 Jan 2021

VSO is the world's leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you'll live and work in some of the world's poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you'll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We're not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The Inclusion Advisor will provide technical support to FHI 360 Partners to develop and implement incl usion policies. The Volunteer will work with partners who have develop inclusion policies to support the role of inclusion policies. S/he will work with CSOs, Media Institutions and government to institutional Inclusion policies and practices.

The Inclusion Advisor will work popularize Inclusion Champions model in close collaboration with specialist for Social Accountability and Resilience Specialist to ensure coordinated and integrated approach to delivery VSO capacities in Social and Inclusion and Gender (SIG). The role involves working closely with and supporting one or more civil society organization (CSO) and media organization as they develop gender inclusive policies and practices, and supporting their initiatives to further gender equity and programming.

The Volunteer will be based in Yangon and travels to all FHI 360 Project Areas.

The Volunteer contract duration is 12 months and to begin ASAP.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Essential criteria: (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

* A University degree in Social Sciences, International Development, or related field (master's degree preferred)
* A minimum of more than four years professional experience in a related sector or context (e.g., Inclusion, Gender, Disability, Women Empowerment and Development etc)
* Experience and demonstrated results in integration of Inclusion in programming, in a developing country context
* Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to people with disability, women, ethnic and religious minority.
* Experience in advocacy and/or influencing a range of decision-makers e.g. national governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN organisations.
* Excellent communication and social skills, the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders in a developing country and non-Englis h speaking context.
* Ability to work independently as well as with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment.

Right to work in Myanmar is required.

Equal Opportunities
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

We have zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

This is a national post and right to work in Myanmar is required.

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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 o ver 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.

Your application and COVID-19
We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO's existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We're continui ng to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we're able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO's COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here .

If you're interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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