Job Opportunity: Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Lead

ActionAid are preparing to bid for the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Impact at Scale (What Works II) programme. The first phase was a flagship initiative of DFID’s, with a major investment in research & impact evaluation to establish ‘what works to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), bringing together world-leading researchers. Phase I included 15 prevention interventions and impact evaluations in 12 countries, research and evaluations in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS), costs of VAWG, and cost effectiveness of VAWG prevention. Phase 2 will accelerate progress towards the elimination of VAWG through an evidence-based and scaled-up global response. It will systematically design, implement and rigorously evaluate the scale-up of violence prevention efforts (scale); pilot and test new theory-driven approaches (innovation); strengthen long-term capability and capacity to deliver cutting-edge VAWG prevention globally; and use evidence to influence a more effective global approach.

The key purpose of the VAWG Lead is to provide overall technical and thought leadership on the design and implementation of the anticipated What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls II Programme, across several of DFID’s priority countries, with a predicted budget of £45.5 million across 7 years. The programme will focus on prevention of violence against women and girls, aiming to accelerate progress towards the elimination of VAWG (Sustainable Development Goal 5.2) through supporting a more effective, evidence-based and scaled-up global response. The VAWG Lead will need to ensure that the programme both adheres and advances global best practice and standards around violence prevention, including the evidence and programming generated through What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls 1. This will include overseeing programme design, inception, implementation, reporting, training and capacity building, engaging with national and international actors on VAWG prevention, and developing strategies to establish a learning exchange between programming and policy. 

This role is full time. Seven-year Fixed Term Contract (starting July 2020) although shorter contract duration can be negotiated.

For more information and how to apply, see: http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2020-03-03/DFID%20What%20Works%20II%20VAWG%20Lead%20Job%20Description_CO%2025.2.2020.pdf