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Gender Advisor - Volunteer in Peru


Location: Lima, Peru

Organization: Cuso International


  • Start Date Oct – Nov 2020
  • Length of Placement 12 Months
  • Language Requirements Spanish Level 4 - Advanced
  • Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
  • Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

If you want to be part of the national effort to promote women rights and support the reduction of discrimination affecting women in Peru, this might be the perfect position for you.

As the Gender Advisor, you will support gender mainstreaming and training for the Ombudsman's office staff. You will also apply your expertise providing technical assistance to the Women's Affairs Office on knowledge management and dissemination of research findings to public institutions, civil society organizations and citizens.

In this role you'll work and be supported by the Commissioner for Women's Affairs (Ombudsman Office)

This placement is located in the Ombudsman's office in downtown Lima.

Apply to this position if you are passionate about the defense of women's rights and you are committed to support the advancement of women´s rights and help them to live a life free of violence and discrimination.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen the dissemination of their thematic reports and research findings in the Women’s Affairs Office.
  • Train staff in gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence.
  • Provide support for the institutionalization and implementation of action plan of the gender and interculturality network.
  • Provide support in the development of communication materials.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in Political Science, Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology), Humanities (Social Psychology, Social Work), Law or related field

Essential Professional Background:

  • Knowledge of gender and social development issues in Latin America
  • Knowledge of fundamental human rights
  • Experience training diverse audiences
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, in order to communicate with stakeholders of different backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training program and in-country orientation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


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.

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How to apply:

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