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National Consultant-International Consultant-Final Evaluation of the programme “Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Delivering Essential Services to Survivors in Ethiopia (Re-advert)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 Working days in three months period|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 Working days in three months period|
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In order to address Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Ethiopia, the government has created a legal and policy environment that is progressive in promoting the rights of women and girls. Ethiopia is a party to various international human rights instruments such as the UN Convention on Eliminating all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), adopted in 1995, establishes the equal rights of women and men across economic, social and political spheres, including education, employment, and access to and management of resources. In line with the constitution, the government of Ethiopia has taken action in addressing challenges in tackling VAWG and HTP in the legal framework with the adoption of the Revised Family Law (2000) and the Revised Criminal Code (2005) outlawing violence against women and HTPs. Ethiopia has also developed Women Development and Change strategy and package which has prioritizes the elimination of VAWG and harmful practices in the country.
Ethiopia has also developed an enabling policy framework by putting in place the sector Development Plan for Women and Children (2016-2020), the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) 2015/16 - 2019/20 that was succeeded by the Ten-Year Perspective Plan (2021-2030) with specific targets to end VAWG.
Several more favourable policies and strategies that promote the rights and protection of women along with supporting structures at different levels have also been in place. These include; the establishment of Women, Children and Youth Affairs offices within the justice administration bodies, such as the police, the office of the prosecutor, and the judiciary, both at federal and regional levels. In some regions, specialized units that deal with children's rights issues and violence against women cases have been set up. These include the Child and Women Protection Units within the various police units, a Special Bench for VAW cases within the Federal Criminal Court, child friendly courts, and child crime investigations units within the Federal Attorney General (FAG) and regional Bureaus of Justice (BoJ). In response to the need for prevention as well as provision of coordinated assistance to women and children’s survivors of violence, a National Coordinating Body (NCB) was formed in 2008 (2001 EC). The formation of this NCB with components of both prevention and response to VAWG is very instrumental to ensure provision of standard essential services across all sectors including justice, health care and social services. In addition to the NCB and referral mechanism, the overwhelming majority of the regions have established referral systems for VAWC prevention and response.
Notwithstanding the above mentioned progressive legal frameworks and substantial structural provisions, several factors continue to hamper the fulfilment of women and girls’ lives free of violence and harmful practices. These include:
With the aim of responding to these gaps, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) has developed a Four-year programme on “Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Delivering Essential Services to Survivors in Ethiopia”. The over all goal of the programme is to ensure women and girls live a life free of violence. The program envisions to undertake an end evaluation upon conclusion of the programme. This evaluation is strategic in terms of realizing the contributions made by the programme towards ending violence against women and girls in Ethiopia and identifying good practices and lessons learned to inform the next phase, including future programming and initiatives on EVAWG, to support strategic policy decisions. The findings of the evaluation will also be used for organizational learning and accountability.
Therefore, the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office is seeking a team of consultants to conduct the end evaluation of the programme. The evaluation should follow the guiding documents for evaluation at UN Women, including the Evaluation Policy, Evaluation Chapter of the Programme and Operation Manual (POM), the Global Evaluation Reports, Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS) evaluation report quality checklist, the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan Evaluation Performance Indicator (UN-SWAP EPI) and the UN Women Evaluation Handbook. These documents serve as the frame of reference for the Evaluation Manager and the evaluation consultant(s) for ensuring compliance with the various requirements and assuring the quality of the evaluation report.
1. Description of the Programme
The programme "Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Delivering Essential Services to Survivors in Ethiopia” has been implemented since 01 January 2019 with an end date of 31 December 2021 followed by a no cost extension until 31 December 2022. The total estimated budget was for the four years was 4,488,140 USD and actual actual expenditure as of April 2022 was 4,270,723 USD. The program is so far being implemented at the federal level and in the following regions of Ethiopia: Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Gambella, Sidama, and Somali. During its implementation period, major unforeseen events have happened such as the COVID 19 pandemic and the ongoing armed conflict that broke out on November 2022 resulting in changes in the geographic coverage. For example, the programme was not implemented in Tigray, Diredawa and Gambela regions as per original plan while new regions like Afar and SNNPR were targeted.
The Theory of Change for the programme is:
If (1) an enabling legislative and policy environment in line with international standards on EVAWG, including for ending impunity and other forms of discrimination is in place and translated into action; if policies and programmes re informed by the evidence of what works and quality and comparable dat on violence against women and girls; if favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors are promoted at institutional, community and individual levels to prevent VAWG; if women and girls who experience violence can use available, accessible and quality essential services so the impacts of violence are addressed and perpetrators of VAWG are duly prosecuted; then (2) there will be a substantial reduction in violence against women and girls; because (3) better responses to VAWG are available, violence is being prevented before happens, or before it re-occurs, and those experiencing violence, as well as their dependents, can recover and rebuild their lives with appropriate assistance and support.
The ultimate goal of the four-year programme is that ‘women and girls live a life free of violence’. The programme aims at preventing VAWG and supporting women and girls' survivors it of violence and their access to justice, protection and quality essential services. The expected outcomes are:
Awareness created among society in turn increases survivors’ demand for support. The programme under this outcome will thus build the capacity of wide range of service providers, development of clear protocols and guidelines for providing quality VAWG services, including coordination and accountability mechanisms. Increasing availability and access to essential services including justice, policing, social service and coordination will also be a focus of this programme.
With a view to achieving the expected outcomes, the programme has deployed the following strategies:
The programme was continuation of a previous programme(2015-2017) and was followed by an end evaluation. Recommendations and lessons learned from previous programme as identified in the evaluation report has informed this programme. In addition, several consultations held with key government stakeholders, CSOs and development partners during the development of the programme have led to the formation of the programme interventions.
The main implementing partners (IP) under this programme are:
Government: the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, regional Bureaus of women and children affairs, Ministry of Justice, regional Bureaus of Justices, Ethiopian Police University, Ministry of Education and Central Statistics Agency.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD), Agar Ethiopia Charitable Society, Ethiopia Orthodox Church-Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (faith-based organization), Norwegian Church Aid, and Setaweet Yebego Adiragot Dirijit.
Main donors of the programme to date include:
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Ethiopia Deputy Country Representative, the programme was managed by the UN Women ECO Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) unit. The team was composed of the following staff:
The Programme responds to the Convention on Ending All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) general recommendation 35 (2017) which builds on general recommendation 19 (1992) and the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Forty-ninth session 11 — 29 July 2011). It also adheres to sustainable Development Goal 5 through the specific target on “Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.”
At the national level, it is in alignment with UN Women Strategic Plan, in particular the achievement of Impact 3 of the UN Women Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (i.e., that women and girls live a life free from violence), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2020, and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2025; as well as the ten years development plan 2020/21-2029/30 where “eliminating violence against women and children and harmful practices” was an area of focus
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