Youth Challenge International
Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Over the past 25 years, YCI has supported youth-led initiatives and volunteer engagement with over 250,000 youth in 13 countries around the world. YCI’s programs are a unique and effective opportunity for individuals to participate in development programming. By combining the energy and skills of volunteers with local youth and partners, YCI provides volunteers with the opportunity to contribute to innovative programming while developing personal and professional skills.
The EMBRACE program
EMBRACE (Enhancing Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health through Revitalized Health Services and Community Engagement) is a four-year program designed to improve the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) of vulnerable women, girls and boys in Cambodia, Philippines, Rwanda and Burma. The program is funded by the Government of Canada and is being implemented through a consortium led by ADRA Canada in partnership Youth Challenge International (YCI) and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (HDC).
The EMBRACE project is seeking a results-oriented volunteer Gender Equality (GE) Specialist to ensure the effective implementation of gender transformative programming, donor
compliance and evidence-based reporting. In consultation with the GE specialist at ADRA Canada, the Gender Equality Technical Coordinator will specifically support ADRA Rwanda in
developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the Gender Equality Strategy (GES) of the EMBRACE Project, but will also provide support to other country offices within the
EMBRACE program as needed. The volunteer will be placed in the EMBRACE project office in Rwanda and will be working and living in the field for the duration of their placement. ADRA
Rwanda is a faith-based organization and the volunteer will be expected to respect and reflect the values and lifestyle of the project while in the field. The volunteer will report to the Project Manager in Rwanda, and will be supported by the GE Specialist in Canada.