Job Title: Consultant
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Closing Date: 24 November 2020
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term Consultancy
Working Pattern: Flexible
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
This consultancy seeks to examine the extent to which crime prevention strategies being implemented in Jamaica have integrated strategies to prevent violence against women and girls in their project design, implementation, monitoring and sustainability strategies.
Primary focus will be placed on the social strategy being implemented in Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) and other similar local and national level crime prevention strategies.
The consultant is expected to use secondary data (and if possible primary data) to fulfil the requirements of the assignment.
Role and Responsibilities
Conduct a desk review of relevant current and past crime prevention strategies including the ZOSO’s Social Intervention Strategy; the review shall examine the extent to which the recommendations of National Strategic Action Plan against Gender Based Violence and/or strategies for dealing with gender-based violence have been incorporated in project designs;
Undertake a gender analysis of current social intervention strategies directed at addressing violence at the community level with specific focus on women and girls. Using an intersectional lens, focus shall be directed at the gender norms which perpetuate inequalities and consequently increase the risk of violence perpetrated by men against women and girls.
The analysis shall assess any programme adjustments which have been made as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The gender analysis shall also identify opportunities and threats for mainstreaming VAWG during project design and implementation
Draft a gender-based violence prevention component for the ZOSO social intervention strategy. This shall include a costed action plan to facilitate the mainstreaming of violence against women and girls into crime reduction strategies.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Studies, Human Development or any other social sciences related field;
Demonstrated evidence of undertaking research for similar projects as evidence by sample works submitted;
At least seven years’ experience undertaking similar assignments or five years’ experience with a master’s degree;
At least five years’ experience engaging with diverse stakeholders and multiple levels (grassroots/community, national, regional).
Evidence of having developed at least two gender strategies and at least one costed gender action plan targeting gender-based violence prevention.
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