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Volunteer role: Education Adviser - Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Bilingual (Portuguese/ English speaking)

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Chimoio, Mozambique
Application Closing Date:29 Feb 2020
Interview date:To be announced
Start date:To be announced

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

Role overview

The role is to build partners capacity , support and advise target partners (local education providers and community leaders) in integrating SRHR issues in inclusive education project (including people with disabilities) and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls at age of 15 - 19 of , who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons.
Include issues on SRHR in the activities and assure protection against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will have
• University degree in the Social Sciences, preferably in Gender and Development and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights if possible
• Experience of working at NGO level (local/national/international)
• Excellent analytical and writing skills
• Good knowledge of international gender forums
• Ability to organize training/workshops
• Creativity, able to initiate plans for improving planning and other extra activities
• Resilience, flexibility, adaptability and a sense of humor when faced with problems, obstacles, and frustrating circumstances

· At least 5 years’ experience in gender and SRHR activities.
· Proven experience in project management.
· All applicants must possess strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants may be required to take a VSO language test as part of the selection process.

· Experienced in a developmental context
· Previous travel of home country
· Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish or willingness to learn Portuguese

How we support our volunteers

VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You'll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you're overseas. When you return, we'll help you resettle.

Some background about VSO

In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.
Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same: create a fair world for everyone.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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