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Consultant to Lead a Scoping Study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces and to Develop a Safe Cities Programme in Kampala Uganda
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-19 (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 :||30 Working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 Working days|
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.
UN Women through financial support from the Government of Sweden and the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority is launching this call for applicants to conduct a scoping study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls (SVAWG) in public spaces in Kampala and the neighboring municipalities, and to support development of the Safe Cities Programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders.
Across the world and in Uganda, women and girls are subjected to different forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting among others. Within the community setting, women and girls also face sexual harassment and trafficking. Although violence in the private domain is now widely recognized as a human rights violation, violence against women and girls, especially sexual harassment in public spaces remains a largely neglected issue, often tolerated because it’s perceived as a ‘normal’ part of social life, with few laws, policies or programmes in place to effectively prevent and address it. There has been a growing concern over the spate of rampant kidnapping, brutal rape and murder of women and girls in Kampala and surrounding municipalities. Equally concerning are reports of trafficking, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual exploitation and abuse in densely populated urban settings, schools and tertiary institutions. This introduces new challenges for city and urban authorities to ensure safer cities for all, especially women and girls.
In November 2010, UN Women launched the “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” Global Programme in partnership with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, UN-Habitat, leading women’s organizations, and over 50 global and local partners in five pilot cities; Quito (Ecuador), New Delhi (India), Kigali (Rwanda), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Cairo (Egypt). It is the first-ever global effort to develop, implement, and evaluate tools, policies, and comprehensive approaches to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women and girls in public spaces across different settings. The implementation of the Global Programme in Cairo was successful in tackling those issues and contributed to putting the problem of sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women in public spaces at the forefront of the local public policy agenda.
The Global Safe Cities Programme is centered around four key outcomes:
1) Gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions identified: Local ownership is the cornerstone for this flagship,
2) Comprehensive legislation and policies to prevent and respond to SVAWG in public spaces to enhance capacities of local stakeholders,
3) Investments in the safety and economic viability of public spaces: including public infrastructure and economic development and with special concern for creating economic opportunities for women in the renewed public spaces,
4) Social and cultural transformation – to ensure that attitudes and behaviors related to women’s and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces free from SVAWG improved,
Expected Impact Level Results in the Safe City Sites of Intervention include:
Following the successful implementation of the programme in Cairo and other countries, UN Women in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority now seek to conduct a scoping study on sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and to develop and implement the Safe Cities programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders in Kampala and the neighboring town councils.
Objective of the Consultancy
To identify gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions to address sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces through a scoping study and multi stakeholder consultative workshops.
Scoping study objective:
Design of Intervention for the safe cities:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and working in close coordination with Kampala Capital City Authority, the consultant will be responsible for;
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
The team of consultants should submit one technical proposal containing the following (to be uploaded as one PDF file):
Note: The above documents need to be submitted and uploaded to the online application system as one document.
Evaluation of Applicants
Candidates will be selected based on cumulative analysis of:
• Technical Qualification (100 points) weight [70%]
• Financial/Price Proposal (100 points) weight [30%]
A two-stage procedure will be utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the offer or/individual is evaluated based on following:
Technical Evaluation Criteria/ Obtainable Score
The financial proposal will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Deadline for application
All applications to be submitted no later than 24th September 2019
Note: UN Women is an equal opportunity Employer. Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. UN Women reserves the right to accept or reject any bid. The process will be governed by the rules and regulations of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
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.