UNFPA seeks to engage a skilled international consultant to devise comprehensive training module and minimum standards in regards to rehabilitative work conducted with men perpetrators of gender based violence. The products are to be based on international best practice, the practices existing in BiH and innovative approaches. The international consultant will work in partnership with a national consultant hired under the same project.
The outcomes of the consultancy assignment are:
- Minimum Standards for establishment and functioning of rehabilitative centers for men and for working with men perpetrators of gender based violence;
- Training Module for professionals at social welfare and health institutions and NGOs interested in developing their capacities for rehabilitative work with men perpetrators of gender based violence
- (Lead author - international consultant; contributing author - national consultant).
The Minimum Standards (MS) and the Training Module (TM) will primarily be used for capacity building of local level institutions and NGOs in establishment of Rehabilitation Centre for Men.
Responsibilities and Key Results Expected:
Under the terms of the agreement that will be reached with the successful candidate, UNFPA will require the following:
- Review of existing national, regional and wider international experience and best practices in regards to rehabilitative work with men perpetrators of GBV;
a. In-depth interviews with NGO representative(s), line ministries and other relevant government institutions, including representatives of Centers for Social Welfare that have worked with men perpetrators to extract lessons learnt and best practices;
- Based on the extracted lessons learnt and in coordination with the national consultant development of Minimum Standards (MS) for rehabilitative work (service provision) with men perpetrators of gender based violence, applicable throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina;
a. The MS, at its minimum, need to include the following chapters
i. Introduction (introduction to the field, the legal basis in the country for working with men perpetrators of violence including relevant international legal framework, how the MS have been developed, who is the target group of MS, and how MS should be used);
ii. Principles of working with men perpetrators of GBV (based on do-no-harm approach);
iii. Standards (full review of minimum standards, including minimum physical requirements, such as space distribution within the premises)
- Development of Training Module based on the review under item 1, in combination with Minimum Standards, and in cooperation with the national consultant. Training Module shall consist of Training Manual and Training Program with supporting documentation.
At the very least the Manual will include following chapters and sections:
- Table of contents;
An introduction page on what the Module, Manual and Program are about, whom they are meant for, and how they are to be used;
- Substantive chapters out of which mandatory chapters are :
- Review of related national legislation and international conventions promoting gender equality and preventing gender based violence; family related laws and strategies, and implications for the roles, responsibilities, duties and rights of men in the BiH family.
Theoretical understanding and conceptualization
- women’s rights as a distinct part of human rights
- understanding of, and clear distinction between gender and sex
- definition of gender based violence and types of abuse
- understanding of why the proposed interventions are supposed to change the participants’ violent attitudes and behaviors
- What is violent behavior among boys and men
- How to recognize acts of violence
- Stress, aggression and anger management techniques
- PTSD in the context of BiH
- Alcohol and narcotics substance abuse and violence
- The role of men in the BiH society, in the context of the post-war, transitional society, and the burden that comes with it
- Male rehabilitation methods
- Non-violent communications
- Female-male relationships and communication in the context of the BiH society.
- Breaking down gender stereotypes.
- Strengthening confidence and employability.
Principles of work with male perpetrators (some of them might be: Ensuring the safety and understanding of the perpetrator’s partner while the work with the perpetrator is ongoing; risk assessment; the qualification of staffing etc.)
Quality assurance, documentation and evaluation
- Workshop guide
How to conduct training from methodological point of view;
Detailed outline and instructions on each workshop (including its stated goals, and potential risks with mitigation strategies)
Training Program and supporting documents
- Training time table
- Workshop materials and exercises
- Pre and post assessment evaluation sheets that will both evaluate technical implementation of the training but also measure the perceived change in attitudes and sensibility towards working with men perpetrators
Minimum requirements when developing Training Module:
- Consistency in the use of language and presentation of the training;
- Easy to read and follow instructions (avoid technical terms);
- Contains graphics, flow charts, tables etc. in order to enhance understanding
- Minimum 75 pages – maximum 125
Coordination and exchange of information with the national consultant
Deliverables and timelines:
Deliverables Timeline Payment schedule:
Introductory discussion with UNFPA staff and national consultant (teleconference)
Working language: English 1/2 day 40% of total contract sum payable.
Desk review of existing national, regional and wider international experience and best practices (home-based)
Working language: English 6 days
Inception report with fully developed methodology and outline of the Minimum Standards and Training Module, five pages max. (home-based)
Delivery language: English 3 days
Planning meeting with UNFPA staff and national consultant (Sarajevo)
Working language: English 1 day
Field visit and in-depth interview with relevant NGOs, institutions etc to collect necessary information in regards to practices and
experiences in working with men perpetrators of GBV (field trips, BiH)
Working language: English 8 days
1st draft of MS finalized based on the information gathered through desk review and field visits (home-based)
Delivery language: English 5 days
2nd and final draft of the MS finalized based on the comments received (home-based)
Delivery language: English 2 days
1st draft of Training Module finalized (home-based)
Delivery language: English 25 days Pending clearance of deliverable by UNFPA, 40% of total contract sum payable.
2nd draft of Training Module finalized based on the comments received (home-based)
Delivery language: English 5 days
De-briefing meeting with UNFPA staff and national consultant – conference call (home-based)
Working language: English 1/2 day 20% of total contract sum payable.
TOTAL 56 days 100 %
The contract terms will include the following
- The contractor must observe UN Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) as communicated by the United Nations for the location(s) visited;
- Be willing to travel around Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- The candidate’s financial quote include all applicable charges including travel, daily substance allowance and all rights acquired by UNFPA for all the documents produced;
- Where the contractor fails to deliver the required quality of products, the rate payable will be reduced. UNFPA reserves the right to assess the quality of products. Contractor has obligation to finalize products/documents to the full UNFPA satisfaction;
- Payment for contractor will not exceed average UNFPA rates for national/international consultants.