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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the mainstreaming of gender in programmes and projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244254  Manage the mainstreaming of gender in programmes and projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Gender Equality and Women`s Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended to equip managers, programme leaders/directors and project officers in organisations (public, private and civil society) to mainstream gender into the programmes and projects of an organisation.

The skills, knowledge, values and understanding demonstrated within this Unit Standard are essential for a positive impact on gender equality and women's empowerment for transformation and redress within South African society.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of mainstreaming gender for gender equality.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of tools for the mainstreaming of gender equality into programmes and projects.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the mainstreaming of gender into programmes and projects.
  • Developing programmes and projects in which gender is mainstreamed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy skills at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mainstreaming gender for gender equality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key concepts relevant to the mainstreaming of gender into programmes and projects are used appropriately in context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include, but are not limited to, gender, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender equity, women's empowerment, gender stereotyping and discrimination, gender awareness and analysis, patriarchy and power.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The merits and demerits of mainstreaming gender into programmes and projects are discussed with reference to current gender debates and historical perspectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A national or international approach to mainstreaming gender is analysed for relevance in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation and policy frameworks relevant in a specific sector are analysed for gender responsiveness and implications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis should include, but is not limited to, analysis of policy intentions and gaps, possible actions to be taken, requirements for national and international compliance and the implications for the values, attitudes and ethos of an organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of tools for the mainstreaming of gender for gender equality into programmes and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and methodologies for mainstreaming gender are investigated with reference to their relevance within a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and methodologies include, but are not limited to, gender analysis, gender audit and other gender sensitive research methodologies as well as gender budgeting tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools and methodologies are used to determine whether each stage of a specific project cycle or programme is gender responsive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which gender can be mainstreamed into a specific project or programme are suggested for each stage of the programme or project-cycle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and evaluate the mainstreaming of gender into programmes and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate guidelines are selected for monitoring and evaluating the mainstreaming of gender into a specific programme or project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools for monitoring a gender responsive programme and project are developed for a specific project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include, but are not limited to, evaluation criteria, gender responsive indicators and gender analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gender responsive indicators are developed for a specific project or programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop programmes and projects in which gender is mainstreamed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A needs assessment is conducted to determine how a programme or project can become gender responsive in a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A needs assessment includes, but is not limited to, consulting stakeholders including both women and men.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A gender responsive programme or project is designed for a selected group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A programme or project work plan is developed that includes gender responsive actions and indicators, allocation of resources and a plan for implementation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include, but are not limited to, financial and human resources, gender budgeting, budget cycles, procurement processes and monitoring and evaluation tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities identified in a work plan are aligned to the specified gender responsive indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Processed data and information are analysed to determine gender impact and to make recommendations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in conducting a needs assessment and making recommendations for mainstreaming gender. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Use interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues and teams at work or any environment where programmes or projects are to be implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in developing programmes and projects and meeting deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information in conducting a gender assessment and gender analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in writing reports on projects and participating in discussions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively in conducting research, recording data, understanding the material differences between men and women and applying tools in mainstreaming of gender. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in understanding the relationship between policy and programmes.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity through applying cultural values and practices which underpin gender issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities in that responsible citizenship is the focus of mainstreaming of gender. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Registration of Assessors:
  • Assessors must be able to demonstrate competence in relation to the specific Unit Standard or related Qualification at or above the level of the Unit Standard or Qualification in question. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    3. Amaqamu Project Management &Consulting 
    4. AUBREY NYIKO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
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    6. Capricorn FET College - Polokwane Campus 
    7. CHAMELEON PERFORMANCE IMPROVERS CC 
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    9. Elangeni College for FET - Inanda Campus 
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    11. Free State Training and Development Institute 
    12. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    13. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    14. Goldfields FET College - Tosa Campus 
    15. Harvitex cc 
    16. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    17. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    18. Khoali Education, Training and development consultants 
    19. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    20. KMS COLLEGE 
    21. LEMARK TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    22. Lephalale FET College - Modimolle Campus 
    23. Letlhogela Business Consulting Pty Ltd 
    24. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    25. Motheo FET College - Bloemfontein Campus 
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