Call for Trainers: Gender Sensitivity Training
In Southern Africa, gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), which disproportionately affects women and girls, is among the most severe and widespread human rights violations and impacts almost every aspect of life and is further entrenched in society, cultures, and institutions.
In December 2017, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) started the regional Partnerships for Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa Programme (PfP) in South Africa, Zambia, and Lesotho. The programme puts focus on strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships for effective primary prevention of GBVF in the implementing countries.
One avenue of primary prevention is to address potentially harmful stereotypes, norms, opinions, and perceptions persistent in society about gender roles, gender violence and women and girls in general. One group of actors intentionally or unintentionally playing an important role in shaping these stereotypes, norms, opinions, and perceptions is the South African media sector.
In front of this background, the PfP Programme and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have formed a partnership Flagship Project jointly with the government, civil society and industry. To shape and implement a process toward more gender equality, less stereotyping and an active fight against GBVF with and through news and entertainment media in South Africa – The Step It Up for Gender Equality in South African Media (Step It Up) Project.
To address the objective of capacity building in the media sector, the Step It Up project, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation and Gender Links, will finalize a gender sensitivity tool kit for entertainment media practitioners. The purpose of this toolkit is to guide trainers to execute the training to entertainment media practitioners. This will capacitate the participating practitioners to engage with their role in shaping societal norms, standards, and stereotypes through their content. Coupled with this, participants will be sensitized around sexual harassment and other practices that lead to unsafe and unequal working conditions.
A train the trainer workshop will be required. This workshop will ensure that the trainers who will implement the training will be equipped to execute the gender-sensitivity training programme for entertainment media and fully comprehend the training materials produced.
SCOPE OF WORK/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall guidance of the joint UN Women and GIZ Step it Up team and the National Film and Video Foundation, the Consultant will prepare and facilitate one-day training for five different groups of entertainment media practitioners. The Consultant will perform the following tasks:
CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION:
UN Women and GIZ Step it up a team, and the National Film and Video Foundation will provide the Consultant with resource material regarding gender sensitivity training.
The contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the programme to be delivered.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 02 July 2021.
The opening date: 14 June 2021
The closing date: 02 July 2021
ENQUIRIES CAN BE FORWARDED TO:
NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION (NFVF)
Contact details: 011 483 0880
GERMANY DEVELOPMENT CORPARTION (GIZ)
Contact details: 012 423 7977