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SWV announces a call for experts in women and gender studies.

Society Without Violence NGO 

Society Without Violence NGO (SWV) is a women’s rights defender organization founded in 2001. Since its establishment the organization is implementing projects focusing on women’s empowerment, awareness raising, promotion of social activism and leadership skills among women. Our mission is to contribute to women’s participation in the socio-economic and political life of Armenia.  

Since 2004 SWV has been working with Kvinna Till Kvinna (KTK) Swedish Foundation that promotes women’s rights in more than 20 countries and during the recent years the partnership has been focused on contributing to the establishment of gender sensitive educational system in Armenia. The evaluation of the previous projects revealed that teachers and students do not fully succeed at internalizing gender knowledge within short training sessions. To tackle this gap SWV launches a new project “Enabling accessible and sustained gender education in Armenia(n)” with the financial support of KTK. The main objective of the project is to develop and construct gender education courses with the aim to create online academic platform on gender studies.  

Within the framework of the above presented project, SWV announces a call for experts in women and gender studies.        

Experts fulfilling the competence requirements listed below are invited to submit their applications. 

Required qualifications 

  • Advanced university degree in gender and women studies, social sciences, development studies or any related discipline; 

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in gender/women studies at national and/or international level, including a minimum of two years of academic research background; 

  • Familiarity with policy, legal, regulatory frameworks in relevant fields and good understanding of the context; 

  • Professional fluency in English and Armenian with excellent writing and oral skills; 

  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills; 

  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team consisting of both local and international experts; 

  • Demonstrated awareness on gender matters and sensitivity. 

Responsibilities and key results expected  

  • To conduct extensive research on gender and women’s studies and subsequently develop and design educational materials;  

  • To participate in meetings with beneficiaries and stakeholders (round table discussions); 

  • To adapt educational material on women and gender related topics to the Armenian context;  

  • To develop and design the outline and the syllabus of an academic course. 

Terms and conditions  

The experts will be paid highly competitive salary. In addition, travel costs and daily subsistence allowance for attending meetings or undertaking research assignments will be paid.  The period of consultancy is one year (with the possible extension). 

How to apply 

All interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit a CV, a letter of interest and a research paper (maximum of 10 pages) in English by April 10 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Successful candidates would be contacted further for an interview.  

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