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GBA Plus Online Training Expert

Date of Publication
Application Deadline
Alinea International
Brief Description

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Application Deadline: 9 August 2022

Initiative Name: “GBA Plus Training Tailored for South Africa” under the Technical Assistance Partnership - Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM)

Job Title: GBA Plus Online Training Expert - Expert.e de la formation en ligne sur l’ACS Plus

Job type: Temporary, part time

Location of Position: Canada (remote) with travel to South Africa

Reporting to: Project Manager, TAP-EDM

Remuneration: Fees are subject to negotiation and shall not exceed established market rates.

Indicative LOE/Time Frame: 35 days over a 5-month period

Language Requirements: English


Application Instructions:

  1. We welcome applications from individuals and from governmental, non-governmental and private organizations.
  2. A cover letter is mandatory to be considered. Cover letters should detail how you fit the opportunity, your daily fee and current availability. 
  3. Click the "APPLY NOW" link to submit your cover letter and CV
  4. Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


At Alinea International we value equity, diversity, and inclusivity in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organization and achieves smarter, more innovative results.

Alinea is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Due to the nature of our work, all candidates will be subject to due diligence checks and extensive background checks where appropriate.



The Technical Assistance Partnership - Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) Project provides targeted, short-term (up to 12 months) technical assistance to National Government Entities (NGE) from eligible OECD-DAC countries. The Mechanism is expected to deploy over 250 Canadian experts via 120-150 technical assistance initiatives designed to resolve capacity gaps to bring about the desired changes of the recipient NGEs. Fully aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Strategy (FIAP), these initiatives will integrate gender equality, climate action/environmental sustainability, human rights and good governance as key objectives. Canadian experts will come from all walks of life, proudly representing world-class technical human resources but also the diversity and multi-culturalism that is Canada.


TAP-EDM is a four-year C$18,750,000-million-dollar project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and managed by Alinea International.


About the work

The Government of South Africa has embraced the concept of gender equality and is doing a respectable job ensuring GE considerations are frequently integrated in policy and operations, but it is not fully integrated, and often intersectional considerations come as afterthoughts, or are not integrated at all in the policy process. Integration is particularly challenging at the local government level (i.e. the level of policy implementation).


The GBA Plus suite of tools and online training program developed by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) – formerly known as Status of Women Canada – is a proven mechanism to help strengthen this capacity, but it is built on the Canadian context, which is not always transferable elsewhere. The objective of this initiative is to technically collaborate with Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) to tailor the Canadian Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) online course to the South African context.


This GoSA version of the GBA Plus online course is to be used by the Government of South Africa to develop capacity of all levels of government (national, provincial, local) to integrate gender equality and other intersectional considerations in the design, development, implementation and monitoring processes/operations for new or enhanced gender/intersectional responsive polices, programs and services.


Over the long term, fair government policies, programs and services that proactively correct for inequities will contribute to a more fair, just and equitable South African society; with women and men participating and benefiting equally.


About the Role

Under the supervision of the TAP Project Manager and working closely with key personnel from the South African Government, the GBA Plus Expert will support DWYPD leadership and technical team to re-develop/adapt the GBA Plus online course to make it contextually relevant to South Africa. Specifically, the expert shall:

  • With support from the TAP Project Manager and working with TAP’s contact point at WAGE (Women and Gender Equality Canada), facilitate the transfer of original GBA Plus online material (5 modules) including all written and video content, testing material, etc. to South Africa. Copyright laws and accreditation requirements must be reviewed and agreed to as part of this transfer process.
  • In collaboration with the DWYPD, lead and/or support a comprehensive review of the original GBA Plus online course; identifying all cultural, legal, political, economic and social language and visual references including idiomatic expressions that are uniquely Canadian. The objective of this review is to identify: (i) what elements require revision/editing; (ii) who will contribute to those revisions; (iii) what resources (technical/legal) are required to make the revisions (e.g. workshops, training); and (iv) a timeline/schedule (Gantt) for completing the revision. This should be packaged into a work or action plan for DWYPD.
  • In close collaboration with DWYPD, develop up to eight (8) different contextually relevant concepts of scenarios/use cases to be used to highlight and demonstrate how GBA Plus is applied to strengthen policies, programs and services to that they can be accessed by, and can benefit marginalized populations in South Africa, with due consideration for those barriers established during apartheid. From these eight (8), four (4) will be selected, potentially through a facilitated process with key stakeholders from marginalized groups/communities.
  • Develop drafts of required content, applying best practices (e.g. Plain English; AIDA: Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action) in copywriting that motivates training participants to action.
  • Develop Terms of Reference, recruit, contract (with support from the TAP Project Manager) and, in partnership with DWYPD, oversee the work of a South African communication/media/online learning company. TORs shall cover all revisions to the online GBA Plus content including redoing/revising animated video footage to fit new and adapted content and maintain a coherent feel and flow for the training program.
  • Provide guidance and advice on how to set up ongoing maintenance systems within the GoSA LMS to ensure the platform remains active and used.
  • Provide follow-up coaching and mentoring to DWYPD through initial implementation of solutions above.
  • Prepare work plans, progress reports and other required technical reports.
  • Organize/participate in public engagement activities in Canada and in South Africa.


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in social work, social sciences and/or women’s studies or another relevant discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience promoting, advocating and facilitating gender equality and social inclusion or diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Demonstrated competency in applying different gender mainstreaming approaches and tools across a range of settings/scenarios including government systems and structures.
  • MUST possess a good working knowledge of the Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) principles, approaches and tools, with some background/experience in applying GBA Plus processes in different contexts.
  • Preference is given to those who participated in some aspect of the design, development and/or maintenance of WAGE’s GBA Plus online training platform.
  • Superior skills in analysis and technical copywriting that meet AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action) requirements.
  • Preference for experts with a background/experience in using IT/Learning Management Systems to deliver training.
  • Strong preference for experts with experience in, and a good understanding of, the South African context.
  • Knowledgeable and experience with optimizing the use of hybrid TA delivery channels (face-to-face vs virtual) including remote delivery of training, coaching and technical guidance.
  • Adaptable, flexible and at ease in dynamic multicultural environments