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Consultant to act as Facilitator to lead faith-based dialogues aimed at ending GBV
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kingston, JAMAICA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 July - 30 October 2023 (40 working 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.
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.
In September 2017, the EU and the UN launched an ambitious joint partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide. The Spotlight Initiative (SI) aims at mobilizing commitment of political leaders and contributing to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Initiative aims at ending all forms of violence against women and girls, targeting those that are most prevalent and contribute to gender inequality across the world. The Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls. Guyana, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are three of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative.
The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative is that women and girls realize their full potential free from violence. The Spotlight Initiative will directly contribute to the achievement of three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Goal 3 on good health and well-being and Goal 16 on inclusive and peaceful societies. The program will contribute to the elimination of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) through the creation of a broad partnership with Civil Society, Government, Private Sector, Media, among others; and, build a social movement of women, men, girls, boys and transgender people as champions and agents of change at the national, subnational and community levels. A specific focus will be on reaching and including in the program women and girls who are often isolated and most vulnerable to sexual & gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HP) due to intersecting forms of discrimination.
The SI Country Programmes will use a multi-sectoral, multi-layered, interlinked community-centred approach to the implementation of the interventions on the following six Outcome Areas based on the socio-ecological model for addressing SGBV:
The SI in Jamaica will address three key priority areas within the overall focus on Family Violence against women and girls: 1) Child Sexual Abuse, 2) Intimate Partner Violence and 3) Discrimination against vulnerable groups.
The SI in Jamaica will be national in scope and targeted intervention will focus on the following four parishes: The Kingston Metropolitan Area (Kingston and St. Andrew), St. Thomas, Clarendon, and Westmoreland.
The Women’s Health Survey (2016) has identified a lifetime prevalence rate of 27.8% of physical and/or sexual violence against women aged 15 to 49 years by an intimate partner in Jamaica. This figure is slightly lower than the regional average of 30%. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence against women, suggesting that women and girls are especially vulnerable to violence in the home by someone they know.
A key element of the Spotlight Initiative is the meaningful engagement of the faith-based community as a group which supports victims and survivors of GBV and their families, and interacts with women's rights groups and civil society organisations, including those representing young women and groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination.
In line with this, the Jamaica Spotlight Initiative, seeks to coordinate a series of dialogues and listening sessions with members of the faith-based community in Jamaica, to explore issues related to GBV and FV.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, with direct supervision by the Planning and Coordination Specialist in Jamaica, the Consultant will lead faith-based dialogues among members of the faith-based community across Jamaica to facilitate greater integration and coordination that can support focused and direct advocacy towards ending VAWG including family violence.
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:
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The consultant should meet the following criteria:
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