Consultant for the Development of the National Guidelines for Integrated GBV Case Management System and Tools for Women Survivors of Violence



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Location : Dodoma, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :05-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :Sixty days
Expected Duration of Assignment :Sixty days

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women in Tanzania is partnering  with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEGC) to implement the National Plan of Action to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women and Children 2017 – 2021. The MoHCDEGC is mandated to provide Social Welfare Services to the both men and women survivors of violence. These services are provided in line with existing international and national policies, legislations and guidelines to include; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),The African Agenda 2063 (The Africa we want), Tanzania Development Vision 2025.

Tanzania Demography and Health Survey (TDHS) 2015 shows that half of all married women have ever experienced spousal violence, most commonly physical violence (39%) and emotional violence (36%); 14% have experienced sexual violence.  Furthermore, the TDHS 2015 revealed major source for help to stop the violence where the most common source for help was the woman’s own family (56%) irrespective of the type of violence; Nine percent of women who sought help for violence reported to the police; one percent of women who sought help from medical practitioner; 2.4 percent of women sought help from lawyers; and 1.5 percent of women who sought help from social work organisation.

GBV cases have been managed at the community through community volunteers, CSOs, faith-based organizations, at the ward levels.   These services are provided through ward tribunals, and at the council level through Social Welfare Offices and at the national level through Commissioner for Social Welfare Reconciliation Board. Despite these structures there is no standardized and harmonized guidelines and tools in place to guide all stakeholders in provision of services to survivors of GBV. As a result, services are provided in fragmented and un-coordinated manner.

Furthermore, the statistical data call for the need to develop a comprehensive system that will guide the government and other stakeholders involved to support women victims of violence and other abuses in a most appropriate, systematic and professional manner particularly in handling cases related to physical, sexual, and emotional violence through a survivor centred approach. In this context, the Ministry considered it important to develop case management guidelines integrating ‘Multi-Disciplinary Approach’ to provide standards for good practice to ensure that GBV survivors receive quality services.

The Ministry in collaboration with UN WOMEN has agreed to develop case management guideline for women survivors of violence. The national case management fir women survivors of violence aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated protection system delivering coordinated, quality and timely support to women victims of violence and other forms of abuses. The guideline will provide professional guidance to service providers and other frontline workers in providing support services to Women Victims of Violence at the individual, family and community level.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Department of Social Welfare and UN Women EVAW Team Leader, the consultant will provide technical support to MoHCDEGC for the development of National Guidelines for Integrated GBV Case Management Framework/System and Tools for Women Survivors of Violence.  In particular, the consultant will:

 

  • Develop the inception report for drafting the GBV case management guidelines with an action plan.
  • Conduct a desk review and analyze existing data and information which are relevant to the development of this guideline.  Besides, refer to the international standards including the WHO and the IASC GBV Guidelines while developing the GBV Case management guidelines for Tanzania.
  • Develop and share initial draft of the GBV Case Management Guidelines with the Ministry and other technical team members.
  • Facilitate a validation workshop with participation of relevant stakeholders and incorporate the suggestions into the draft guidelines.
  • Present and submit the final guidelines with action plan to the Ministry.

 

Implementation Timeframe and Deliverables:

The consultancy shall be undertaken over a period of 60 days that will start from the date of signing the consultancy agreement as follows:                     

  1. A word document and brief power-point presentation of the inception report prepared;
  2. An outline of main findings and analysis of all key documents;
  3. Stakeholder consultations to assess models, practices, services, best practices and gaps, if any; Initial draft GBV Case Management Guidelines developed;
  4. Develop power point presentation and incorporate suggestions into the draft guidelines;
  5.  Facilitate a consultative meeting with the stakeholders and incorporate the suggestions into the guidelines and share revised guidelines and annexures (three working days);
  6. Capacity building and orientation of service providers on the guidelines and field testing;
  7. Final draft guidelines shared, feedback received and incorporated;
  8. Final integrated GBV Case Management guidelines incorporating annexures related to referral pathways, monitoring tools, and action plan shared with the Ministry.

 

Schedule of Payments

Payment will be made upon submission of monthly progress reports on the following deliverables:

35% of consultancy fee will be paid upon presentation of the Inception Report and first daft of the GBV Case Management Guidelines.

30% of consultancy fee will be paid upon presentation of the second draft of the guidelines together with the referral pathways, monitoring tools and action plan and a power point presentation, including the inputs from the Ministry, stakeholders and UN Women.

35% of consultancy fee will be paid upon approval of the final draft guidelines and training modules incorporating feedback and comments from the Ministry, stakeholders, including CSOs and UN Women.

 

Note:   All raw data files, consent forms and relevant documentation must be returned to the Ministry and UN Women before release of final payment.


Competencies

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality guidelines and tools
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Regular communication with key partners and staff

 

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

 

Core Competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports;
  • Strong technical knowledge and expertise on gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Strong understanding and experiences on UN Women’s programming areas of focus on Ending Violence Against Women;
  • Outstanding writing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Research, Sociology, Law, Development Studies or any other related disciplines;
  • At least seven (7) years of experience working with EVAW;
  • Previous experience in conducting social research and its analysis related to violence against women and girls, sexual harassment, or relevant field;
  • Excellent analytical, management and coordination skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and capacity to liaise with parties concerned;
  • Ability to work with diverse group of partners, under strict timelines;
  • Strong facilitation, writing and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants must submit the following documentation in support of their application:

 

  • Letter of interest explaining why they are the most suitable for the work and availability for the assignment;
  • Technical proposal of no more than three pages outlining the applicants understanding of the issue to be addressed in the study and proposed methodology for the assignment including stakeholders to be met;
  • Signed Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three clients for whom you have rendered preferably similar services;
  • The financial proposal (with your signature) shall specify a total lump sum amount in TZS including consultancy fees and all associated costs i.e. travel cost, meal, accommodation, tax etc.  Please note cost of preparing a proposal and of negotiating a contract including any related travel is not reimbursable as a direct cost of the assignment.


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