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Legislative Review to advance policy changes to address family violence against Women & Girls
|Location :||Kingston, JAMAICA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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|
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.
Building on the work done to date, this assignment seeks to advance and strengthen the legislative and policy framework which provides an enabling environment in which key issues relating to family and gender-based violence can be addressed.
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy seeks to support the preparation and presentation of submissions to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament with responsibility for the review of legislation against gender-based violence. The submission is geared towards providing recommendations and advocating for the mainstreaming of protection from VAWG and family violence in the Domestic Violence Act, the Sexual Harassment Act, the Sexual Offences Act, the Offence Against the Person Act, and the Childcare and Protection Act.
In collaboration with the lead Civil Society Organisation, the consultant is required to:
1. Undertake a gap analysis of existing policies, legislation and regulations relevant to VAWG and family violence. The analysis should be benchmarked against regional and relevant international legislation and policies in similar jurisdictions. The analysis should also include a review of the institutional frameworks that are relevant to promote the enhanced protection and removal of discrimination against Jamaican women and girls.
2. Support the lead CSO in conducting consultations to gather information from a wide cross-section of stakeholders including but not limited to governmental, civil society and faith-based organizations whose programmes support ending VAWG and family violence.
3. In collaboration with the lead CSO and based on finding from stakeholder consultations, prepare written submissions to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament regarding the mainstreaming of protection from VAWG and family violence in the abovementioned legislation. This may include as necessary, proposing recommendations for amendments to existing laws/regulations and/or the need for drafting of new laws/regulations.
4. Support the lead CSO in convening a special consultation and presenting the details of the written submission to the Joint Select Committee.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written in English;
Sound understanding of Jamaican expressions and undertones of sex and gender.
Required Skills and Experience
Individuals interested in this assignment should be able to demonstrate previous experience mainstreaming gender in social programmes, have strong knowledge and experience in gender-based violence prevention work and understands the dynamics of citizens’ safety and security in vulnerable communities.
Academic Qualifications and years of experience
· A minimum of five (5) years of experience with the possession of a relevant Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience with possession of a relevant Post-Graduate degree.
· At minimum 2 years of experience in undertaking legislative review.
· Proven professional experience in and knowledge of Family Violence against Women & Girls and family violence.
· Proven experience in the development or review of policies at a national level. Familiarity with the Laws of Jamaica as well as regional jurisdictions.
Important Additional Information:-
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