Gender and Communication Advisor
Cuso International
Winnipeg, MB
Gender, Knowledge And Communication Advisor
Calabar, Nigeria
12 Months | Start Date between Jan - Mar 2019

Location: Winnipeg

City Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The volunteer will support the Centre for Health Works and Development (CHEDRES) to strengthen community structures in 18 rural communities. As a result, the community structures will be better able to engage with the health care system regarding their needs.

You can learn more about the CHEDRES here:

As a volunteer, you will:
  • Provide technical support to develop advocacy strategies for beneficiaries and communities
  • Identify gaps in the CHEDRES existing knowledge management and learning structures
  • Develop comprehensive processes and systems to create, acquire, capture, share and use knowledge to support learning that is in line with the objectives, values, and policies of CHEDRES and the organization's partners
  • Support CHEDRES in program development and fundraising strategies
  • Coach and mentor CHEDRES staff on best practices for the implementation and delivery of Cuso International's Gender Equality and Social Inclusion initiatives
Essential Academic Qualifications:
University degree and/ or college diploma in gender studies, social sciences, public policy, communications, business administration, etc.

Essential Professional Background:
  • Experience developing operational plans and strategies
  • Experience in advocacy
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience in project / program coordination / management
  • Demonstrated success engaging diverse stakeholders
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal