Gender Equality Advisor (Canadians Only)



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Mwanza Region


Location Mwanza, Tanzania

Start Date Feb - Apr 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


The aim of the Gender Equality Advisor role is to implement the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) T-LED strategy. You will play an important role in supporting TWCC, TCCIA, and SIDO in addressing the gender inequality issues prevalent in Tanzania by using the GESI strategy to provide recommendations. Once the GESI strategy is reviewed and tailored, this will be the basis of performing learning workshops directly to TWCC, TCCIA, and SIDO. Furthermore, there will be a need to further adapt the GESI strategy to address the specific challenges women-led SMEs face in Mtwara and Lindi. Working with other international and national volunteers, there will be ample opportunity to contribute GESI issues into training and mentoring sessions to SME in the region.

You will be well supported by the Mtwara team, all eager to collaborate with you to overcome gender inequality issues in the region.

Come join a dynamic T-LED team!

As a volunteer, you will:

- Evaluate and review current GESI training materials developed by T-LED, and develop training modules suitable for T-LED staff, partners and for SMEs

- Support development of a tailored training curriculum and program which will assist T-LED staff, volunteers and partners in delivering gender-responsive service to SMEs in Mtwara and Lind

- Support the development of workshops that cover topics such as positive masculinities and budgets with a gender perspective 

- Support the identification and recruitment of women-led SMEs in the region

- Strengthen capacity of T-LED staff and partner organizations to support the provision of gender responsive services

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies, Women Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology, or other relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

- 2 – 3 years’ work experience in gender work or related issues

- Facilitation and training skills; experience in development and delivering workshops

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


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