Gender Advisor (Canadians Only)



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Northern Province


Location Mpika or Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia

Start Date Nov 2018 - Jan 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


As Gender Advisor, you bring strong technical expertise to the SANI team in Zambia, working with colleagues to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the centre of all project interventions. This includes working with and supporting staff, partners, and volunteers in understanding gender mainstreaming, and providing guidance to staff to ensure all project interventions are gender sensitive. Your strong collaboration skills ensures that you work closely with CARE Zambia’s Gender Advisor to strengthen and reinforce the SANI Gender Equality Strategy with all key project stakeholders.

You will also lend your excellent facilitation skills to the implementation of CARE’s Social Analysis and Action (SAA) intervention, which works with projects staff and community facilitators to support community-based action dialogues to reflect on and address unequal gender and power dynamics.

Finally, your top-notch communication skills will help the team to document and share the important gender work being implemented through the SANI project to a range of stakeholders.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Support the SANI Zambia team in integrating gender into all aspects of the project and its effective implementation within a “Do No Harm” framework

-Support CARE Zambia’s Gender Advisor to train staff and partners on SANI Zambia Gender Equality Strategy

-Support CARE Zambia’s Gender Advisor with the rollout of Social Analysis & Action (SAA)

-Support the SANI Zambia team to undertake ongoing qualitative monitoring of gender related outcomes

- Support the SANI Zambia team in gender-based analysis of monitoring data

- Support and strengthen the gender work and agenda of the District/Ward Nutrition Coordinating Committees

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in International Development or other related fields

- Studies in feminist theory, gender and health, gender equality, women’s studies, and women’s rights

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience working with gender mainstreaming

- Experience in monitoring and evaluation processes

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 and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for 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)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Fee Required


  • Stipend Provided
  • Housing Available


  • International Volunteers