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Gender and Inclusion Specialist


  • Organization: VSO - Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Location: Myanmar
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-22

Working at VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international non-governmental organisation that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. In 2022/23, over 7,700 dedicated individuals from across the globe volunteered with VSO, bringing their abilities to support almost 11 million people in 35 countries.

Our work centres on those who are left out by society – those living in extreme poverty or with disability and illness. Those who face discrimination and violence because of their gender, sexuality, or social status. Those who are at risk from disaster, disease, and conflict.

But they are not passive beneficiaries of aid; they are the “primary actors” at the heart of our efforts. From their perspective, we define the issues, opportunities, and solutions that drive sustainable, local-led change. These individuals are the key agents of their own transformation.

Role Details
Location: Myanmar
Salary: Not Specified
Contract Type: Not Specified
Contract Length: Not Specified
Full Time: Not Specified
Application Closing Date: Jun 22, 2024 00:00:00
Interview Date: Between 27 June - 02 July
Start Date: As soon as possible
Download Job Description File Size: 159.79 KBs, File Type: pdf

Role Overview Summary

The volunteer will provide technical support and guidance in project implementation and monitoring in responding to gender mainstreaming and inclusion in learning spaces and local communities. The volunteer will work with the project team in designing workshops and trainings to support with inclusive education resources to trainers, teachers, and education providers from partner organizations. Together with Education Coordinator, ensure to have active engagement and effective coordination with consortium partners, particularly with assigned partner organization. The volunteer will offer mentoring and coaching to support the partner staff implement training around gender and inclusion.   

Ideal Applicant Summary


Knowledge of understanding inclusion and gender responsive programming in fragile context and the project region.

Experience of training in collecting data.

Proven ability in identifying the needs of the most marginalized girls and boys, including those with disabilities, and using their own voice to express their priorities. 

Familiarity with international frameworks and standards on gender equality, and inclusive education, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Have background in building community participation in emergency response. 

Fluent in Myanmar and English. Fluent in local language is an asset. 

Excellent in teamwork and have strong facilitation skills.

Proven ability to deliver trainings and capacity building activities.

Ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.

Having a flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Willingness to travel to remote areas and work in challenging environments (where it is safe to do so). 

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful

• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations

• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships

• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

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