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Spotlight Project Expert on strengthening EVAWG laws and institutions
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
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.
Funded by the European Union and managed from Kazakhstan (Almaty) in cooperation with all participating countries, the Spotlight Initiative (SI) regional programme for Central Asia will harness the collective expertise, experiences challenges and energy of gender equality advocates from the five Central Asian countries as well as Afghanistan. This will be done with the purpose of advancing legislative reform, policy dialogue and advocacy, technical assistance in adaptation of most effective measures to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and social norm changes necessary to prevent and respond to SGBV and harmful practices such as bride kidnapping, child, early and forced marriage.
Mobilizing the UN country teams (UNCTs) in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as in partnership with Afghanistan, the SI seeks to fill a vital vacuum in the region. Namely, the absence of any Central Asian consensus around SGBV, reliable data on SGBV prevalence, coordinated mechanisms of Multi-sectoral response to SGBV (MSR to SGBV) with access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender-based Violence, and the absence of any institutional forum for such consensus to be generated.
Through collective thinking, participatory approaches and collective advocacy, governments, parliamentarians, civil society, including faith-based organizations, human rights and women’s activists, men and boys’ networks, SGBV survivors, women from marginalized groups, young people and religious leaders will develop Central Asia-specific models for evidence based legislative, policy and institutional reforms and social norms change initiatives. These Central Asia-specific models will be grounded in the international norms and standards guiding work on SGBV, including the CEDAW, and the Council of Europe (CoE)’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – also known as the Istanbul Convention. In addition, the Models will reflect the importance of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) methodologies and mechanisms of MSR to SGBV system with developed essential services for SGBV survivors (with special focus on those most left behind and vulnerable groups, such as adolescent girls, women with disabilities, rural women and migrants) to be provided by the health, social support, police and justice sectors – to ensure prevention and response to SGBV is robust and in line with the Global agenda to leave no one behind.
It will also focus on improvement of gender data/statistics collection in view that quality, disaggregated and globally comparable data on different forms of VAWG and harmful practices is a key to inform laws, gender-responsive policies, evidence-based advocacy and dialogue addressing the gender equality, prevention of SGBV, ensuring human rights and promotion the realization of the sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide expert support to the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative regional programme by developing terms of reference (TOR) for the following consultancy services:
Participatory cross-border review of National Legislation on SGBV and harmful practices
Institutionalizing a Central Asia alliance for SGBV
3. Terms of Reference for the Central Asia SGBV Alliance.
4. International consultant on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) in prevention and response to SGBV.
5. National consultant to evaluate the progress in integration of GRB recommendations in the CA region.
Region-wide analysis of Men’s Perceptions of SGBV in Central Asia
6. Region-wide analysis of Men’s Perceptions of SGBV in Central Asia.
Close common Data gaps on SGBV in Central Asia on the intersectional nature of inequalities and SGBV
7. National consultant to perform data research on intersectionality of violence.
Required Skills and Experience