Aswatouna

Call for applications: Sexual and Gender-based Violence Consultant/Advisor

January 7, 2021

Application in Arabic | Application in French

Background:

Internews’ Aswatouna project aims to improve the ability of media actors and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Morocco to report on the issue of SGBV and combat harmful gender norms, thereby strengthening accountability of related reforms, laws, and commitments.

Aswatouna will establish a nationwide network of women journalists and WHRDs to strengthen their resilience against gender-based online attacks and build the capacity of journalists and women activists to report on and advocate for human rights and SGBV issues.

Ultimately, the project will Increase coordination and consultation among women journalists/WHRDs, Increase the amount of quality, accurate information available on issues related to SGBV, improve understanding among WHRDs/journalists of digital security and digital security practices, as well as Improve the quality of media content on SGBV and increase access to it.

Internews:

Internews is a women-led international non-profit organization dedicated to giving people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Since its formation in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 100 countries worldwide; Internews has active projects in more than 50 countries throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East.

Scope of work

Internews is organizing a Hack-a-thon to bring together 20 women journalists and 20 women activists from across Morocco who will gather in Rabat with the goal of forging a sustainable network that develops innovative solutions to address the lack of reliable information and social bias about SGBV, and its effect on women and girls. The event will consist of a mixture of talks, skills sharing, and breakout sessions. Activities will be undertaken jointly with JOSSOUR FFM, the Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN) and the Moroccan Lawyers Syndicate.

Internews seeks to hire an SGBV expert/consultant to support with the implementation of the Hack-a-thon.

In collaboration with Internews and its partners, the consultant will:

  • Conduct and coordinate the talks, workshops, and breakout sessions.
  • Support the development of a joint strategy on how to better engage men and boys in combating SGVB.
  • Support the development of a needs assessment for advocacy and awareness raising campaigns.
  • Support the development of a joint strategy on how to advocate for reforms/fill in gaps of existing legislation on violence against women.
  • Support the design of a risk assessment for digital safety training.
  • Mentor participants on their assignments

Deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Live sessions (presentations and discussions)
  • Training/workshop material (presentation slides, documents, readings)

Qualification and experience required

  • At least a Masters degree in Gender studies, journalism, or related field.
  • Considerable experience working on SGBV issues, especially with journalists and/or WHRDs.
  • Proven experience in conducting trainings, workshops, strategy sessions, and in supporting advocacy efforts.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English. Knowledge of French considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating workshops, training, and facilitating others for successful outcomes essential.
  • Demonstrable experience in training Journalists and HRDs highly is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, good team working skills, and an engaging and participatory manner essential.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to submit a concept note and an updated CV, including past experience from similar missions by January 6, 2021 to MA-aswatouna@internews.org.  For any questions and information, please send an email to MA-aswatouna@internews.org.