About Girl Effect
Girl Effect is a global organisation which puts girls at the heart of development by pioneering a distinctive approach to social norm change for adolescent girls living in poverty.
Girl Effect works on the demand side of development to enable, accelerate and amplify the supply and uptake of services. Evidence shows that even when opportunities and supply side services are available to girls, social norms hold them back. We believe our approach can inspire change and significantly shorten the path for improving development outcomes for adolescent girls living in poverty – and indeed for poverty eradication writ large - due to the ripple effect that empowered girls and women create in societies.
About Girl Effect Nigeria (GEN)
In Nigeria, GEN is leveraging the power of technology to provide girls with empowering content through 2 innovative global projects and generating ground breaking peer to peer mobile research technologies that capture a deeper understanding of girl’s realities in real time. GEN is also currently in the process of developing a locally rooted girl culture brand that inspire girls and those around them.
In line with the global mission, GEN works to ensure that adolescent girls are equipped to make positive choices about their future, and their families and communities support them to do so.
The objectives of Girl Effect Nigeria include the following:
Girl Effect requires an agency to manage translations for its two projects: Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) and Girls Connect.
About TEGA - a Girl Effect initiative
TEGA (Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors) is a technology driven peer-to-peer research product and Girl Effect’s potential solution to reaching her and gaining accurate insight in her life.
Girl Effect’s ambition is to empower the hardest to reach demographic in the world; adolescent girls living in poverty. But reaching her is only half of the challenge.
The greater half of the challenge is creating research methods that gives her a safe space that allows her to express herself, speak honestly about her life, her dreams and the real barriers holding her back. This is by being able to speak to a peer researcher using a mobile device
The conventional research methodologies deployed to understand her - often western, adult strangers arriving at her doorstep, asking intimate questions at a moment’s notice, creates an environment where she is unlikely to feel comfortable speaking freely.
The TEGA operational model has the research (design and analysis), tech and field operations as its key elements. GEN (Girl Effect Nigeria) in collaboration with the tech partners and to an extent with the research partners will maintain the TEGA App and monitor connectivity, and design surveys and conduct analysis and report writing. However, GEN does not have adequate internal resources to translate incoming content from the field from Hausa, Kanuri and potentially other languages to English for a successfully and efficiently analysis of research findings.
Scope of Work
About Girls Connect
Girl Effect has recently entered into an exciting partnership with global technology company, iSON, to develop and pilot an innovative IVR platform where girls in northern Nigeria will access inspiring audio content and subsequently will be connected with a female role model to talk through questions they may have, receive support in understanding how they could overcome obstacles they face and ideas for how to apply this new knowledge to their lives.
A successful 4 week pilot was conducted from July to August 2016 with girls aged 15-19 living in Kano state. In September 2016, Girl Effect entered Phase 3 of development and will iterate the model before another round of testing for approximately 8 weeks in early 2017. Our ambition is for Girls Connect to be launched at scale in 2017 after several rounds of prototyping and testing.
Translation during the pilot of both projects and ‘voice over’ recording for Girls Connect had major challenges in identifying translators and recording artists to be able to deliver all the files on time. There was also the challenge of not having as many translators and recording artists at a time as desired.
Girls Connect provides digital content to girls on a regular basis. With the pilot in Kano, GEN will require continuous translations and voice over of content in a format that is clear, girl friendly and relevant to the girl in Kano state. All voice over artists are expected to be females of between the ages of 20-35.
Scope of Work
Requirement for Translators
The organization should be ready to provide translators and voice over artists at short notice and ensure that the translators and voice over artists are available even during weekends when required. The organization will potentially adopt and manage current translators and voice over artists that have worked on the TEGA project to retain institutional knowledge based on GEN sign off.
Interested organizations should share their organizational profile, with previous work history including scope.
An expression of interest should also be submitted along with the profile. A budget will be agreed on a project by project basis.
Interested and qualified? Go to Girl Effect career website on girleffect-jobs.org to apply