Back National Consultancy: Sector Planning and Costing: Domestic Violence Sexual Offences, Georgetown, Guyana

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  • Added Date: Friday, 26 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 26 June 2021

National Consultancy: Sector Planning and Costing: Domestic Violence/Sexual Offences

Job no: 538927

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Guyana Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Guyana

Department/Office: Georgetown, Guyana

Categories: Child Protection, Social and Economic Policy

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The United Nations and the European Union (EU) collectively launched the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms VAWG worldwide by 2030. This 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 and is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 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.

In Guyana, the Spotlight Initiative aims to address the root causes of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) with an emphasis on prevention of family violence which includes sexual and gender-based violence, intimate partner violence and school-based violence. Therefore, under the pillar 2 is related to "institutional strengthening", it is recognised that longer-term plans of action (and "visioning") is needed for documented /written sectors s which are actionable and measurable . These actions will help address, among other things, the power imbalance and gender equality as a foundation for the work on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG), siloed approaches, and matters of accountability within and between sectors. It will provide institutions with key tools to allow for increased "decentralized" responses in the sectors and in the local governance system to strengthen access to prevention and response services (including access to justice and social support.).

The products of this consultancy will become a critical reference point for the work related to the gender-responsive planning and budgeting into government programmes and mechanisms for the systematic analysis of the impact of policies on EVAWG. It is also expected that the products of this consultancy will assist in ensuring task forces and reporting mechanisms are strengthened to support the coordination, monitoring, accountability and oversight of work on family violence.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this assignment:

o To review and finalise the National Plans of Action related to the implementation of the Sexual Offences Act, Cap. 8:03 and the Domestic Violence Act, Cap. 11:09 o Review the larger Sector plans of at least 3 related ministries (Health, Home Affairs and Human Services and Social Security) to provide concrete recommendations and a framework for integrating the prevention and response to domestic and sexual violence in Guyana. o Provide Costs to Plans of Action (if not already included) and Sector Plans

4. Process and methodology: The consultant will be expected to develop the tools for the review and costing- including lead the desk review during the inception phase of the report, tools for the focus group discussions and key informant interviews.

Qualifications and Experience

The analysis will be conducted by suitably qualified personnel, selected on the basis of their ability to demonstrate that one of the member or members of your team possess the following competencies:

  • Master's Degree in Social or related Sciences and a minimum of 5 years of direct or related work experience- including knowledge of and working with government/civil society partners in the area of domestic violence.
  • Excellent and proven analytical skills
  • Excellent and proven English writing skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to prioritize and work with minimum supervision. Good understanding of child protection issues, criminal justice and women, family child protection issues. Experience of facilitating consultation and workshops with both government and civil society partners. Sound knowledge of the Domestic Violence Act, Cap. 11:09 and the Sexual Offences Act, Cap. 8:03 and developments in the field. The consultant team must be able to work independently

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Please access the complete ToR: ToR strengthening of capacities of CSOs.pdf

All candidates

must submit a technical and financial proposal. All financial proposals must be submitted in local currency

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered "staff members" under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Mar 22 2021 SA Western Standard Time Application close: Apr 13 2021 SA Western Standard Time


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