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ICGBV Vacancy – Policy and Research Officer

The  ICGBV is currently seeking to recruit a Policy and Research Officer. To apply please email a CV and Cover Letter to info@gbv.ie by 26th April 2021 with the subject line ‘Policy and Research Officer Application’

Job Description Policy and Research Officer – ICGBV

Job Title Policy and Research Officer – Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence
Reports to Coordinator of the Consortium
Direct Reports None
Job Location ActionAid Ireland, Dublin 1, remote working currently
Contract Details 2 year (Fixed Term Contract) – all candidates must have the right to work in Ireland
Salary Range €35,000 – €40,000 (depending on experience)
Background The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence is an alliance of international human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, including NGO’s, Irish Aid and the Irish Defence Forces. Established in 2005 as a response to reports of ongoing and systematic sexual violence against women and girls in the Darfur Region of Sudan, it works collaboratively to increase knowledge and understanding of gender based violence and to promote high quality programming and policy responses, in both humanitarian and development settings.
Job Purpose The Consortium is seeking to employ a full time Policy and Research Officer. The purpose of the role is to work on policy creation, research and to support the learning agenda of the Consortium. The Policy and Research Officer will also support the Coordinator and Consortium members in the implementation of its Strategic Plan within the context of annually agreed plans.
Main Duties & Responsibilities –          Develop policy outputs on gender based violence and coordinate technical input from Consortium members on the policies, through the provision of briefing papers, desk reviews and research material, as well as drafting policy papers.

–          Provide technical inputs as well as logistical and administrative support for Consortium events.

–          Develop communications materials for the Consortium (such as producing a twice-yearly Members’ newsletter, the Annual Report, etc.) and actively maintain the ICGBV social media accounts.

–          Assist in the creation of training materials and undertake group facilitation exercises as needed.

–          Support the functioning of the Consortium’s Steering Committee and the Learning and Practice Group, as well as any ad hoc groups that are created.

–          Represent the Consortium at external events as required including at key international and domestic networks.

–          Undertake other reasonable tasks as requested by the Coordinator and the Chair.

Person specification Essential:

–          An academic qualification in a relevant field (for example Gender Equality; International Development, International Relations/Policy)

–          Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a relevant area and an understanding of the field of gender and gender based violence.

–          Proven policy drafting experience, preferably in the area of gender equality or gender based violence.

Desirable:

–          Technical expertise in the field of gender based violence in humanitarian and/or development contexts.

–          Proven research experience (qualitative or quantitative research work).

Competencies:

–          Systematic and thorough approach to organising and executing tasks     in a timely manner

–          Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

–          Strong networking skills

–          Strong analytical skills

–          Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative

Please be aware that screening and interviewing for this role will be conducted by a number of ICGBV member organisations, by applying you give your consent to have your CV and cover letter shared with those involved in this process.

 

CSW65 event recording: How GBV impacts the full & equal participation of women and girls

On March 25th, the ICGBV hosted an event for the 65th Commission on the Status of Women. We focused in on how GBV can impact the full and equal participation of women and girls with disabilities.

A recording of the event can be viewed below. A full transcript for the event can be accessed here. YouTube also provides closed captions.

Please note that due to technical difficulties on Zoom, unfortunately the international sign interpretation did not record. Carolyn’s Philippine Sign Language did not record either, however her interpreters John and Joi are viewable in the video and the transcript can be access at the link above or via YouTube.

Agenda:

  • Introduction – Siobhan McGee, Chair ICGBV & CEO ActionAid Ireland
  • Opening remarks – Ambassador Geraldine Bryne Nason, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
  • Moderation – Mary Keogh, Advocacy Director, CBM Global

Speakers:

  • Carolyn Dagani – President, Philippine Federation of the Deaf
  • Tendai Dondofema – Social Worker, Deaf Zimbabwe Trust
  • Barbra Nyangairi – Executive Director, Deaf Zimbabwe Trust

 

 

Disability Inclusion in GBV Programming Brief & Recording of Webinar

The Irish Consortium and CBM Ireland hosted a webinar event to mark the launch a new programme learning brief, ‘Disability Inclusion in GBV Programming’.

This paper can be viewed and downloaded here, or by clicking on the icon of the paper below. The recording is also available, at the bottom of this webpage.

To mark the launch of the paper, the ICGBV & CBM hosted a webinar with experts working to improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities globally. The recording of this event is available below, and the captioning transcript can be viewed here.

*NB: Captions accompanying this webinar will be posted shortly.

