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Consultant to act as Coordinator and Facilitator for multi-stakeholder dialogues and exchanges
|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 :||50 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 July - 30 November 2023 (50 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.
The meaningful engagement of women's rights groups and relevant civil society organisations, as well as core stakeholders involved in presenting and responding to GBV including those representing young women and groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination (rural, those living with HIV/AIDS, women and girls living with disabilities, LGBTQI persons, etc.), is a key principle of the Spotlight Initiative.
In line with this, the Jamaica Spotlight Initiative, is seeking to coordinate a series of intergenerational multi-stakeholder dialogues including exchanges between men's and women's groups to facilitate more integration and coordination that can support focused direct advocacy and enhance knowledge management capacities around ending VAWG including family violence.
These sessions will allow community leaders, CSO’s, women’s rights groups and community groups to share insights, strategies, best practice and advocacy tools in addressing VAWG in Jamaica.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, with direct supervision by the Planning and Coordination Specialist, Jamaica, the Consultant will lead multi-stakeholder dialogues including exchanges between men's and women's groups and conduct radical listening sessions to facilitate more integration and coordination that can support focused direct advocacy and enhance knowledge management capacities around ending VAWG including family violence.
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
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Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should meet the following criteria:
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