SGBV Trainer

Syria Justice and Accountability Centre


GRADE: Guide

REPORTS TO: Authorized Director

LOCATION: Distant – Europe most well-liked, different places attainable


SJAC seeks a advisor to offer coaching classes on the documentation of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The advisor will need to have experience on SGBV crimes and documentation, in addition to expertise working with and interviewing victims and witnesses of such crimes whereas using do-no-harm ideas. The advisor will present coaching session(s) to 2 of SJAC’s groups who conduct witness interviews and documentation associated to crimes in Syria and Iraq. The anticipated coaching ought to complete between 4-8 hours, relying on the advisor’s proposal and suggestions, and might be divided into 2-4 classes.


  • Design and ship a coaching program for documentation of SGBV crimes for 2 of SJAC’s documentation groups. The coaching proposal ought to embrace:
    • Instruction on crimes of SGBV, their authorized components, and the proof required for his or her proof;
    • Instruments and techniques that assist scale back the chance of re-traumatization and secondary trauma of documenters;
    • The way to acknowledge and react to indicators of misery from the witness or sufferer;
    • Emphasis on the “Do No Hurt” precept and sensitivity towards the witness or sufferer;
    • Info on developments within the subject of SGBV documentation and assets that may be utilized by documentation groups;
    • Pre and post-tests.


  • J.D. or M.A. in related material;
  • 5 or extra years of expertise working straight with victims of SGBV, together with theoretical or sensible utility of the “Do No Hurt” precept
    • Expertise interviewing victims of SGBV, use of methods/approaches to forestall retraumatization, monitoring for indicators of misery, and many others.
  • Expertise designing and conducting trainings
  • Data of worldwide prison legislation; information of the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts most well-liked;
  • Sturdy written and oral communication abilities;
  • Gender and cultural sensitivity;
  • English fluency; fluency in Arabic strongly most well-liked. General robust candidates with out fluency in Arabic could also be thought-about
  • Candidates based mostly in Europe most well-liked, however different places attainable

The advisor might be anticipated to design and administer a coaching program for 2 of SJAC’s documentation groups (roughly 10-15 workers in complete). The entire coaching time ought to be no less than 4 hours, however not more than 8 hours, to be divided into 2-4 coaching classes in complete. The coaching is anticipated to happen between 1 November and 15 December 2023.

SJAC is a various group made up of 40+ crew members across the globe. We satisfaction ourselves in our capability to implement programming that’s inclusive and attentive to the wants of all Syrians, and imagine that our personal crew’s variety of viewpoints and experiences helps us to attain that aim. We encourage all candidates to use, no matter race, faith, nationwide origin, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, incapacity, or age.

The way to apply

To use for this place, please e mail a Curriculum Vitae and a canopy letter to [email protected]. Within the topic line, please put “SGBV Guide” and your location. Within the cowl letter, please describe your related background and supply a short proposal for the coaching program you’d implement, together with estimated coaching hours, variety of classes, and proposed prices. Candidates are inspired to submit earlier than October 2, 2023, however purposes might be accepted and reviewed on a rolling foundation. This posting will stay on SJAC’s web site till stuffed.

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