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Team Leader/Team Members – National Study on the Economic Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls in Jamaica
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bridgetown, BARBADOS|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jun-20 (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 :||Maximum of 100 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum of 100 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.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - The Spotlight Initiative.
The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Jamaica is one of five CARICOM Member States (the others being Belize, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago) to receive support from the Spotlight Initiative. The vision of the Jamaica Spotlight Initiative (SI) is that the rights of women and girls to live free from violence are protected, promoted, and upheld. The impact that the SI will work towards achieving is that all women and girls, particularly those who are most vulnerable, live a life free of violence and harmful practices.
The main objectives are:
Family violence (FV) is a manifestation of gender inequality, created through unequal gender power relations, which overlap with harmful masculine stereotypes. In addressing family violence, Jamaica will come face to face with powerful cultural family constructs and internal and external conflicts about the meaning of violence within the bounds of households, primary relationships, and intimate partners. To that end, the priority areas in Family Violence that will be addressed for the Jamaica SI are:
The approach will be guided by the ecological theory that underpins the connections between family and society. The ecological model is seen as the best framework within which to address the causes, consequences, and response to family violence in Jamaica.
The key pillars of the Spotlight Initiative Include:
UN Women is the Technical Lead for the Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica and also leads pillars 5 and 6. UNDP leads Pillars 1 and 2; UNICEF Pillar 3; and UNFPA, Pillar 4.
UN Women, in its role as the lead agency for pillar 5 on Data Availability and Utilization in the Spotlight Initiative, will be coordinating interagency initiatives to strengthened national capacities to collect, analyse and dissemination data on violence against women and girls and will be directly producing a number of critical knowledge products including a report on a National Study on the Economic Costs of VAWG in Jamaica. This National Study, which will be the first of its kind in Jamaica, will seek to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Jamaica. These estimates will, in essence, represent the costs of inaction and the resulting economic effects at the household level. These household level costs, in turn, will demonstrate home IPV drains the household economy. Based on these estimated household estimated, macroeconomic estimates can be developed to determine the impact in terms of aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment:
UN Women, as the agency leading Pillar 5 on Data in the Spotlight Initiative (SI), is seeking to contract a Team Leader with Sub-Contracted Team Members to:
The National Study on the Economic Costs of VAWG in Jamaica will fill a key knowledge gap in Jamaica. This study builds on the Women’s Health Survey in 2016 and focuses on providing an estimate of opportunity costs of IPV against women and girls for households. Using prevalence from the surveyed sample, the study can then present aggregate costs for a preliminary national estimate of the costs incurred within the Jamaican economy due to IPV.
Scope of Work:
The Team Leader and Sub-Contracted Team Members, with overall guidance provided by UN Women MCO-Caribbean, will directly undertake the research activities necessary to fulfil the objectives outlined above.
The contracted Team Lead with Sub-Contracted Team Members will be responsible for all arrangements related to conducting research activities. UN Women will take responsibility for convening the Dissemination Meeting where the report and study report will be publicly shared.
NB: The costs of convening the Dissemination Meeting will be covered separately by UN Women
Reporting Requirements :
The consultant Team Leader will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with direct reporting to UN Women Programme Specialist for Economic Empowerment and Statistics.
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Required Skills and Experience
The Team Lead should himself/herself meet the following criteria:
The Team Leader will be assessed on the qualifications of members of his/her team who should either individually or combined, possess the following:
The Team Leader should himself/herself meet the following criteria:
The Team Leader will be assessed on the strength of the members of his/her team whose skillsets either individually or combined, should meet the following criteria:
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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.