Project coordinator, Gender Based Violence, Libya
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a Project Coordinator for Awareness-Raising on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Libya Background: Since the start of the uprising in Libya, a National Protection Against Violence Committee (NPAVC) has been set up in Benghazi under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health in the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya, and is working in direct collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Social Services. The Committee in time will become a national programme and will extend its representation in other key cities throughout western, eastern and southern Libya. Following discussions with key stakeholders in Benghazi working within the GBV working group DanChurchAid (DCA) identified a gap in the current interventions being addressed namely actions focusing on community awareness to prevent and respond to GBV. Working around sexual and gender-based violence is a new issue in Libya and it is important to commit to a concerted action tackling the issue from various angles. Raising the awareness of the population about gender / sexual violence through information, education and communication is paramount in the prevention and response to GBV. To this end, the NPAVC is involving civil society organisations to roll-out its plan to prevent and combat GBV however civil society organisations at this time lack experience in their new role and it is for this reason that DCA believes that incorporating a component that builds and strengthens civil society at this stage is critical as the democratic political culture in Libya expands.
Within the framework of this action, DCA intends to work closely with civil society organizations, community-based organisations and the NPAVC in eastern and western Libya as implementing partners with the objective of building their capacity and equipping them with the organizational and technical expertise and resources they need to provide sustainable services long into the future. DCA considers its partnership with these new organizations of significant importance and on-the-job training will be an integral component of this project. Through this action, DCA and its partners will work to promote community awareness through culturally sensitive campaigns. DCA and its partners will develop and disseminate key messages to the community targeting government officials and community leaders, youth, media, women groups and civil society organisations through education workshops / seminars, radio programmes, publication of a women magazine and printing of awareness raising materials. Funds have also been allocated to develop activities during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign – 25 November to 10 December – which will be carried out by CBOs / CSOs in surrounding areas of Benghazi and Tripoli.
Main objectives: To raise community and relevant stakeholders' awareness on GBV and CEDAW through information, education and communication.
Prepare training materials for Training of Trainers programme on GBV and CEDAW targeting DCA partner organisations, civil society members, government officials, media, lawyers, teachers, women's groups, etc
Responsible for conducting Training of Trainers programme and working closely with partner organisations and trainers in the delivery of replication workshops
Mapping of community based organisations (CBOs) and key figures in target areas working on S/GBV and women's rights and establish a woman network.
Responsible for developing IEC materials in close collaboration with DCA partners and CBOs such as radio programs, leaflets and posters and the like
Responsible for assisting CBOs in the development of awareness raising actions for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
Essential Requirements: Degree in management and/or international cooperation ; managerial skills; experience working with national partners; capability to coordinate and supervise the project's personnel; ample experience in training in GBV and women's rights; experience developing IEC materials; working experience in development or emergency projects preferably gained in Arab countries; fluent knowledge of Arabic preferable.
A four-month employment starting as soon as possible.
This is a non-family posting
Duty Station: Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya
Salary approx. 34,000 DKK (all incl)
Comprehensive insurance package, free housing
How to apply. To apply online. All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Initial phone/Skype interviews. Face to face interviews will be scheduled subsequently to the initial interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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