Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor (Non-Beninese currently in Benin only)

Cuso International

Africa , Benin


Ending On: 31 Jan 2022 55 days to go


Job Description

We are looking for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor (Non-Beninese currently in Benin only)


Employment: Full Time

Requirements: Apply Now

Location: Cotonou, Benin

Start date:  September 2021

Duration of assignment: 12 months

Language requirements: French Level 5 – Full mastery


Role of the volunteer

If you are currently living in Benin and want to contribute to positive and lasting change, this opportunity could be yours! Due to current restrictions on travel between countries, we have some placements available for applicants already in Benin.

Volunteers must currently reside in Benin and have one of the following statuses:

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
  • Citizenship of a neighboring country other than Benin

The Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor will be responsible for developing training on gender equality- and social inclusion issues, using an intersectional perspective, aimed at our partners in both countries, allowing for increase their knowledge and understanding of concepts and issues and will provide them with the necessary bases for integrating these questions into their work with local communities. The development of the training will have to be done in a collaborative way with the teams of the two countries and the person selected will have to make sure to integrate the comments and the feedback of the teams throughout the process.

Essential academic skills:

  • University degree in gender studies, social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development, etc.) or other relevant field.
  • People with significant experience in raising awareness of gender equality issues at the professional, volunteer, or other level are also welcome to submit their application.

Essential professional experience / skills:

  • Mastery of essential concepts of gender, intersectionality and human rights
  • Experience in creating trainings on gender equality issues
  • Knowledge of interactive and participatory training approaches

About us and the project

Cuso International

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization dedicated to eradicating poverty and inequality. Each year, we send hundreds of trained volunteers to the field to help our partners maximize their impact and build their capacities. We collaborate with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral organizations and private sector companies to create and deliver programs aimed at gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls and access to quality jobs for young people.

Project – SHARE (sharing of Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality)

Cuso International will carry out the SHARE (Sharing Canadian Know-How for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality) project, with input from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over a seven-year period. SHARE aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people, especially women and girls in developing countries, with the mission of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ). In addition to strengthening Canadians’ commitment to international development and key global issues, this project will aim to improve the performance of country partners to promote innovative initiatives and more inclusive sustainable environmental development that will advance the

Terms and conditions

Cuso International’s terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being efficient in your assignment. Support from Cuso International helps cover the basic living costs of a volunteer but is not intended to cover home expenses (e.g. mortgage, student loans, school fees, etc.) or items. luxury goods including the importation of goods from elsewhere, international personal travel, etc.

Support package

  • A modest monthly living allowance
  • Accommodation during the internship, plane ticket / return transport and cost of health insurance
  • Training and Orientation (more details below)
  • Field support through the national program office of Cuso International.
  • Access to the employee assistance program during the internship and upon return.

Training and briefing

You will have an advisor who will support you throughout the process and you will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your internship and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your internship.

Protection against sexual exploitation and abuse

Cuso International works with poor, vulnerable and marginalized populations, primarily women and girls, to eradicate poverty and inequality. We understand the need to uphold and enforce the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

At Cuso International, we believe that anyone, regardless of race, origin, place of birth, skin color, ethnicity, nationality, religious beliefs, gender, age, criminal record, marital status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity as well as disability, has the right to a life free from harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Cuso International considers that all forms of sexual harassment, exploitation and violence are incompatible with the fundamental belief in the human dignity of all people, with national and international agreements and standards, as well as with its fundamental values.

Cuso International volunteers must commit to abide by the policies and   code of conduct  relating to the protection of children, the prevention of violence in the workplace, the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. workplace and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.

More Information

  • Job City Cotonou

Key Responsibility

Company Profile

Employer: Cuso International

About Company:

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.


A world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society.


Reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of volunteers, partners and donors.



Partnership: We believe in the power of people. We employ a people-centred approach to development and the challenge of overcoming poverty and inequality. We support our partners, who drive their own development. We recognize that we all have a stake in effective development, and we seek to build on each other’s capabilities.

Respect and Integrity: We value diversity. We recognize and care about the rights and dignity of others. We strive to live up to our commitments, to be fair and transparent in our work, and to act consistently in applying our principles.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and proactively demonstrate that we work with and on behalf of others. We perform consistently to standards and seek to achieve and inspire excellence. We are dedicated to continually drawing from our experience, sharing knowledge and applying it to improve our work.

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