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Review and Develop a Paralegal Manual for Sex Workers in their Diversity
|Location :||Harare, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||19-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 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.
Briefly describe the project rationale / background
The National AIDS Council (NAC) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) together with international and local Partners through the multi sectoral approach has prioritised Key Populations (KPs) in the response to the HIV epidemic as guided by the third Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP III) and UNAIDS Fast Tracking Combination Prevention strategy. Key Populations in Zimbabwe include: sex workers (SWs), gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons, prisoners, adolescents and young people among others.
National Sex Work Programme was established in 2009 by CeSHHAR with the National AIDS Council (NAC), the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) and community stakeholders. There are two models for delivering a comprehensive programme firmly rooted within a public health and empowerment framework: one using fixed sites based in Ministry of Health clinics and the other providing outreach services, also through MoHCC clinics. The ‘Sisters with a Voice’ programme has grown from one fixed and four outreach clinics in 2009 to a country wide programme serving 30 sites nationally.
The Programme aims to foster an empowered and resilient sex work community fully engaged in HIV prevention and care cascades, by bringing to scale evidence-based, sex worker-led interventions to maximize demand for, supply of and retention within HIV prevention and care services for male, female and trans sex workers in Zimbabwe. We aim to use programmatic and research data both to optimise and expand service delivery for sex workers nationally; to work with government services to reduce the barriers to care among sex workers within the public sector; and to develop and pilot innovations that will increase sex worker engagement with care using a rights based approach.
UNAIDS defines sex workers as:
“Female, male and transgender adults and young people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, either regularly or occasionally. Sex work varies between and within countries and communities. Sex work may vary in the degree to which it is more or less “formal” or organised, and in the degree to which it is distinct from other social and sexual relationships and types of sexual economic exchange.”
Context of the required services
54% of Zimbabwean female sex workers are living with HIV, compared to a prevalence of 13.4% within the general adult population. The reasons for this disparity in HIV prevalence include the limited reach of prevention and treatment programmes for key populations and high levels of stigma and discrimination and the criminalisation of sex workers. Zimbabwean legislation criminalizes sex work by prohibiting “profiteering from proceeds of sex work and running a brothel”.
Unjust criminalization violates human rights and deters people living with HIV from accessing HIV prevention, treatment and care services. While sex workers are human beings entitled to human rights protections in terms of international treaties and national laws, they are often disadvantaged by the presence of legal limitations to their work. Criminalisation of sex work in Zimbabwe has resulted in poor awareness of rights among sex workers. They are instead left vulnerable to abuse by clients, police, and those who exploit sex workers for economic gain. This abuse is a direct result of their criminalisation and further increases their vulnerability to violence.
Objectives of the project
Stakeholders for the project
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant should produce a paralegal manual for sex workers in their diversity which can be used by paralegals within the programme and can also serve as a training tool for sex workers, health workers, outreach workers and other stakeholders.
Description of Work
The Consultancy will be Harare based. However the consultant must have the capacity to consult and gather views and input from sex workers nationally.
The consultant in this assignment is expected to carry out the following tasks:
Objectives of Consultancy:
Duration of the Work
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Duration: 20 DAYS (20 Days' paid work to be completed within a maximum period of 8 weeks)
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70 points maximum)
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
• Final tranche upon performance evaluation from the direct supervisor. Security: Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under https://trip.dss.un.org
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. In general, UNDP does not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel.
Application Submission Process:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all docs in one file):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
The Candidate must provide a link to a website that they have been actively involved in the development and management of together with a description of their role.
The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (monthly professional fees, travel related expenses if applicable, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal
ANNEX 1 - INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS is provided here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf
Project and Resource Management:
Communications and Advocacy:
Partnership building and team work:
Required Skills and Experience