Recruitment of Consultant - HERSTORY Project at SNEHA

ORG- Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action
Closing Date- 21st September, 2019

About the Organisation
SNEHA is a non-profit organisation that works with women, children and public health and safety systems. Their innovative work in urban informal settlements aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, child malnutrition and gender-based violence.

Consultant-HERSTORY Project

Name of the Program
Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

About the Program
SNEHA’s Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (PVWC) aims to develop high‐ impact strategies for primary prevention, ensure survivors’ access to protection and justice, empower women to claim their rights, mobilize communities around ‘zero tolerance for violence’, and respond to the needs and rights of excluded and neglected groups. The Program prioritizes enhanced coordination of the state response to crimes against women through a convergence approach that works with government and public systems to reinforce their roles in assuring basic social, civil and economic security.

Purpose of the Role
The Research Consultant will collect and curate qualitative information from the study. Specific areas of responsibility include delivering three aspects of the study along with a co-investigator and principal investigator.

The post-holder will have a crucial role in planning, conducting, and completing research. They will have excellent qualitative interview skills, together with the ability to organise and plan different aspects of data collection. They will demonstrate maturity and will work with a sound ethical approach while conducting the research. The Research Consultant should have an understanding of gender, violence against women and children, and substantial experience in qualitative and ethnographic research. The Research Consultant will report to the principal investigator and coordinate research activities with other team members as and when required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Delivering qualitative research activities:

  1. Individual interviews: conduct 20 video-recorded interviews about violence people have witnessed or experienced in their community, community responses to violence, and what they think others would do if they witnessed violence. The interviews will use a recent media story or vignette discussing to elicit detailed information about community responses to violence.
  2. Photovoice: after the interview, give each participant a digital camera and ask them to take 20 pictures from their surrounding community about violence, specifically what they think either provokes gender based violence or prevents it from happening. They can talk to others in their community in order to generate potential ideas.
  3. Photovoice workshops: organise a series of video-recorded workshops at which ~5 participants present their photographs to a group and talk about what they mean. Facilitate a group discussion about any shared ideas around gender-based violence prevention.
  4. Drawing: organise a series of video-recorded drawing workshops with the same groups, facilitated by an artist. The participants will be asked to brainstorm ideas for cartoons of what they think happens when someone experiences gender-based violence in their community, and what they would like to happen. The artist will work with each group to come up with a drawing that incorporates their ideas.
  5. Curate the videos of interviews, photovoice workshops, and drawing workshops, and photographs and drawings.
  6. Supervise subtitling and organisation of all videos in English
  7. Contribute to the program strategy to work with public systems and communities

  1. Educational qualification: Master’s Degree or higher
  2. At least 3 years of qualitative research experience.
  3. Oral and written command of English and Hindi.

Personal Attributes
  1. Achievement mind-set and eagerness to take initiative
  2. Effective communication, personal, and interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to manage change and diversity
  4. Enthusiasm for community engagement
  5. Sound values and work ethics

How to apply
Interested applicants can send their updated CVs to:  OR  with Subject line-SNEHA- PVWC- Consultant- HER STORY

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