EuroMed Feminist Initiative EFI is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality, democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and peoples´ rights to self-determination. EFI encompasses women’s rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean and seeks to correct the gender power imbalances through ending discrimination and oppression of women and bringing about positive change for the whole society. EFI Headquarters are in Paris, with offices in Amman, Beirut, and Erbil.
Starting from 1st January 2019, EuroMed Feminist Initiative is implementing a three-year multi-country project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the EU. The overall objective is to contribute to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighborhood States.
For the purpose of the project, EFI has built in Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Algeria, Jordan and Egypt consortia with credible and experienced national organizations: in Lebanon with Najdeh and Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering- RDFL, in Tunisia with Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement, in Morocco with Union pour l’Action Féministe, in Palestine with Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development, in Algeria with Fondation pour l’Egalité – CIDDEF, in Jordan with Arab Women Organization of Jordan and in Egypt with Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT).
Objectives of the Project
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighborhood. This entails promoting a social environment where civil society is widely engaged in combating VAWG, is shaping public opinion and building the needed political will to address it as a political priority and therefore contributing to improving the status of gender equality in the Southern Mediterranean.
This will be achieved through a multipronged, comprehensive approach and through three main activity clusters that are interrelated and mutually reinforcing. The campaign will help getting VAWG out of the private sphere and changing public attitudes. Enhancing the capacities of CSOs will strengthen the dialogue with decision makers and contribute to the balance of power needed to achieve legal and policy change. An independent Civil Society Observatory to follow up on governmental commitments in the field of VAWG, WPS and PVE will ensure improved collective knowledge to support the adoption and implementation of policies.
The Overall Responsibility of the Researcher:
EFI is hiring One Researcher with the following responsibilities.
Work with the research administration officer under the guidance of the Coordination Committee of the Regional Observatory to follow up, monitor and evaluate the level of implementation of VAWG policies and the UfM Ministerial recommendations Cairo 2017, in particular in the field of VAWG, WPS, and PVE.
How to apply:
Email your brief cover letter and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th, 2019.
Please also indicate ‘Researcher Jordan’ as your email subject.
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