  • Opening Remarks: Vicky Dillon, Policy Lead – Gender Equality, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Moderation:  Lou Talbot Beirne, CBM Ireland

Speakers:

  • Sharon Matingwina, Program Manager, Musasa Project
  • Mariam Al-Salahat, MHPSS and Protection Coordinator, World Vision Syria Response
  • Abia Akram, Chair – Asia Pacific Women with Disabilities & CEO – National Forum of Women with Disabilities Pakistan
  • Emma Pearce, Gender & Inclusion Consultant, Women’s Refugee Commission
 

16 Days of Activism – Event Roundup

16 Days of Activism Event Roundup

Is this list missing your event? Email brianna.guidorzi@gbv.ie

November 25th

November 26th

November 30th

December 3rd

December 8th 

December 9th

December 10th

 

Upcoming webinar & paper launch: Disability inclusion in GBV programming

The Irish Consortium on GBV and CBM Ireland are co-hosting a webinar for the launch of a new programme learning brief entitled “Disability Inclusion in GBV Programming.” This webinar will take place on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and during the 16 Days of Activism against GBV.

This event is open to all, but registration is required here.

We will be joined by several speakers:

Opening Remarks:
– Michelle Winthrop, Policy Director – Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs

Speakers:
– Emma Pierce, Gender & Inclusion Consultant
– Mariam Al-Salahat, MHPSS and Protection Coordinator, World Vision Syria Response
– Precious Taru, Musasa Project Zimbabwe
– Others TBD

 

10/11/2020 – Women, Peace & Security: A Feminist Agenda

On November 10th, the ICGBV held an online panel discussion on Women, Peace & Security: A Feminist Agenda. The recording is available above.

Following on from the 20th anniversary of the Women, Peace & Security 1325 Security Council resolution, this webinar explored the WPS agenda from a feminist perspective. In the discussion, panelists shared the ways in which they feel that a feminist agenda might more fundamentally reshape the peace and security sphere as we look ahead to future advancements in WPS, and reflect on successes from 20 years of this agenda.

Moderator – Dr. Caitriona Dowd, Assistant Professor in Security Studies at Dublin City University

Opening Remarks – Áine Hearns, Director of the Conflict Resolution Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland

Panelists:

  • Lucía Baca – Coordinator, Peace and Transitional Justice Team, Colombia Diversa
  • Sarah Cotton – Public Affairs and Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Commandant Gillian Collins – Gender Equality and Diversity Advisor, Irish Defence Forces
  • Dr. Zeynep Kaya – Associate Academic, WPS Centre, London School of Economics
  • Hadeel Qazzaz – Regional Gender Justice Coordinator, MENA, Oxfam International
 

Ensuring girls’ protection: Education free of GBV during COVID-19

On September 30th, 2020 the ICGBV hosted an online Q&A on school-related gender based violence (SRGBV) during COVID-19. Have protection risks changed in the context of the pandemic? What programme adaptations have been necessary? Are there opportunities to ‘build back better’ regarding quality of education and freedom from violence at school? This event followed on from the ICGBV’s learning brief ‘Safe Education for Girls: Tackling School-Related GBV’.

Three panelists informed the discussion:

  • Agnes Kola, Women’s Rights Coordinator, ActionAid Kenya
  • Tien Nguyen, Youth Advisory Committee Member, Plan International Vietnam
  • Amy Folan, Senior Education Advisor, Concern Worldwide

Opening remarks: Siobhán McGee, ICGBV Chair & CEO ActionAid Ireland

Moderated by Brianna Guidorzi, ICGBV Communications and Policy Officer Chat and Abby Ryan, ICGBV Coordinator

 

30/09/20 – Webinar: Education free of GBV during COVID-19

On September 30th, 2020 the ICGBV hosted an online Q&A on school-related gender based violence (SRGBV) during COVID-19. Have protection risks changed in the context of the pandemic? What programme adaptations have been necessary? Are there opportunities to ‘build back better’ regarding quality of education and freedom from violence at school? This event followed on from the ICGBV’s learning brief ‘Safe Education for Girls: Tackling School-Related GBV’.

Three panelists informed the discussion:

  • Agnes Kola, Women’s Rights Coordinator, ActionAid Kenya
  • Tien Nguyen, Youth Advisory Committee Member, Plan International Vietnam
  • Amy Folan, Senior Education Advisor, Concern Worldwide

Opening remarks: Siobhán McGee, ICGBV Chair & CEO ActionAid Ireland

Moderated by Brianna Guidorzi, ICGBV Communications and Policy Officer Chat and Abby Ryan, ICGBV Coordinator