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This volunteer placement is located in: Bogota, Colombia

Start Date: May/June 2024

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish & English Level 4-Advanced

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role

Fundación ACUA and Cuso International have been championing the advancement of women's public policies in the mid-Pacific region, where the municipalities are presently in a technical phase that requires the creation of finalized public policy documents per the public policy cycle.

Your support will involve creating detailed implementation strategies and actionable plans designed to empower women in these areas to spearhead the execution of the public policies after approval by the Municipal Council.

Accordingly, the aim of the activities outlined in this work plan is to provide precise compliance and technical support to meet these particular needs aligned with the... ongoing processes in these regions.

Apply today to make a difference!

As a volunteer, you will:
• Review public policy documents on women in the municipalities of Guapi, Timbiquí, Lopez de Micay and El Charco and the advocacy processes. Formulate a work and action plan with each community in conjunction with other Cuso volunteers based on the needs presented.
• Support the fine-tuning of the document/guide for the implementation of the Public Policy on Women, taking into account the municipal, departmental and national development plans. In addition to this, the Development Programs with a Territorial Approach (PDET) and corresponding legal frameworks should be included.
• Creation of tools (guides, training, routes, etc.) to support the implementation of women's public policies and action and advocacy plans in each municipality. Diagnose, create, pilot, evaluate, improve, finalize.

Essential Requirements:
• Experience working at the community level with women in vulnerable situations.
• Experience leading training processes with women in vulnerable situations.

Essential Background:
• Degree or diploma in public policy, political science, government, development studies, gender studies or other.
• Project management or knowledge in results-based management.

Essential Background:
• Work experience or studies in gender, advocacy and/or sustainable development.
• Knowledge of economic development processes and practices with a social and environmental approach.
• Experience in communication roles.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with social platforms.

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Support Package
• Modest monthly living allowance
• Accommodation while in placement
• Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit costs
• Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
• Pre-departure training, in-country orientation and reintegration debriefing
• On-the-ground support through our Cuso International's Country Program Office
• Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
• Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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