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Consultancy To Develop Training Materials

Closing: Jan 19, 2022

Closing today

Published: Jan 11, 2022 (8 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

7 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

About the Spotlight Initiative

The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program aims to address regional bottlenecks and support regional commitments towards Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) including strengthening existing strategies and initiatives. The project contributes towards the achievements of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and is a driver for the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 Goal 17, and Sustainable Development Goal 5, and prioritizes strengthening existing strategies and initiatives, such as the AU Gender Strategy, the Gender Observatory, the AU Campaign to end Child Marriage and the AU Saleema Initiative on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The Spotlight Initiative adopts a strategy of harnessing the respective strengths of multi-sectoral and multilevel partnerships which will support the acceleration of transformative change. This will be achieved through working with individual member states, the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the Pan-African Women Organization.


Responsibilities

About the Spotlight Initiative

The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program aims to address regional bottlenecks and support regional commitments towards Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) including strengthening existing strategies and initiatives. The project contributes towards the achievements of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and is a driver for the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 Goal 17, and Sustainable Development Goal 5, and prioritizes strengthening existing strategies and initiatives, such as the AU Gender Strategy, the Gender Observatory, the AU Campaign to end Child Marriage and the AU Saleema Initiative on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The Spotlight Initiative adopts a strategy of harnessing the respective strengths of multi-sectoral and multilevel partnerships which will support the acceleration of transformative change. This will be achieved through working with individual member states, the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the Pan-African Women Organization.


Overall Objective

The main objective of the training materials is to equip CSOs with information on SGBV and the strategies, skills and knowledge that can be used to contribute to ending violence against women and girls.


Specific Objectives

● Enhance the understanding of the status of violence against women in Africa;

● Analyze the laws and policies aimed at protecting women from violence;

● Provide evidence on law and policy gaps, scrutinize the retrogressive and repressive laws that limit the rights of women in the focus countries and steps needed to enhance the protection of women;

● Enhance the capacities of women’s rights organizations and CSOs in the select countries on legal standards and norms as well as advocacy tailored towards EVAWG.

● Provide legal advocacy strategies and methodologies that will enhance the ratification, domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol.



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