Consultant to (i) review and update the training curriculum for the police service to manage intimate partner violence, (ii) develop tools and adapt training for the police and (iii) coordinate at least four (4) training sessions for the police

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Location : Home-Based
Application Deadline :09-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
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.


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. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are two of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative.

The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative 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

Spotlight Jamaica

The SI in Jamaica will address three key priority areas within the overall focus on Family Violence against women and girls: 1) Child Sexual Abuse, 2) Intimate Partner Violence and 3) Discrimination against vulnerable groups.

The SI in Jamaica will be national in scope and targeted intervention will focus on the following four parishes: The Kingston and St. Andrew Metropolitan Area, St. Thomas, Clarendon, and Westmoreland.

The Women’s Health Survey (2016) has identified a lifetime prevalence rate of 27.8% of physical and/or sexual violence against women aged 15 to 49 years by an intimate partner in Jamaica. This figure is slightly lower than the regional average of 30%.  Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence against women, suggesting that women and girls are especially vulnerable to violence in the home by someone they know.

The government of Jamaica has launched a Ten-year National Strategic Action Plan to eliminate Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV) 2016-2026. This Plan focuses on the following five strategic priority areas: prevention, protection, and intervention, legal procedures, and protocols for data collection. The low status of women in society, power relations, and gender socializations, inaccessibility of legal services, gender insensitive policies, limited opportunities and institutional factors are some of the root causes of GBV. (National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica (2016-2026).

Targeting this objective will aid in meeting the Goals of the National 2030 Vision which is to empower Jamaicans to achieve their fullest potential, maintaining a secure and cohesive society, a prosperous economy and promoting a healthy natural environment.

Spotlight Trinidad and Tobago

As with the SI in Jamaica the Trinidad and Tobago Spotlight Initiative is grounded on the core principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Leaving no one behind. During the inception phase, based on available data, the programme will identify populations most marginalized within municipalities to be selected. Criteria for identifying those most marginalised include:

  • Lack of access to GBV services because of social status, exclusion and discrimination;
  • Community prevalence rates of family violence;
  • Lack of access to other aspects of social development
  • Inadequate legal protective frameworks contributing to vulnerability

Through the interlinked six pillars, the initiative will aim to reduce and ultimately eliminate violence against women and girls. It will also directly address social and cultural norms that are the roots of the persistence of gender inequality and discrimination in keeping with SDG 5, targets 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 5B and 5C.

With its attention to social norms change for primary prevention, Spotlight will contribute to SDG Target 4.7 as the programme will directly promote, through educational initiatives, human rights, gender equality and a culture of peace and non-violence. The focus on underserved communities and on marginalised/ discriminated populations both as participants in and beneficiaries of Spotlight will further the attainment of SDG target 10.2 and SDG 16.7 which both seek to empower and promote the inclusion of all irrespective of identity or status. To the extent that Spotlight can strengthen the implementations of laws and policies to take account of indirect discrimination which leads to reduced access by those marginalised or under-served populations, there will be a reduction in inequalities of outcome and improved non-discriminatory access to services.

Furthermore, working with private sector organizations so that they will advocate against domestic violence and take measures to mitigate the impact of domestic violence to workplaces will contribute to SDG 8, Target 8.8 on safe and secure working environments.

Finally, because the programme aims to improve the delivery of security and justice services, through building capabilities and improving accountabilities including through NGO monitoring, rule of law will be strengthened and access to justice across diversities of status will be improved. State institutions with responsibilities for ending violence against women and girls will be more transparent and accountable (SDG 16.7.)

While the SI will benefit Trinidad and Tobago generally, the programme will target selected under-served communities/areas within the municipalities of Tunapuna/Piarco, Mayaro/Rio Claro and Tobago.

Overall supervision by UN Women Representative; Day-to-Day Supervision by UN Women Planning and Coordination Specialists in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this consultancy is to “(i) review and update the training curriculum for the police service to manage intimate partner violence, (ii) develop tools and adapt training for the police and (iii) coordinate at least four (4) training sessions for the police with the objective to ensure that the Police training institutes and the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) integrate gender equality and ending VAWG, specifically through the management of intimate partner violence cases, as per international standards.

This is activity 4.1.11 under the Jamaica Spotlight Initiative and activity 2.1.1 under the Trinidad and Tobago Spotlight Initiative.

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

  • Review of previous curricula including the ACCP training curricula on Sexual Offences and other relevant curricular on Domestic Violence and IPV and update to focus on management of DV and IPV
  • Hold Training of Trainers
  • Support integration of training into police professional development policy and curriculum 

For all workshops and training, the Consultant must produce:

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

Deliverables and Timelines:

  • Inception report and workplan - December 2020
  • A report of the preliminary review of the ACCP Sexual Offence training as well as other Police training and assessment tools on DV and IPV (Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago) -  January 2021
  • Consultation with key stakeholders and report outlining feedback - January 2021
  • Draft of the proposed curriculum to include a course on gender-based violence (Jamaica) -  February 2021
  • Development of Due Diligence tools and standards for the police (Trinidad and Tobago) -    February 2021
  • Development of an assessment tool for the police for the management of IPV cases (Jamaica) - February 2021
  • Final approved version of the curriculum considering feedback from the validation process -   March 2021
  • Deliver a series of workshops to identified trainers in each Programme country -     March 2021
  • Produce a Final Report on the progress, outcome and challenges encountered during the engagement - May 2021
  • Recommendations and updates regarding integration into police professional development policies, tools and management of IPV cases - May 2021


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.

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Required Skills and Experience


  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and policing on intimate partner violence (domestic violence).
  • Extensive experience (at least 10 years of proven experience) in curriculum development, and facilitation.


  • Have a minimum of a postgraduate in relevant areas: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gender Studies, Social Science, Law, Human Rights, Public Administration, or a related field of study.

Location of Activities and Duration of Assignment:

  • 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 December 14, 2020 to June 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 should submit, along with his/her application, the curriculum vitae of team members.
  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.

Hardware, Software and Communication:

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully functional laptop, which must run Windows 10. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based (Skype or equivalent) is required.


  • 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.


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

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