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Consultancy to develop Options and Guidance on a Special Thematic Window to address violence against women and girls with disabilities
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Mar-17 (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 :||1 month ( 10 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 month|
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UNTF) is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund provides grants to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. Grantees – comprising governments and non-governmental organizations - have engaged diverse actors, such as women’s, men’s, adolescents and youth groups, indigenous communities, religious and traditional leaders, human rights organizations and the media. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US $129 million to 462 initiatives in 139 countries and territories.
The UNTF is financed through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, partners in the private sector and civil society, and concerned individuals from around the world. It awards grants through an annual open and competitive process. Its governance is guided by consultative committees (Programme Advisory Committees – PACs) at global and regional levels comprised of UN agencies, leading experts and other key stakeholders.
The UNTF has a unique opportunity to guide its investments in the most relevant and cost-effective ways to pursue joint knowledge generation opportunities, including through the issuance of special thematic windows as part of its annual Call for Proposals. Primarily, a special window involves grouping together grantees working on similar types of interventions. To date, the UNTF has established five special windows: four thematic windows with a focus on conflict/ post-conflict contexts, HIV and violence against women and girls and violence against adolescent girls; and a Special Window, opened in 2014, for building the capacity of small organizations, with a specific focus on small women’s organizations through the allocation of grants of between US$50,000 and US$125,000. As per its Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and its aim to focus on supporting specifically undeserved groups, in its 2017 Call for proposals the UN Trust Fund is planning to open a special thematic window on violence against women and girls with disabilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and Outputs
By 24 April 2017, to produce a brief background paper on the funding and programmatic landscape on addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities; how the UNTF as a grant-giving mechanism with limited funds could add value and fill gaps in funding this area; a set of specific examples of the kind of interventions and/or organizations the UNTF may consider funding; and a list of resources that may be especially useful for applicants to consult when developing their proposals.
By 30 April 2017 to develop a set of criteria (operational and programmatic) by which applicants should be selected and be appraised and if granted funding, subsequently monitored
1. Home-based desk and literature review of the:
2. Produce the first output: a draft short paper (no more than 4 pages, based on templates and examples provided) on the issue of violence against women with disabilities, including the funding and programmatic landscape on addressing VAW/G with disabilities; recommendations for how the UNTF as a grant-giving mechanism could add value / fill gaps; a set of specific examples of the kind of interventions the UN Trust Fund’s may consider funding; and a list of resources that may be especially useful for applicants to consult when developing their proposals. This should be completed by 28 April 2017.
Required Skills and Experience
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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.