Field Facilitator

Posted By: Sakshi


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Policy & Advocacy

Women Empowerment

Job Description

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:

  1. Build stakes with Local Ecosystems at the District Level and Tea Estate Management, (Managers and Staff)
  2. Train the change agents (Women Leaders, Tea Estate Managers/Staff, Adolescent Groups) on issues of women safety and Gender-Based Violence
  3. 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.


Job Description

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:

  1. Mobilize and activate the participants for the on ground activities of the programme; 
  2. Facilitate and lead the meetings, workshops, FGDs, theatre games, training with all the stakeholders on the tea estate, including the workers, and communities;
  3. Responsible for the case studies, data collection, and record keeping;
  4. Document field level program activities, including trainings and share regular reports with the Project Manager and Supervisor;
  5. 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.

Eligibility Criteria


The applicant is required to possess:

  • A professional degree in gender, development studies, social science, political science, or any other relevant field.
  • 3 or more years of work experience in Training and Development.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to plan, and deliver effective programs.
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate in both English and Hindi. Fluency in Bengali/Nepali/Sadri is desirable

It is desirable for the applicant to have:

  • 1 or more years of experience as a theatre practitioner and or experiential educator

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Sakshi
  • About Organization:About Sakshi S?kshi’s work over the last 29 years has focused on strengthening systemic mechanisms and enabling preventive interventions for the practice of Everyday Equality. A pioneer in working for Gender Equality & Responsible Sexuality in India, Sakshi was founded as a rights based, capacity-building NGO in 1992, and was the force behind two landmark PILs – ‘Vishaka Vs. State of Rajasthan’ & ‘Sakshi Vs. Union of India,’ which became the backbone for several gender-based laws including POCSO 2012 and POSH 2013. Sakshi spearheaded the Asia Pacific Advisory Forum for Judicial Education on Gender Equality for the Judiciary of 5 countries of the Region; India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri-Lanka. The 10 Year programme was crucial in mainstreaming Gender Equality Education in the Judiciary and came to be recognized as a ‘Best Practice’ Model by UN Women. Sakshi has led several campaigns and award-winning initiatives for Social Arts and Communications