Individual Consultant (Specialist in Gender and Violence)

HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) is looking for a consultant – with suitable expertise – to research, coordinate and create a training manual on violence against women home-based workers in the world of work.

  • Position: Individual Consultant (Specialist in Gender and Violence)
  • Duration: May 2022 to September 2022
  • Location: Remote

About HNSA:

HomeNet South Asia is a regional network of home-based worker organisations spread across eight countries. These include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Founded in 2000, we are South Asia’s first and only network for women home-based workers.  

HNSA’s network is made up of member-based organisations (MBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are based in South Asia. These include trade unions, cooperatives, producer companies, social enterprises, and NGOs that engage with home-based workers.

Role and responsibilities:

Towards a violence-free world of work for women home-based workers in South Asia, the consultant will develop a training manual for trainers on the issue of violence amongst home-based workers. The manual is conceptualised to strengthen the capacities of HNSA’s member organisations and women home-based workers to realise violence, prevent it and make informed strategies to address it using the existing country level policies centred on violence and harassment at workplace and international law. This manual will be contextualised to country scenarios of 3 countries- India, Bangladesh and Nepal. It will be in English and translated in Bangla, Hindi and Nepali.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Policy research on violence and harassment in the world of work in the context of women home-based workers in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • Coordinating with the Project Coordinator and Regional Coordinator on the framework of the manual.
  • Preparing the initial draft of the manual in consultation with violence and gender experts. It shall include a country-wise part for India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • Collating and incorporating feedback from HNSA’s membership, project partners and the Advisory Panel. 
  • Writing the final draft of the manual.

Qualification and desired skills:

  • Degree in law or human rights, preferably masters of law.
  • 4-5 yrs of experience in development sector.
  • Excellent writing skills and communication. 
  • Demonstrated expertise on the issue of violence and gender (particularly focusing on the world of work and the informal sector) with published work. 
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines.

How to apply:

Please write to Nikita Bhukar at along with your CV and one writing sample. 

Deadline: 30th April 2022

Individual Consultant (Specialist in Gender and Violence)