South Sudan: Consultant/Facilitator

By Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa Organization: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 12 Oct 2018

a) Introduction

SIHA plans to work with students and teachers of three secondary schools in Wau, building their awareness and increasing their understanding of how SVAW/G negatively impacts the community and what protection strategies can be used to prevent this violence. Community support for the prevention and elimination of SVAW/G will also be rallied through workshops and media campaigns. From the outset of the project, the specific context and root causes of SVAW/G in Wau District will be identified and used to inform the awareness-raising and training activities. Moreover, all project activities adhere to the working principles of SIHA which promote participatory research and engagement, making the beneficiaries, namely women and girls, key actors throughout project implementation.

In light of the intense engagement of women and girls throughout the project cycle and given the sensitive nature of working with children and potential victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), SIHA intends to facilitate a training on ethical and safety considerations when conducting research or carrying out interventions with children or survivors of SVAW/G.

The training will be based on the best practices and recommendations from, among others, the World Health Organization’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence against Women, Save the Children’s Practice Standards in Children’s Participation and UNESCO and UN Women’s Global Guidance on Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence.

b) Objectives of the Training
a. Raise awareness of the ethical and safety considerations of working with children and survivors of SGBV.
b. Develop guidelines and mechanisms to ensure the safety of participants and staff.
c. Develop guidelines and mechanisms for ensuring the confidentiality of participants.
d. Develop guidelines for ensuring participants are aware of their rights and are willing participants in any activities or research.
e. Develop guidelines and mechanisms for obtaining the necessary permission and approvals by parents or guardians of participants under the age of 18.
f. Inform staff and teachers of critical referral pathways for participants needing additional assistance.
g. Draft an anti-sexual harassment and exploitation policy to be adopted and signed by all staff and actors involved in the project.

c) Expected Participants
The training will target SIHA South Sudan project staff, teachers and school administrators from the three beneficiary schools.
V. Role of Consultant /Facilitator
The training will be conducted by an expert in ethical and safety standards for working with women and children in initiatives related to SVAW/G. Potential candidates will be screened by SIHA.
The consultant/facilitator will design and conduct a 3 day training on ethical and safety standards for working with women and children in initiatives related to SVAW/G culminating in the development of clear guidelines to be used by SIHA staff, teachers and school administrators as well as the development of a policy on sexual harassment and exploitation in a school and education setting.

d) Candidate Key Competencies
• Experience designing and providing training on ethics and standards as per the WHO, UN and/or Save the Children Guidelines mentioned above.
• Strong background in Social Work and Gender Based violence programming is required.
• At least 3-5 years of experience in programming on sexual violence primarily against women and girls and reproductive health, and provision of support services.
• Understanding of Horn of Africa cultural and political context especially in relation to Sexual and gender-based violence issues will be required.
• Excellent facilitation skills. Strong Knowledge of women rights conditions in the region is essential.
• Knowledge of advocacy strategies addressing sexual violence and network building skills is expected.
VII. Expected outputs and timeline
• Develop curriculum for training on ethics and standards in conducting research or carrying out initiatives with women or children for programmes related to SVAW/G.
• Lead the facilitation during the 3 day workshop
• Workshop Report: Lessons Learnt report and recommendations
• Policy for schools on sexual harassment and exploitation to be developed during workshop.
• Guidelines for working with women and children

e) Time line

• Develop workshop schedule/sessions and content to be reviewed by SIHA Regional Staff. (3 days)
• Facilitate workshop (3 days)
• Draft and finalize policy on sexual harassment and exploitation for schools as well as guidelines for working with children and women in SVAW/G initiatives or research. (2 days)
• Submit the final report on the outcomes of the workshop (1 day)

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing her/his motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, in relation to the assignment by 12th of October 2018 3:00 pm EAT. Please enter “Application Materials: ‘’Challenging Patterns and Drivers of Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Wau State, South Sudan” to SIHA’s Human Resources Department humanresourcesiha@gmail.com before 12th of October 2018.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates. We thank you for your interest! **

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