Programme Associate - Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)

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Last update: Oct 12, 2022 Last update: Oct 12, 2022

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Deadline: Oct 24, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: South Africa South Africa
Sectors: Information & Communication Technology Information & Communication Technology
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 6 years
Date posted: Oct 12, 2022

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (MCO) covers SACU countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

UN Women has multiple initiatives on Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls (EVAW/G). To accelerate delivery on prevention of EVAW/G and promoting WEE, UN Women SAMCO seeks to develop innovative solutions with potential to assist with preparedness, prevention, protection and or response to violence and recovery of survivors on universities and colleges campuses.

Violence against women, girls and members of the LGBTQIA+ community has emerged as one of the major challenges in post-apartheid South Africa. In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that schools and universities are spaces where gendered violence exists at an alarming rate - making it difficult for women and girls to learn in a safe and secure environment. It is light of this untenable reality that an Innovation Project has been developed to proffer solutions to the gendered violence in schools and on campuses.

UN Women in partnership with Higher Health is developing an online engagement platform for Universities and Colleges for GBV and Wellness. An online platform prototype, iPheza is expected to be rolled out after successful pilot testing in 2021. The Programme Associate (EVAW) will be responsible for implementing the finalization, testing and roll out of the iPheza Online Platform and the HeForShe Online social clubs on campuses.

Under the supervision of Programme Specialist (EVAW, WPS) SAMCO, the Program Associate (EVAW) will be responsible in assisting with finalizing the development and rolling out if the iPheza App - aimed at providing critical information and resources for students and learners. The main objective of the assignment is to implement the finalization, testing and roll out of the iPheza Online Platform and the HeforShe Online social clubs on campuses.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide substantive support to the iPheza Platform outreach/advocacy strategies and plans.

2. Develop content for and manage the iPHEZA interactive anti-SGBV/IPV engagement platform.

Draw up a workplan for the iPheza Online platform finalization and content development.
Audit of the iPheza Platform Prototype to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.
Contribute to the final user interface design look and feel by MTN.
Work closely with MTN and RLabs to ensure that iPheza Online Platform is finalized and tested.
Develop a iPheza roll out strategy for operationalizing the iPheza Online Platform so that it is remains relevant to the Post-School Education and Training Sector (PSET) including TVETs, Universities and other government and non-government institutions.
Integrate Morabaraba Game and HeforShe into the platform.

3. Implement campaign to change mindsets.

Work closely with MTN and RLabs to ensure that iPheza Online Platform is finalized and tested.
Develop a iPheza roll out strategy for operationalizing the iPheza Online Platform so that it is remains relevant to the Post-School Education and Training Sector (PSET) including TVETs, Universities and other government and non-government institutions.
Integrate Morabaraba Game and HeforShe into the platform.
Support strategy development and design of HeforShe social clubs including an online structured engagement module.

4. Strengthen iPheza movement and raise awareness to VAW linking to VAW response.

Stakeholder engagements to facilitate and obtain commitment for content and support for the platform.
Develop content for the platform, working closely with the UN Women programme team.
Schedule project deliverable update meetings as per requirements.
Support UN Women in the activation of HeforShe clubs offline on campuses and TVETs.

5. Any other emerging project related responsibilities that will be agreed upon with the Programme Specialist.


Competencies

Core Values:

Respect for Diversity
Integrity
Professionalism

Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Accountability
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example

Functional Competences:

Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
Knowledge of web-based management systems;
Knowledge of production, graphic design and photography standards;
Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach;
Knowledge of local country media landscape;
Communication, networking and advocacy skills;
Ability to be strategic and analytical;
Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable;


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Completion of secondary education required;
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Communication, Information Technology, Gender or Law or related fields is an asset.

Experience:

At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in content development and curation of digital platforms;
Experience in design and innovation for social change is required;
Experience in building technology platforms for advocacy and communication especially for running sustainable campaigns;
Experience in in HeforShe activations on campuses;
Experience in understanding Youth and/or gender and gender-based violence issues is an asset;
Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required;
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.