BBRSO142616: Assessment of the technical and operational capacity of the women's movement and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Grenada

Location : Homebased, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :25-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
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 :4 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 Months

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The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. It was launched in September 2017 by the UN Secretary-General and the EU High Representative and Vice President (HRVP). This Initiative provides a model for partnerships with donors, civil society, and the UN to deliver on the SDGs in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative expertise. SDG 5 and the achievement of gender equality are placed at the centre of efforts (alongside Goal 16) with the aim to provide an enabling environment for the implementation of all goals. Within the UN, the Initiative will operationalize the UN development system reforms and model a new way of delivering on the SDGs in an integrated way, leveraging collaborative advantages.

The Government of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and Civil Society have made a number of systematic advances in legislation and policy frameworks and national action plans, as well as programmatic efforts to address gender inequality, and women and girls’ human rights. Despite these advances, VAWG continues to be a pervasive problem throughout the country. The Spotlight Initiative in Grenada is designed to focus attention, coordinate human effort, and strategically apply resources to the implementation of a well-conceived comprehensive national programme to end family violence (FV) and all forms of VAWG. The programme was developed in broad consultation with Government and Civil Society, and an integrated Technical Team from ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and PAHO/WHO.  The programme is built on the six said pillars which are: 1. Legislation and Policy Frameworks; 2. Strengthening Institutions; 3. Prevention and Social Norms; 4. Delivery of High-Quality Essential Services; 5. Data Availability and Capacities, and 6. Supporting the Women’s Movement. The programme also builds on lessons learned from former and existing programmes with its partners, including CSOs, development agencies such as UN agencies, EU and others to address bottlenecks hindering progress and to build on successes to ensure a successful and sustainable country programme achieving visible gains to end VAWG, including family violence in the country.


In the framework of Pillar 6, UNDP is recruiting a qualified National/Local Consultant to Conduct an assessment of the technical and operational capacity of the women's movement and CSOs in Grenada, and provide technical assistance in drafting strategic plans for capacity development.  The consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Cluster Poverty, Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation and the Gender Specialist and Spotlight Initiative Coordinator at the UNDP Multi-Country Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNDP and with support from UN Women and the Division of Gender and Family Affairs (DGFA) within the Ministry of Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment (MoSDHCE), the consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  1. Mapping of the national CSOs  (this includes presenting a list of CSOs and women’s movement advocates/experts).
  2. Provision of  an overview of existing projects/initiatives supporting capacity building of CSOs in the area of ending VAWG/FV.
  3. Using participatory and inclusive approaches, identify knowledge gaps among CSOs in the area of VAWG/FV and accordingly identify and cost training needs.
  4. In addition to 3 above, identify other institutional capacity Gaps (e.g. skills, attitudes, equipment, enabling environment, organizational structure) 
  5. Develop a draft Grenada CSO Strategic Plan for the CSO’s capacity development to network, partner and jointly advocate for progress ending violence against women and girls and family violence in Grenada and regionally.

The consultant must also:

  • Identify registered and non-registered (women’s rights organisations, autonomous social movements and relevant CSOs, women’s rights groups and networks) that are relevant within Grenada and that work with the identified underserved communities (as per Spotlight target) and other communities on EVAW. Additionally, the assessment would evaluate operational capacity, number of registered organisations, financial management capacities, average staffing/capacity, mandate, existence of policies/programmes.
  • Convene meetings with the identified CSOs to develop strategic plan(s) with their input.
  • Conduct an analysis of the CSOs in relation to their suitability and capacity to engage in activities to end violence against women and girls and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Additionally it would include their potential to engage in new forms of social activism, and accountability frameworks; identifying strengths and weaknesses, challenges and opportunities.  


Furthermore, the consultant will be expected to:

  • Provide bi-weekly updates as it relates to the achievement of consultancy objectives.
  • Demonstrate management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate comprehensively at all levels.
  • Be available to travel to the regions of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, including remote areas. Online meetings are also acceptable as long as they serve the purpose of the assignment in light of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Have a working knowledge of the local CSOs and non-governmental landscape in Grenada.
  • Have strongknowledge of gender-based violence and family violence issues.
  • Have good inter-personal, networking, partnership and team-building skills.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English.


Years of experience:

  • 5 years of relevant work experience with expertise in working with CSOs and/or community-based organizations. 
  • 3 years experience working on gender and EVAW/FV related activities/projects. 


  • Solid experience working on capacity assessments and mapping of stakeholders in area of VAW/FV;
  • Practical experience in organization management, strategic planning of associations and  public organizations at the national and/or regional level;
  • Working experience in Grenada and/or the Caribbean region.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology

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