Gender Specialist Volunteer Job

Niger State, Nigeria
VSO Nigeria Programme Office (Nigeria)

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
Improving Market Access for the Poor project IMA4P aims to increase income and income security for the poor and marginalized through more equitable participation in soybean and maize value chains.
Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, the Gender Specialist will be responsible for positioning farmer collectives to maximize the benefits sourcing inputs, farming, selling, negotiating and advocating as a group and ensure that the most marginalized are not left behind.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
The ideal appilcant has a good overview of farmer collectives,cooperative management, agronomy and agribusiness systems and challenges, people centered security and peace and conflict prevention issues and an active interest in the workings of civil society networks. He/she also has a minimum of two year relevant work experience supporting farmer cooperatives, CSOs/networks and the ability to advocating on issues that affect poor marginalized farmers, as well as a
good understanding/knowledge of the local context and sensitivities [Niger State].


All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

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

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
22 Jul 2017

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