Trauma-Informed Policy Project: Request for Proposals
RFP for a Project Coordinator
The Coalition for Women in Government is seeking proposals to coordinate a project on trauma-informed policy as a tool to help organizations and institutions prevent and address violence against women, particularly in political contexts.
The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is a non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in the political, civic, and democratic life of PEI. The Coalition is seeking proposals to coordinate a project on trauma-informed policy as a tool to help organizations and institutions prevent and address violence against women, particularly in political contexts.
Project work may begin as early as February 1, 2020, and must be completed by July 15, 2020. The contract will be for $8,000 to $10,000, based on experience, qualifications, and workplan, to be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Trauma-informed practice means “integrating an understanding of past and current experiences of violence and trauma into all aspects of service delivery,” or, in the case of this project, policy frameworks. “The goal of trauma-informed systems is to avoid retraumatizatizing individuals and support safety, choice, and control in order to promote healing” (Nancy Poole, BC Centre for Excellence in Women’s Health).
The project objective is to increase awareness and understanding of trauma-informed policies and best practices to prevent and address violence against women in political leadership. Project elements will include, at a minimum,
a literature review to identify local, national, or international good practices for trauma-informed policy for organizations and institutions
collaboration with a trauma-informed practitioner to assess local needs for trauma-informed policy, through interviews and/or focus groups with Island women politicians and organizers
completion of a report that highlights research conclusions regarding good practices for trauma-informed policy; the current context of violence against women in politics in Prince Edward Island; and suggestions for policy solutions for organizations and institutions
participation in project evaluation
Proposals should outline the applicant’s relevant skills and experience that will allow them to successfully
conduct research and communicate results
build relationships and work collaboratively with trauma-informed practitioner(s)
write and present reports
Demonstrated familiarity with trauma-informed practice, small-group facilitation, policy development and/or analysis, critical and analytical thinking, communications for awareness-raising, project evaluation, and/or gender and diversity analysis will all be considered assets to this project.
Proposals may include documentation such as a resume, examples of past work, a sample workplan, and/or a letter of reference.
Additional supports available to the successful applicant will include administrative and advisory support from the Coalition for Women in Government steering committee; access to office space with internet, office equipment, and printing; and access to promotional and communication channels (website, social media) as needed.
The Coalition for Women in Government is accepting proposals to coordinate this work until 5:00 p.m., January 23, 2020, to email@example.com. Selection will follow by January 31, 2020.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your preferred contact information.
Note: The option to hire on salary may be available to a successful applicant who requires hourly payment.