Consultancy: Development of Manual for Psychosocial & Debriefing Activities for Survivors of GBV

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline :04-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :15 Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :15 Days


Zimbabwe has an estimated 1.4 million people living with HIV (PLHIV), 1.2 million of whom are between the ages of 15 and 64. Adult HIV prevalence has steadily decreased over the last ten years, declining from 18.1% in 2005 to 13.8% in 2015. Prevalence among children (0-14) is estimated at 1.6%. While the epidemic has declined among both men and women (15-49), women continue to bear disproportionate burden with prevalence levels of 16.7% compared to 10.5% among men in 2015. The same gender disparity is true for new infections, where women have an HIV incidence of 0.67%, compared to 0.28% among men (15-49).

Given the disproportionate HIV burden, number of new infections, and social and structural risk factors At least 13% (ZDHS 2015) of women in Zimbabwe have experienced physical or sexual violence. And while the country’s constitution provides equal protection under the law, legislation is rarely enforced to protect women. To combat and prevent this abuse, Zimbabwe Association of Church related Hospitals (ZACH) will roll out the following innovative model:

One Stop Centres (OSC) 

Geographical coverage: 4 districts, namely Chimanimani, Umguza, Kwekwe and Umzingwane

The 2015 ZDHS revealed that at least 13% of women have experienced either physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The report also showed that violence against women cuts across geographic locations, wealth or education quintiles. One Stop Centres as one of the many efforts to address the problem of Gender Based Violence in the country. “One-Stop” services represent a promising model for providing comprehensive care to survivors of gender-based violence, offering medical, legal and psychosocial services either within one location—a hospital or a stand-alone center— or through a referral system that links services. The main aim of the coordinated response model is to increase survivor safety and perpetrator accountability by coordinating and linking core services, including providing immediate to longer term health care, access to police and legal services, and culturally and age appropriate counselling services.

ZACH recognizes that addressing the nature and levels of gender based violence in Zimbabwe is a collective responsibility that requires involvement and partnership of all broader government stakeholders, community and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Survey

The objectives of the assessment are to:

Development of Manual for Psychosocial & debriefing activities for survivors of GBV


During the process of the survey, the consultant shall:

Develop a manual for psychosocial training and debriefing of SGBV encompassing the following area;

  • Interpersonal Communication, Values, and Attitudes of Health Care Providers
  • Principles and Procedures for Management of GBV and VAC Survivors
  • Physical Examination and Treatment of Survivors
  • orensic Sample/Evidence Management
  • pproaches in the Provision of Psychosocial Care and Support a
  • Other topics identified as of great interest for psychosocial/debriefing of SGBV survivors 

Time Frame and Deliverables

Time Frame 15 Days.


Inception report:

The Consultant will prepare an inception report which details the consultant’s understanding of the assignment and in how the assignment will be accomplished. This is to ensure that the consultant and the key stakeholders (the ZACH and the NAC) have a shared understanding of the assignment. The inception report will include the methodology, scope of work, work plan, time frame and be submitted 3 days after starting the assignment.

Draft report and tools

The Consultant will prepare a draft report, in the appropriate format. The draft report will be shared with AGYW key stakeholders for review and comments. The consultant will consolidate the input within 6 working days after submission of the Inception Report.

Final Report:

The comprehensive final report and training/debriefing tools are submitted to ZACH after addressing all comments emanating from the draft report not later than 15 days from the inception of this consultancy

Duty Station

The duty station of the work is Harare, Zimbabwe.

Management Arrangements

UNDP will contract the consultant on behalf of ZACH and NAC. The consultant will however report to both the NAC and ZACH on technical issues. All contractual issues will be handled by UNDP.



  • Ability to develop training materials, lead, train, facilitate and motivate other GBV field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards
  • Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV, TB and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings

Required Skills and Experience

 Qualified organization/persons referred to as consultants below are expected to:


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counselling, Sociology or any other related advanced degree in social sciences.


  • 5years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable organization; experience working with survivors of violence preferred;
  • NGO experience is a plus including working in a hardship zone /environment.


  • Excellent spoken and written English Language;
  • Fluency in at least two vernacular languages.

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates to submit a detailed proposal, workplan and CV as part of the application.

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.

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