Terms of Reference: Web Design
About the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition:
The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) is a coalition of over 50 organizations working on women’s rights in 27 countries in Africa.
SOAWR was formed in 2004, with the principal objective of advocating for the adoption, ratification, domestication and implementation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). The SOAWR campaign over the next five years seeks to ensure that the Maputo Protocol remains a central policy instrument for the pursuit of women’s rights in Africa by accelerating ratification in countries where this has not been done, and pursuing domestication, implementation and accountability in countries where ratification has occurred.
In 2019, the SOAWR Coalition embarked on a representative, consultative, member-driven process of developing its Strategic Plan 2020-2024 (the Strategic Plan). The Strategic Plan seeks to consolidate on the gains made over the past year, secure greater domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol in addition to ensuring a stronger coalition on women’s rights advocates in the continent.
To sustain calls aimed at urging African Union Member States to honor their commitments and obligations under the Maputo Protocol, while at the same time driving an active movement of SOAWR Coalition members, visible and effective communication and advocacy interventions need to be adopted. These will not only illustrate the need for the Coalition members to work together but will also demonstrate the importance of advancing women’s and girls’ rights across Africa as a whole.
It is for this reason that the SOAWR Coalition seeks to develop a website through which members will provide regular updates on activities geared towards supporting the domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol in their respective countries and to sustain public conversations on women’s and girls’ rights in Africa.
This website will serve as an online resource where updates on the Maputo Protocol and on the progress made in safeguarding women’s and girls’ rights in Africa will be shared on a regular basis, as part of the efforts geared towards enhancing SOAWR’s communication. The website will also provide a platform for the Coalition members to network and share their experiences.
Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), on behalf of the SOAWR Coalition therefore seeks to recruit a consultant or firm to develop a new website for the Coalition. We anticipate that the website will be modern, user-friendly, interactive and responsive to the needs of its members and other users.
Required Skills and Experience
How to apply
Are you a self-directed, cause-driven individual with strong communication skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a women's rights organisation? Are you looking for a challenging work experience? If you answered yes these questions, then apply to intern with MEWC!
Make Every Woman Count is seeking interns who are motivated and passionate to advocate for women's rights and ready to take initiative on new programs with strong knowledge and understanding of social media campaigning.
The internship provides an opportunity to be involved in advocacy work, policies, research, writing and analysis, monitoring, administrative work, website and social media management; and significant involvement in our advocacy projects such as our women's political participation and the African Women's Decade project.
MEWC is an African women organisation that serves as a (primarily online) platform to inform, conduct advocacy through research based-evidence and provide training to women’s organisations, young activists that work to empower women and girls to eventually strengthen women’s leadership capacities in order to influence policy- and decision-making.
Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:
This internship is unpaid and home-based (which makes it quite flexible as you can work from anywhere around the world).
The internship requires a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week, or at least two full days a week for 3 - 6 months.
Starting Date: June 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling basis