Consultant, Data Collection on GBVH in the Workplace

Organizational and Leadership Development · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Organizational and Leadership Development
Employment Type Consultant
Minimum Experience Experienced

SOLIDARITY CENTER

 

CONSULTING OPPORTUNITY:

Developing a Program to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence and Harrassment in the Workplace


SCOPE OF WORK


Location: Remote

 

Dates of Consultancy: January–July 2021

 

Level of Effort: Approximately 100 hours

 

About Us:

 

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.

 

The Role:

 

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.


Desired Outcomes:


  1. The design and implementation of a process that engages Solidarity Center staff in developing an improved program to address and prevent GBVH in the workplace, which may include confidential individual interviews, focus groups, and/or online surveys.
  2. A report that analyses the data collected and provides recommendations for further action.


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.


Key Activities:

 

  • Design a methodology for collecting data on the GBVH experiences of Solidarity Center field and headquarters staff, in collaboration with the Deputy Director for Organizational Development (OD) and in consultation with the Equality and Inclusion Department.
  • Work with Solidarity Center’s OD Department to develop a timeline and communication plan for introducing the project to staff, explaining the data collection process, and preparing them to participate.
  • Consult with Solidarity Center’s EID Director in developing questions for any written or oral components of the data collection methodology.
  • Conduct any oral interviews and/or focus groups with staff and review data from any written surveys.
  • Cooperate with interpreters and translators as needed to ensure that all staff can participate and have access to survey materials in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
  • Analyze all data collected and provide both a briefing to Solidarity Center managers as well as a written report with recommendations for training, workshops, and other steps to prevent and/or address GBVH.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Experience developing and implementing programs to prevent and address GBVH at work, including sexual harassment, preferably with international non-governmental organizations,
  • Extensive experience working with diverse cultures, specifically outside the United States and ideally in the Global South
  • Deep understanding of international development and the dynamics that exist between local and expatriate staff and partners on the ground
  • Experience with the labor movement, worker rights, human rights, and/or social justice issues and their corresponding organizations
  • Experience using Survey Monkey or similar tools; experience with statistical software and graphic design tools is desired
  • Exceptional analytic, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with full fluency in English; the ability to work in a second language is desired
  • Keen attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment

 

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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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Organizational and Leadership Development
  • Employment Type
    Consultant
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced