Developing a Program to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence and Harrassment in the Workplace
SCOPE OF WORK
Dates of Consultancy: January–July 2021
Level of Effort: Approximately 100 hours
Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization. Its programs are based on the principle that, by exercising their right to freedom of association and forming trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, people can improve their workplaces, call on governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, social justice and inclusive economic development. Its programs in more than 60 countries focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, gender equality, migration and human trafficking, and pro-legal strategies, bolstering workers in an increasingly informal economy. Founded in 1997 by the AFL-CIO to tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, Solidarity Center promotes democratic rights and respect for workers, raises public awareness about abuses of the world’s most vulnerable workers, and helps the world’s workers secure a voice in their societies and the global economy.
Solidarity Center seeks a consultant with expertise in developing and implementing programs that identify, address, and prevent forms of Gender Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the workplace, ideally with international nongovernment organizations (NGOs). This consultant will engage the Solidarity Center staff in examining our existing GBVH program and identifying ways to improve it. This will involve determining the best methods for gathering information from individual staff and synthesizing it into a report with recommendations.
Due to the challenges of COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions, outreach to field staff may be limited to on-line, virtual platforms.
Solidarity Center intends for the data collection and analysis to be accessible and replicable. These should address the complex gender dynamics that women and non-binary staff must navigate, particularly while working abroad, assessing the efficacy of existing tools and systems to support them and amplifying the voices of staff affected by GBVH as part of the solution. The organization seeks to lead by example by demonstrating the inherent value of including and elevating the voices and needs of staff members throughout this process.
Solidarity Center anticipates that this will be the first phase of a longer-term initiative. The second phase will be based on the recommendations provided under this consultancy.
Although the work will be done remotely, the consultant must be available for regular communication with the Washington, DC headquarters while also interacting with field offices worldwide as needed.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume that reference your experience developing programs to prevent and address GBVH in the workplace, along with three references from previous clients and/or employers.
The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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