National/ International Consultancy to carry out Support Phase training for SASA! Methodology



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline :18-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :16 days over a period of 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :16 days over a period of 6 months

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.


Background

UN Women has been supporting the active participation and contribution of women in the national HIV response. SASA! is one of the community engagements GBV and HIV prevention models that has been proven to effectively work in shifting power relations between men and women in an African context. UN Women has been implementing SASA under the Spotlight Initiative and the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF). UN Women is currently providing technical and financial support to Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT), Katswe Sistahood and Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC) to implement the SASA in Hopley, Mbire and Matobo districts as well as technical support to the Zimbabwe Association of Church run Hospitals (ZACH) and the National AIDS Council - that are piloting SASA! in Zimbabwe under the Global Fund. To date the organisations have implemented the Start and Awareness phases and are now moving on to the third phase, which is the Support Phase. The implementation was preceded by a capacity building workshop for these, and other organisations.

The Start Phase and Awareness Phases trainings were conducted in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The CO would like to contract an accredited trainer to conduct the training of the Support phase as the CO does not have the capacity in-house. The training methodology is designed for organizations that have already been implementing the Start and Awareness phases. The five-day SASA! Support training which the CO is supporting, will be conducted (at a venue to be confirmed) in June 2022.

Objectives of the assignment

The overall objective of the workshop is to build the capacities of key local actors in the understanding and utilization of the SASA! methodology. The First Start course, conducted in June 2018, enabled learning of the fundamentals of the SASA! approach to preventing violence against women and HIV and built essential skills for implementation in communities within six to nine months. The Awareness phase of the training covered application of the SASA! methodology through awareness raising activities and trains participants to influence attitudes and guides them in developing a passion for and practical skills in creating positive change

Participants are expected to:

•Understand and internalize the four core components of the SASA approach.

•Navigate through the SASA Activist Kit and demonstrate the skills and confidence to implement SASA! Support Phase.

•Develop ideas on how to adapt SASA! to different contexts and draft an action plan for the support phase.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provide training for participating organisations on the Support phase of the SASA! approach to preventing VAWG and HIV and build essential skills for implementing in communities including mobilizing communities to prevent VAWG and HIV.
  • Provide technical assistance to the SASA! adaptation and implementation process, including discussion and review of process, structure, and content of the work offering guidance and suggestions on the pieces of SASA! that are essential for the integrity of the approach and key for the Zimbabwean adaptation.
  •  Provide regular distance support to TA focal person at UN Women via webinar telephone, Skype, and email during the partnership in accordance with an agreed plan.
  •  Work with UN Women to establish it as the in-country technical support facility for SASA! Roll out in Zimbabwe.
  • In line with UN Women rules and regulations, the organisation is responsible for delivering:

• Training report with recommendations for improvement

• Training materials

•June to December 2022 monthly reports of remote support

 

Travel

The training will be a physical training in country. Please note that all costs will be calculated UN Women travel policy.

 

Deliverables

In line with UN Women rules and regulations, the Consultant is responsible for delivering:

  • Training report.
  • Monthly remote TA.

Item

Days

Training

5

Report writing

5

Monthy remote Technical Assistance

6


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • An advanced degree in law, international relations, political science, or any other related advanced degree.

 

Experience:

  • The individual should be an accredited to provide training in SASA Methodology. (Individual to provide proof of accreditation)
  •  Demonstrated track record in implementing or training the SASA Methodology.
  •  Should poses a proven record of having worked on similar assignments for a minimum period of 5 years.

 

Expected Start Date:

June 2022.

 

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and oral English is required.

 

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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