By | September 3, 2019

Innovators Against Gender Based Violence (IAGs)


UN Women and its partners are seeking Innovators Against Gender Based Violence (IAGs) to participate in a 12 months unique experiential learning, including sharing of knowledge and experience on gender equality, ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG) and movement building. The IAGs will be required to design and develop an innovative solution, with support from the host organization, to strengthen the organisation’s response to violence against women and girls.

This is part of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) – the Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative brings focused attention to the issue of VAWG, placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The IAGs will form part of the technical support to organisations and community groups working on women’s rights, disability, children’s rights, HIV, masculinities, SRHR and key populations. They will contribute to building a strong and visible social movement against SGBV and HPs, that is inclusive of women and men from all sectors; those in positions of power and formal authority; women, men, boys and girls in communities; and which includes the voices and perspectives of women and girls who are most marginalized by the intersecting forms of discrimination.
The IAGs will be contracted and deployed by Spotlight Initiative implementing partners in Muzarabani, Rushinga, Guruve, Mbire (Mashonaland Central); Chipinge Rural, Mutasa, Buhera (Manicaland); Hurungwe, Karoi, Zvimba (Mashonaland West); Umzingwane, Bulilima, Matobo (Matabeleland South); and Hopley, Epworth (Harare).
Successful applicants will be taken through an orientation process before deployment to respective districts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the host organisation the IAGs will undertake actions as outlined below:

For Programme Placements:

1. Programme design and implementation
• Assess and analyse local trends, gaps, challenges in addressing gender equality issues related to SGBV and harmful practices (HPs), including a focus on SRHR as well as HIV/AIDS;
• Design and support the delivery of appropriate interventions;

2. Advocacy and communications
• Support ongoing communication and advocacy initiatives between the host organization, key stakeholders within the district (Government, Media) and other civil society organisations undertaking programming and policy efforts related to SGBV, HPs, gender equality and HIV
• Capture stories of change on the organisations’ programme and activities

3. Partnerships and resource mobilisation
• Strengthen partnerships and networks amongst relevant institutions, practitioners and experts addressing SGBV and HPs in the district
• Contribute to developing project proposals to financing for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls

4. Monitoring and knowledge management
• Support the design and use of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and systems
• Produce at least one knowledge product during deployment.

For Finance and Administration Placements:

1. Governance and management
• Support legal registration and organisational structure

2. Administration and finance
• Support the strengthening of administration and financial systems including internal control frameworks
• Support financial reporting and audits

3. Procurement
• Support the development of a procurement manual, procurement code of conduct
• Develop a list of main suppliers and vendors

4. Client relationship
• Develop and/or maintain a list of main suppliers and donors
• Develop checklist of operations and procedures for maintaining client and donor relations


Core Values:
• Respect for Diversity;
• Integrity;
• Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
• Accountability;
• Creative Problem Solving;
• Effective Communication;
• Inclusive Collaboration;
• Stakeholder Engagement;
• Leading by Example.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience

1. Minimum Requirements
• For Programme Placements: Bachelor’s degree – Social science, development studies, law, gender/women studies, human rights, communications/media studies
• For Finance and Administration Placements: Bachelor’s degree – Business Administration/Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Commerce

• At least two years working experience

Other minimum requirements
• Willingness to live and work in a rural community
• Fluency in one or more local languages
• Must be between 25 and 35 years of age

How to apply
2. Application Instructions

b. Please submit a one – page motivation statement and detailed curriculum vitae
c. Applications should be clearly marked ‘Programme IAG’ or ‘Finance and Administration IAG’
d. Applications being posted or delivered BY HAND should be addressed to:The Human Resources Office, P O Box 4775, Causeway, Harare Zimbabwe
e. Deadline for submission is 2400hrs on Friday the 6 September 2019

NB: Females are encouraged to apply. NO APPLICATION FEE IS CHARGED.