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International Consultant to develop guidelines to address gender and social norms including masculinities that perpetuate HIV and GBV among women and girls
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Unified Budget, Results, and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) is UNAIDS instrument to maximize the coherence, coordination, and impact of the UN’s response to AIDS by combining the efforts of the UN Cosponsors and UNAIDS Secretariat. The UBRAF aims at achieving UNAIDS long-term vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero discrimination by catalysing and leveraging resources for the AIDS response but also for broader health, development, and human rights outcomes. UN Women as an important partner in this process collaborated with UNAIDS in 2020 and 2021 to address key HIV/GBV thematic linkage areas. This year, UN Women has a special focus on policy-oriented tools through its defined plan to develop guidelines to address gender and social norms including masculinities that perpetuate HIV and GBV among women and girls. Indeed, there are several studies on GBV and social norms including masculinities but there has never been a single study that relates HIV and GBV in the face of toxic masculinities in South Sudan that this study seeks to address.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women has been working in South Sudan since 2011, implementing programming in the areas of; Women Peace and Security; Women's Leadership and Participation; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Ending Violence against Women and Girls. UN Women is also working in partnership with NGOs, other UN agencies, and local and national government entities, to leverage humanitarian response efforts and bridge the humanitarian-development nexus. These efforts are also to promote gender-responsive planning, programming, effective gender coordination, gender justice, women peace and security, as well as challenging inequalities that are based on entrenched gender norms, harmful to women and girls.
UN Women has a triple mandate, and in addition to the coordination and operational actions touched upon above, UN Women ensures that a comprehensive and dynamic set of norms, policies and standards on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented. Specifically, in South Sudan this sees the Government of South Sudan fulfilling its international reporting obligations on CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, UNSCR 1325, Maputo Plan of Action, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The new UNAIDS strategy highlights the importance of gender equality in tackling the HIV epidemic. Target 7 in the Strategy aims for 90 percent of women and girls to live free from gender inequality and gender-based violence to mitigate the risk and impact of HIV. Among others, the strategy highlights mobilizing communities to promote egalitarian gender norms, engage men and boys and end gender-based, sexual, and intimate-partner violence as a critical action. The proposed guideline will advance and guide policy intervention to HIV/GBV related issues in the country and it will serve as a main point of advocacy within and outside the UN System including the government of South Sudan and the stakeholders that work with us.
Duties and Responsibilities
The key objectives of the consultancy are below:
The objective of this guideline is to provide intellectual guide on HIV/GBV relates in the face of toxic masculinities through a thorough examination of literature and consultations that will examine a comparative area of intervention of Awiel, Bor and Akobo. the study is expected to produce two main tools. The guideline on HIV/ GBV interlinked with social norms and toxic masculinities and Actions coalition on addressing harm traditional practices.
The consultants will employ a participatory methodology to carry out the Review, considering current restrictions on travel and meetings during the global health crisis prevailing in 2020. The consultants will engage relevant actors, including within the UN system, donors, think tanks, academia and CSOs, with an eye on ensuring wide ownership of the process and its findings. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the Consultants will perform the following functions in South Sudan:
The consultants will be expected to deliver on the following:
Integrity/Commitment to mandate:
Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning:
Working in teams:
Communicating information and ideas:
Conflict and self-management:
Working with people:
Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management:
Required Skills and Experience
Skills & Experience:
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Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.