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Funded Volunteer Opportunity in Mozambique: Education Gender Advisor

International Organisation VSO
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Funded Volunteer Opportunity in Mozambique: Education Gender Advisor

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VSO; a leading international development organisation, is offering a volunteer work opportunity in Chimoio, Mozambique as an Education Gender Advisor.

Role Review

The role is to support and advise target partners (local education providers and community leaders) in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for people with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls at the ages of 15 - 19, who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons. This role also Includes issues on protection against early marriages, early pregnancies and sexual abuse.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  1. University degree in the Social Sciences, preferably in Gender and Development if possible.
  2. Experience of working at NGO level (local/national/international).
  3. Knowledge in human rights (women men, Childs, and People with disabilities rights).
  4. Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  5. Good knowledge of international gender forums.
  6. Ability to organize training/workshops.
  7. Creativity, able to initiate plans for improving planning and other extra activities.
  8. Resilience, flexibility, adaptability and a sense of humour when faced with problems, obstacles and frustrating circumstances.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to capacity development principles and ability to transfer knowledge and skills and empower counterparts to lead organisational processes.
  10. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
  11. You’re able to present progress reports, project updates and briefings to a range of audiences in a clear, accurate and confident manner.
  12. Willing to travel to 40 target literacy schools in the Manica Province.
  13. You’re computer literate in Microsoft Office Experience.
  14. You have at least 5 years’ experience in gender activities. 
  15. You have proven experience in project management.
  16. 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.


  1. Experienced in developmental context.
  2. Previous travel of home country.
  3. Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish or willingness to learn Portuguese.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.


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Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Gender equality, Human Rights, Research, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Right

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Copy of Passport, Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Law and Human Rights, Psychology and Sociology
Educational Level
Required Languages
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