Call for Trainers: Gender Sensitivity Training

In Southern Africa, gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), which disproportionately affects women and girls, is among the most severe and widespread human rights violations and impacts almost every aspect of life and is further entrenched in society, cultures, and institutions.

In December 2017, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) started the regional Partnerships for Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa Programme (PfP) in South Africa, Zambia, and Lesotho. The programme puts focus on strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships for effective primary prevention of GBVF in the implementing countries.

One avenue of primary prevention is to address potentially harmful stereotypes, norms, opinions, and perceptions persistent in society about gender roles, gender violence and women and girls in general. One group of actors intentionally or unintentionally playing an important role in shaping these stereotypes, norms, opinions, and perceptions is the South African media sector.

In front of this background, the PfP Programme and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have formed a partnership Flagship Project jointly with the government, civil society and industry. To shape and implement a process toward more gender equality, less stereotyping and an active fight against GBVF with and through news and entertainment media in South Africa – The Step It Up for Gender Equality in South African Media (Step It Up) Project.


To address the objective of capacity building in the media sector, the Step It Up project, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation and Gender Links, will finalize a gender sensitivity tool kit for entertainment media practitioners. The purpose of this toolkit is to guide trainers to execute the training to entertainment media practitioners. This will capacitate the participating practitioners to engage with their role in shaping societal norms, standards, and stereotypes through their content. Coupled with this, participants will be sensitized around sexual harassment and other practices that lead to unsafe and unequal working conditions.

A train the trainer workshop will be required. This workshop will ensure that the trainers who will implement the training will be equipped to execute the gender-sensitivity training programme for entertainment media and fully comprehend the training materials produced.


Under the overall guidance of the joint UN Women and GIZ Step it Up team and the National Film and Video Foundation, the Consultant will prepare and facilitate one-day training for five different groups of entertainment media practitioners.  The Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. 1.       Prepare training.
  • Use the exiting materials as a guideline for a one-day training.
  • Prepare complete module, schedule, and content of the one-day training.
  1. 2.       Facilitate Webinar
  • Facilitate webinar with entertainment media practitioners.
  1. 3.       Report
  • Write a report on each training.


UN Women and GIZ Step it up a team, and the National Film and Video Foundation will provide the Consultant with resource material regarding gender sensitivity training.

  1. 1.        Performance evaluation:

The contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the programme to be delivered. 

  1. 2.        Required experience and qualifications.
  • The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
  1. 3.        Education
  2. 4.        Experience and skills
  3. 5.                  Language and other skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Media, Film, Gender Studies, Communications, or a relevant degree
  • At least ten years of experience of relevant work in the field of media. 
  • Familiarity with gender studies is an advantage.
  • Good command of English, both written and oral
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.


  • Comprehensive CV
  • Valid tax clearance certificate  
  • Certified ID Copy (Valid for three months)
  • Certified Qualifications

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications via email to le******@nf**.za by 02 July 2021.

Queries to Henry Chauke – he****@nf**.za / 011 483 0880