Consultant to (i) complete Training of Master trainers in Foundations curriculum; (ii) adapt training for virtual learning and (iii) monitor the implementation of the programme.



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Location : Home-Based
Application Deadline :03-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 10h 50m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
07-Dec-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :Maximum of 40 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :Maximum of 40 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.


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.

In September 2017, the EU and the UN launched an ambitious joint partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide. The Spotlight Initiative (SI) aims at mobilizing commitment of political leaders and contributing to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Initiative aims at ending all forms of violence against women and girls, targeting those that are most prevalent and contribute to gender inequality across the world. The Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls. Guyana, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are three of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative.

The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in is that women and girls realize their full potential free from violence. The Spotlight Initiative will directly contribute to the achievement of three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Goal 3 on good health and well-being and Goal 16 on inclusive and peaceful societies. The program will contribute to the elimination of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) through the creation of a broad partnership with Civil Society, Government, Private Sector, Media, among others; and, build a social movement of women, men, girls, boys and transgender people as champions and agents of change at the national, subnational and community levels. A specific focus will be on reaching and including in the program women and girls who are often isolated and most vulnerable to sexual & gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HP) due to intersecting forms of discrimination.

The SI Country Programmes will use a multi-sectoral, multi-layered, interlinked community-centered approach to the implementation of the interventions on the following six Outcome Areas based on the socio-ecological model for addressing SGBV: 

Pillar One: Legislative and Policy Frameworks

Pillar Two: Strengthening Institutions

Pillar Three: Prevention and Social Norms

Pillar Four: Delivery of Quality, Essential Services

Pillar Five: Data Availability and Capacities

Pillar Six: Supporting the Women’s Movement and CSO

Under the following Spotlight Initiative Country Programmes, UN Women is seeking a Consultant to support the following activities:

Spotlight Initiative Trinidad and Tobago

Activity 3.1.1: Collaborate with CSOs and youth peer groups to design and implement adapted primary prevention programming (Foundations and CSE) which promotes gender equality and violence prevention behaviour change programmes for out of school youth.

Spotlight Initiative Grenada

Activity 3.1.2: Implement condensed prevention programming (Foundations) which promotes gender equality and violence prevention behaviour change programmes for out of school youth within existing youth development programmes

Spotlight Initiative Guyana 

Activity 3.1.3: Introduce the Foundations Programme integrating violence prevention messaging that target teens, mothers and fathers in addition to endowing children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies for addressing conflict (resolution/mediation) techniques) and responding to stress and stressors that arise in relationships and establish and model an atmosphere of respect within group relations among and between young people.

Under the overall supervision of UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Spotlight Programme Coordinator, the regional consultant will support NGOs with the implementation and roll-out of the Foundations Programme under the Spotlight Initiative, within various institutions in territories including Guyana, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. UN Women already has trained a select group of Master Trainers on the Foundations curriculum which facilities rapid planning and implementation of the programme and ensuring adherence to the Programme standards. The Master Trainer will adopt a Train the Trainer approach for identified facilitators and provide support to facilitators in the delivery of training directly to beneficiaries and will also carry out monitoring and evaluation for the duration of the Programme


Duties and Responsibilities

The regional consultant will be responsible for the following outputs in achievement of the above objectives:

  • Train community educators and advocates to deliver the Foundations Prevention Programme developed for young women and men, boys and girls.
  • Design and deliver a series of training workshops based on the facilitator training manual which will be provided as a part of the strengthening prevention approaches programme.
  • Monitor the programme delivery and provide guidance to facilitators to build capacity in-country and create a sustainable delivery framework
  • Ensure inclusive stakeholder engagement in the development of the training and approach, to provide coherence, address gaps and incorporate lessons learned
  • Prepare and administer evaluations for each day of the training workshop and ensure an assessment of these evaluations at the end of each day.

For all workshops and training, the Consultant must produce:

  • Participant Register;
  • Pictures - group & interactive (including participants & presenters).
  • Participant Feedback Forms; and
  • Training Report;

Delivery Dates

  • Hold consultations with Foundations focal points to assess the challenges, gaps and lessons learned in prior implementations - December 2020
  • Review the Foundations Manual and Programme Reports - December 2020
  • Produce an Inception Report or Concept Note outlining methodology and approach, and findings from stakeholder consultations - January 2021
  • Produce a Workplan detailing activities, timelines, resources and costs - January 2021
  • Adapt the training approach for the country context based on stakeholder consultations - February 2021
  • Create videos of the adapted training programme using the Train the Trainer approach using an online platform, which can be accessed on demand - February 2021
  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation framework which measures effectiveness/impact of the training - February 2021
  • Deliver a series of workshops to identified facilitators in each Programme country - March – June 2021
  • Produce a Final Report on the progress, outcome and challenges encountered during the engagement - July 2021


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including the conveying complex concepts and recommendations, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different audiences.
  • Ability to interact independently as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and operate effectively in stressful situations
  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637


Required Skills and Experience

Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience working on violence against women and girls, youth, advocacy, violence prevention, conflict resolution/mediation.
  • At least five years’ experience working on gender equality and/or human rights is required.
  • Extensive experience (at least 10 years of proven experience) in curriculum development, and facilitation.
  • At least three years’ experience working within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an asset but not required
  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education:

  • Have a minimum of a postgraduate qualification in relevant areas: Education, Social Sciences, Psychology, Gender Studies, Public Policy.

Location of Activities and Expected Travel:

  • The consultant/team is expected to work remotely, utilizing their own office space, computer, internet, telephone and other equipment, as needed, to undertake the assignment.
  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 40 working days during the period 7th December 2020 – 31st July 2021.

Other Relevant Information or Special Conditions

  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.
  • Interviews will be conducted with the shortlisted applicants.
  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.
  • The consultant should submit, along with his/her application, the curriculum vitae of team members.

Remuneration:

  • The remuneration for this contract type is an all-inclusive fee, the organization will not be liable for additional cost or benefits.? Hence, it is the responsibility of the consultant to secure adequate medical insurance for the duration of the contract and it is recommendable that the policy includes coverage for COVID-19 related illness. ??The medical coverage should be international when the contract requires missions or international assignment.
  • If selected for this vacant post, proof of medical coverage should be presented within the first two months of the contract.

References:

  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title, and contact information.

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