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Support for digital gender equality initiatives for refugees

Remote | Geneva

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Remote | Geneva
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a United Nations agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recognizes the critical importance of digital inclusion in humanitarian response. UNHCR’s vision is for the communities we serve to have the digital skills, agency, and tools to safely engage in today’s digital world, to access inclusive services, achieve greater self-reliance and protection, and to have a greater voice in the decisions that impact their lives. However, for the more than 50 million women and girls worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes, opportunities brought forward by the digital age are limited – or even completely out of reach. The consequences of this digital gender divide are significant. Women and girls are unable to access information and resources vital for their protection and safety, take advantage of the many opportunities digital technology can offer, or fully engage in their communities online. As part of our commitment to ensuring that refugees have equal access to digital technologies, the Innovation Service is looking forward to furthering this work alongside, to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by refugee women and girls, develop and implement creative solutions that address the divide, and promote inclusive technology use. This assignment outlines the responsibilities and objectives for an Online Volunteer who will contribute to these efforts

Task description

For the duration of 12 weeks, the online volunteer will have an opportunity to contribute to UNHCR’s growing area of work on promoting digital gender equality for forcibly displaced women and girls. 1) Mapping of Digital Gender Inclusion Initiatives (2 pager with list of 50 initiatives): Research and document existing digital inclusion projects and initiatives in the humanitarian sector that specifically address digital gender divide including emerging themes in this area of work. 2) 1 PowerPoint presentation mapping of successful case studies, best practices, and lessons learned in bridging the digital gender divide 3) 1 Stakeholder Engagement Plan: - Identify key stakeholders (donors, government agencies, NGOs, private sector, CSOs, etc.) involved in digital gender inclusion of forcibly displaced and stateless people. 4) Supporting Digital Gender Equality in the development of strategies and action plans to promote gender-responsive digital inclusion. 5) Write one blog post about an emerging theme in the digital gender inclusion work

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