Location: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
The Women's Safety Accelerator Fund (WSAF) is a bold new program to address
gender-based violence (GBV) and promote women's safety in the Indian tea sector. Starting with tea producers in Assam, the fund will implement the Global Women's Safety Framework for Rural Spaces by UN Women and Unilever (GWSF) across geographies and commodity supply chains.
About the Project
This is a year-long intervention with an estimate of covering 23 estates, consisting of an average of 700 workers per estate. These estates will be in the districts of Darjeeling, West Bengal.
In order to build stakes and increase awareness for prevention of Gender-Based Violence, the programme through meetings, trainings and workshops, seeks to:
- Build stakes with Local Ecosystems at the District Level and Tea Estate Management, (Managers and Staff)
- Train the change agents (Women Leaders, Tea Estate Managers/Staff, Adolescent Groups) on issues of women safety and Gender-Based Violence
- Carry out sustained engagement within the community through social arts based interventions. These include focussed sessions with the tea estate workers, (women and men), as well as the community (families living on the tea estate) using theatre based pedagogy and immersive learning design.
Note: A detailed programme activity plan is ready and will be shared with the finalized candidates.
The Field Facilitator will be responsible for mobilizing and engaging with the participants, facilitating all training sessions, workshops and focused group discussions for gender sensitization, particularly in order to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in the tea estates. They shall also be responsible for case studies, data collection and progress monitoring.
The incumbent will work closely with the tea plantation workers and community members to deliver the following outputs:
- Conduct field trainings for gender sensitization
- Conduct GBV awareness workshops either individually or with training team at the Tea Estates.
- Delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
- Work closely with external eco system service providers
- Support and contribute to reports and communications regarding program deadlines, training objectives and monitoring/ evaluation activities.
Activities and Tasks
Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Mobilize and activate the participants for the on ground activities of the programme;
- Facilitate and lead the meetings, workshops, FGDs, theatre games, training with all the stakeholders on the tea estate, including the workers, and communities;
- Responsible for the case studies, data collection, and record keeping;
- Document field level program activities, including trainings and share regular reports with the Project Manager and Supervisor;
- Participate in periodic review and planning meetings and submit the advance monthly work plan, progress reports and necessary documentation specified time to time as per requirements.