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by @SocialWellNet

Project Background

Gender based violence affects more than 20 percent of our populations every year. Out of those, only 30 to 40 percent chose to lodge a formal complaint and out of those make formal complaints only a few could access to counseling, medical, rehabilitation, legal, livelihood, and other essential services.

With a national NGO in Rwanda as partner, SocialWell has won the 2016 FIRE Africa innovation grant for its innovative concept of using GBV data and analytics to improve access to services among the victims and institutional accountability and governance. In addition, we are working on a case management tool that would allow providers and institutions collaborate, refer, and document services delivery.

In the course of the project design, our project team couldn’t find any global knowledge base on using ICTs in GBVs. There is a need for guidelines on data collection, storage, and sharing for the provider, NGOs, and government agencies as well. We also felt need for collating research and evaluations on the effectiveness of ICTs in various aspects of GBVs.

In view of this, SocialWell is working to develop a portal that will provide a bibliography with links to full texts, projects directory, calendar of events, experts database, blog, and a mailing list. In addition, we are working to form an ‘International Working Group on ICTs and GBV’ to help develop guidelines and organize a conference, subject to availability of funding.

This portal will act as an advocacy tool for civil organizations, governments, international organizations, private sector, and donors working in GBV to explore role ICTs could play. It will also encourage more organizations to bring innovative approaches and attract funding.

Role and responsibilities

  • Manage the overall portal activities – keeping the portal continuously updated with new content in various categories mentioned above.
  • Search database for research publications and examine their relevance for inclusion in the ICT for GBV bibliography.
  • Invite experts, researchers, and practitioners to register in the portal
  • Identify relevant projects across the globe, discuss with implementing organizations, and create pages and content for the project
  • Write case studies and blogs on topics and schedule in discussion with team. Conduct research and develop analyses to incorporate in those writings
  • Post content through social media
  • Maintain a global calendar of events on ICTs and GBVs
  • Participate in select events when opportunity permits and post the meeting highlights in the portal
  • Support formation of ‘International Working Group on ICTs and GBV’ and help working group members with relevant information and documents in their work

Your profile

  • Completing or have completed master degree in any one branch of social sciences
  • Active interest on the topic ICT and GBV and strong understanding and knowledge in ICT and/or GBV (Note: this means understanding of application of ICTs in social sector, not technological details), as evident in the form of curricula, thesis, research work, letter of recommendation, blog posts, etc.
  • Strong understanding of research methods in social sciences, shown in thesis, research paper, publications
  • Ability to write in simple and concise manner, suitable for web and social media
  • Able to give 2 – 3 hours in week days for at least 3 months
  • Expert level English language mandatory, French desirable

What we offer

This is an unpaid internship for duration of 3 months. The duration and nature of contract may be reviewed based on mutual discussion and availability of funding for this project. We provide offer and recommendation letters.

How to apply

Send a cover letter mentioning how you fit for the criteria mentioned for the profile of the candidate, along with your CV, and a writing sample, to with a copy to Last date: March 3, 2017.


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Vacancy Announcement: Knowledge Management Intern – ICT and GBV