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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess, monitor and evaluate organisational compliance with policies on gender equality and women's empowerment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254417  Assess, monitor and evaluate organisational compliance with policies on gender equality and women's empowerment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Gender Equality and Women`s Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 has been designed to equip people in management positions or persons responsible for monitoring and evaluating gender equality and women's empowerment. Learners will also acquire competencies to ensure that they are able to assess compliance of organisational processes and systems that support gender equality and women's empowerment. In addition, learners will be equipped with knowledge and skills to recommend interventions that can lead to successful implementation of gender equality and women's empowerment.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Analysing an organisation's systems and operations to determine compliance with the gender policy framework.
  • Developing a strategy to assess an organisation's compliance with the gender policy framework.
  • Planning and preparing processes and resources to monitor and evaluate an organisation in line with the gender policy framework.
  • Monitoring and evaluating compliance and performance of an organisation regarding gender equality and women's empowerment. 

  • 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 5 or equivalent.

    It is also recommended that learners have a foundational knowledge of gender equality and women's empowerment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse an organisation's systems and operations to determine compliance with the gender policy framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An organisation's processes and procedures are analysed to determine deviations, shortcomings and compliance to the gender policy framework, legislation and international conventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational processes and procedures include human resources, communication, budgeting, procurement, systems, policy, strategies, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational processes and procedures are examined to determine gaps in compliance to the gender policy framework, legislation and international conventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made to bridge the identified gaps and ensure compliance measures are addressed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a strategy to assess an organisation's compliance with the gender policy framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A strategy is formulated to assess compliance of an organisation in line with the gender policy framework and best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Monitoring and evaluation tools and guidelines for implementation of the strategy are identified and developed to ensure information collected is valid and reliable and meets the purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools can include questionnaires, structured interviews, survey, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and prepare processes and resources to monitor and evaluate an organisation in line with the gender policy framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and scope for monitoring and evaluating organisational compliance is defined in terms of setting realistic and measurable goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An operational plan is developed for an organisation to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are addressed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes resources, purpose, goals, approaches, tools, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and evaluate compliance and performance of an organisation regarding gender equality and women's empowerment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An intervention is developed for an organisation based on gaps identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    On-going evaluations are conducted to determine effectiveness of the intervention and measures for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholders are consulted in order to receive feedback on issues relating to compliance and performance of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report is developed and recommendations are made to ensure organisational compliance and performance are achieved. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the a related Qualification in gender equality field. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The different forms of communication and communication processes.
  • Groups and group dynamics.
  • Difficult issues and people.
  • Organisational needs for growth and success.
  • Conduct and habits, including mannerisms. 

  • 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 when identifying problems in assessing, monitoring and evaluating compliance of organisations in accordance with legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Use interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues and teams at work or any environment to ensure effective participation in gathering and reporting gender related information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively when planning and preparing an organisational assessment, monitoring and evaluation process on gender compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information when assessing and evaluating organisational compliance with gender legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use visuals, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written to communicate findings and propose recommendations to stakeholders regarding gender equality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in understanding the relationship between compliance and non-compliance and the consequences thereof for organisations.
  • 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 gender equality. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Registration of Assessors:
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a qualification in the related sub-field of Human and Social Studies at a minimum of NQF Level 7. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    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  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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