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Peru: Job announcement, "Intercultural And Gender Advisor"

in PERU, 13/06/2012

We are looking for someone that contributes to the identification, research and publication of current national issues negatively affecting men and women from a gender approach, human rights, justice in the rural area and improving access to justice from an intercultural perspective. Also, to contribute to development &/or consolidation of coordinated local justice systems in order to provide a more adequate service to women and children affected by situations of violence in the rural areas.

Source: Cuso International

Cuso International. Lima, Peru.
Description:

Partner Name: Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL)

Location: Lima, Peru

Funding Eligibility Requirements: Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Length of Placement: 12-24 months

Language Requirements: Spanish Level 3-4


About Cuso International:

Cuso International is a non-profit development agency that works through volunteers. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are one of North America’s leading international development organizations that works through volunteers.
About the Partner:

Since its creation in 1983, the Legal Defence Institute (IDL) has been devoted to the defence and promotion of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in Peru. The purpose of the IDL is to contribute towards improvement of the quality of citizen participation in the discussion and control of the State’s reform processes, through the promotion of a culture of democracy based on pluralism, veracity and inclusion of all social and political stakeholders of the country.

The mission of the IDL is to strengthen the voice of the civil society apart from political parties. Over the last several years, IDL has contributed to improving the situation of violence against indigenous women and peasants.
The Volunteer's Role:

To contribute to the identification, research and publication of current national issues negatively affecting men and women from a gender approach, human rights, justice in the rural area and improving access to justice from an intercultural perspective. Also, to contribute to development &/or consolidation of coordinated local justice systems in order to provide a more adequate service to women and children affected by situations of violence in the rural areas.

Contribute to the institutional reflection process on intercultural and gender issues
Assist in the design and implementation of the technical assistance and capacity development for justice system stakeholders (from the community and the State) aimed at promoting dialogue and coordination among them
Advise the justice system stakeholders and political authorities regarding the design and implementation of public policies to improve access to justice for women

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

Degree and/or equivalent experience in psychology, social work or related field
3 years experience with women victims of violence and/or other counseling experience
Working knowledge of a holistic approach to human rights that integrates gender equality and intercultural issues
Experience dealing with policemen, judges, prosecutors, and with other stakeholders within the formal justice system
Rural experience is an asset

Training and Financial Support:

Our training and support package covers the costs of being an overseas volunteer, allowing you to enjoy a modest but healthy lifestyle while you volunteer abroad. This includes:

Attendance at a Cuso International assessment day (candidates are expected to cover the first $150 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and accommodation costs).
Travel and accommodation costs associated with five day pre-departure training course held in Ottawa.
Return airfare and visa/permit (this includes a return flight in the case of a family emergency).
Coverage for required vaccinations, medications and health insurance.
Accommodation while overseas.
A modest living allowance, which varies depending on the country where you are placed.
Quarterly payments to support you in your placement

To Apply:

Please apply online, quoting referral code LAC0073/0014/0001 the name of the placement Intercultural and Gender Advisor.

Website: http://volunteerplacementsoverseas.org/english/volunteeropenings.asp

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