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Kevin Chiramba, a Zimbabwean who has worked in Botswana and South Africa, is a Gender Justice Associate with Gender Links Advisory Services. Since 2012 he has facilitated complex projects including coordinating GL’s pioneering national Gender Based Violence (GBV) indicators surveys in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Seychelles, South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana. In these assignments Kevin honed his ability to plan and conduct surveys, designing training manuals, and training enumerators.
Kevin is GL’s health and SRHR specialist. He conducts rapid GBV and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) audits, assessments and mapping exercises, and country gender profiles aimed at strengthening the prevention of GBV, promoting gender mainstreaming including SRHR in the SADC region. Kevin contributed in creating a searchable online SRHR database of laws and policies in southern Africa. His gender research work has seen him engaging with multiple stakeholders including civil society organisations, donors, gender ministries, national statistical offices, the police, courts, and government health departments across the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Kevin understands program design and execution. In his former role as a senior programme officer for Gender Links (GL) Zimbabwe, he contributed in drawing gender mainstreaming programmes, and GBV action plans for local councils implementing the GL Centres of Excellence (COE) programme. This included participating in training council gender focal persons as well as advocating for the collection, analysis and utilisation of GBV data.
Over the years Kevin has shown excellent analytical skills and his ability to document, synthesize, and present findings at various physical and virtual fora in SADC. He is adept in using electronic data collection methods including using design and analysis software such as Survey Gizmo, SPSS, STATA, KoBo Toolbox and NVIVO to analyse and synthesize research findings. He contributed to writing the Zimbabwe, Zambia, Seychelles, South Africa (Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces reports), Lesotho, and Botswana GBV reports.
Kevin has excellent communication and writing skills. He writes opinion articles on GBV and SRHR and publishes them through the GL news service. From 2019 he has authored the GBV chapter of the annual SADC Gender Protocol Barometer and contributes to editing and proofreading the other chapters in the barometer before publication. Kevin currently peer reviews articles in the Bristol University Press Journal of Gender-Based Violence. In his work experience to date, Kevin has embraced diversity and is able to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments. He holds a Master of Science degree in Population Studies and a Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently working at advancing his post graduate studies on the health impacts of GBV.