HEALTH & GENDER EQUITY CENTRE:
OF IDP WOMEN THROUGH AWARENESS RAISING SEMINARS IN AREAS OF WOMEN AND HEALTH
SENIOR GENDER SPECIALIST & TRAINER
TO: WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL CAUCASUS REPRESENTATIVE
TERMS: 11 MONTHS FIXED CONTRACT (Tbilisi based with regular travel
to Kutaisi and Zugdidi).
United Nations High Commission has appointed WomenAid International to
implement a project that aims to empower women drawn from the internally
displaced persons (IDP) community. The project will be implemented
through WomenAid International’s Tbilisi based Health & Gender Equity
Centre and involves enabling IDP women to achieve greater self-reliance
on terms that are meaningful to the women themselves. On the request of
UNHCR following gender-sensitive evaluation of micro-credit projects targeted
at IDP women in 2000, WomenAid International will add a gender empowerment
component onto existing micro-finance projects supported by UNHCR. This
is an innovative merge by UNHCR between the goals of different implementing
partners. Micro-finance projects for the poor create groups of borrowers
with the group as collateral for a group loan. A significant non-economic
output of group loan projects is the production of a tight well-functioning
group that trust each other with a clear financial incentive (the group
loan) to continue co-operating.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
International will work with the ‘groups’ created by micro-finance projects
to add value to the existing projects. Community projects will be targeted
at selected groups of female borrowers- with the express aim to strengthen
supportive networks amongst the women. Awareness raising seminars and discussion
on the subjects of health and health behaviour (emphasis on sexual health,
reproductive health and family planning), human rights (emphasis on women’s
rights and IDP rights) and gender violence (emphasis on domestic violence,
trafficking and forced prostitution) will be held with groups of females.
By working with existing groups rather than isolated individuals, and groups
that have to meet regularly- it is hoped that women will be able to find
support amongst the group on issues of concern to improve their own levels
the overall guidance of the WomenAid Project Management Team, direct supervision
by the WomenAid International Caucasus representative, and in close collaboration
with other staff of the Tbilisi based Health & Gender Equity Centre,
the Senior Gender Specialist/Trainer will be lead on the delivery of women’s
rights advocacy and gender awareness training to IDP women.
formulate, develop and implement training modules/seminars on women’s rights,
including the development of questionnaires and survey materials;
and manage the human rights unit activities of the project, including training
and field activities;
of all human rights components in project reports;
collaborate and consult with all project partners and beneficiaries, arrange
and attend meetings, producing reports/minutes of meetings as necessary;
collect relevant data/information and maintain administrative and financial
records and participate in general office administration.
degree in a relevant field and expertise in women’s rights and gender violence
issues (i.e. trafficking, domestic violence).
understanding of, and commitment to, gender equity with knowledge of relevant
international and national human rights instruments and legislation and
experience of human rights and gender awareness raising training.
experience with an international and/or national NGO and experience in
project planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
of working with IDP communities and in depth knowledge of Georgian IDP
socio-economic and political status;
ability to manage a team combined with excellent administrative, financial
and communication skills;
computer literacy in all Microsoft office programs, including data processing
English, Russian and Georgian language skills, both written and oral.
will be short listed according to their ability to meet the criteria listed
in this person specification.
DEADLINE: March 25th 2001
applicants should submit (a) a curriculum vitae AND (b) a
detailed cover letter explaining their qualifications and suitability for
the position to the WomenAid International Caucasus Office, 22 Khorava
Street, Tbilisi, Georgia 38008, Tel/Fax: (995 32) 23 24 91
or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
will be accepted every working day from 9.00 am to 18.00 pm
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