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International Consultant-EVAW Programme Implementation

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Details

Deadline: Apr 5, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Cambodia Cambodia
Sectors: Gender, Human Rights, Public Administration Gender, Human Rights, Public Administration
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Mar 29, 2022
Expected starting date: Apr 18, 2022

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Description

Background

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Cambodia Country Office (CCO) Strategic Note (SN) 2019-2023 focuses on three key priorities to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). The first priority is to strengthen government capacity and accountability to integrate international norms and commitments (CEDAW, SDGs, Beijing PfA, Sendai) into national legislative and regulatory frameworks, including supporting dialogue and CSO engagement in accountability for GEWE commitments. The second area of focus is Ending Violence Against Women where CCO’s focus includes creating an enabling environment to prevent, respond to and prosecute all forms of GBV as well as ensuring that marginalised women who experience violence, including women migrant workers, access services and protections. Thirdly, CCO works to enhance gender responsiveness in climate change action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). A focus on empowerment, women’s leadership, challenging negative gender norms and leaving no one behind runs through the programme.

In Cambodia, an estimated 1 in 5 women[1] report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, and 4 percent of women report having experienced sexual violence by a non-partner after the age of 15.[2] The COVID 19 pandemic is increasing the risk for these already high rates of violence against women (VAW). Initially the direct impact of COVID-19 and the number of cases was low to date in numbers to date with indirect impacts increasing stressors on families due to impact to a downturn in key economic sectors, returning migrant workers (both nationally and internationally). However, in February 2021, community spread of COVID 19 began with an increase from about 500 identified cases to an estimated 128,000 in February 2022. This increased burden on the health and response systems, coupled with financial constraints, increased care burdens, and school closures, are increasing stress and women are at risk of higher levels of violence and putting strains on the already inadequate response systems.

UN Women’s EVAW Programme in Cambodia is aligned with UN Joint Global Programme (JP)—the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (ESP). In 2019, as part of Phase II of the Joint Programme, under the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) leadership and with the support of UN Women, the third National Action Plan to Prevent Violence against Women 2019-2023 (3rd NAPVAW) was drafted. The 3rd NAPVAW was adopted by the councils of ministers in 2020 and has the overarching goal to reduce violence against all women and girls, including those at increased risk or with challenges in accessing services through increased prevention interventions, improved response, such as increased access to quality multi-sectoral services, and multi-sectoral coordination and cooperation. Four key areas have been identified as primary areas of focus:1) Prevention; 2) Legal Protection and Multi-Sectoral Services; 3) Formulation and Implementation of Laws and Policies; and 4) Review, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Cambodia is one of the countries implementing the regional programme Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022). This is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Safe and Fair (SAF) is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, led by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

SAF delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. SAF engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; civil society organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming in ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).

The SAF project strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approach; and broad engagement of stakeholders. For 2022, SAF UN Women in Cambodia prioritises its workplan in support strengthening of coordinated services scoping on development of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) responds to violence against women migrant workers, capacity development of service providers on violence against women (VAW) admin data, case identification and Minimum Standards of Basic Counseling and international good practice in helpline operations, including experience of women migrant workers.

UN Women Cambodia Country Office (EVAW and SAF Programme) is seeking a senior international consultant with EVAW expertise to provide policy advice and technical guidance to support MOWA and TWG-G-GBV to implement and monitor the 3rd NAPVAW that involves multi-stakeholder coordination as well strengthening coordinated services. The technical guidance/expertise includes capacity development for service providers, development of Standard Operating Procedures for responding to VAW, including women migrant workers, provision of technical expertise supporting MOWA on the monitoring of implementation of the minimum service standards and remote service counseling particularly during COVID-19 pandemic.

Duties and Responsibilities

II. Duties and responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following key tasks:

A. Provision of policy advice and technical guidance on the implementation of the 3rd NAPVAW

(1) On the design and implementation of capacity building initiatives on remote counselling during pandemic including developing training materials and guidance notes on how to provide remote service counselling.

(2) To the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) on the implementation of the monitoring checklist for Gender Based Violence Minimum Standards of Essential Service at the sub national levels

(3) Provide technical expertise on the application of gender responsive police services for police officers

(4) Provide technical expertise to TWG-GBV in Basedth district on the use of Referral Pathway and Mechanism for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with the MoWA Referral Guidelines and Safe and Fair Guidance “How to Develop Standard Operating Procedures Responding to Violence, including Women Migrant Workers”

(5) Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for development of Standard Operating Procedures for their helplines (consultation, counseling and referral) for woman subject to violence including women migrant workers in line with the MoWA Minimum Standards of Basic Counseling and international good practice in helpline operations and strengthening service coordination via capacity building to Foreign Affairs/Cooperation Institute

(6) Provide technical expertise on good practices in administrative data collection for VAW including women migrant workers for service providers (police, helplines, social and women’s affairs)

B. Provision of technical guidance to the design and implement strategy, including knowledge products

(1) Provide technical expertise to UN Women on EVAW programme design and implementation strategy: to provide technical guidance M&E, project assessment on the implementation of the monitoring checklists for the Gender Based Violence Minimum Standards of Essential Service

(2) Lead in developing of EVAW programme briefs, reports, training materials and communications materials on EVAW and documentation of good practices and case studies of essential services responses during pandemic/remote counselling

Expected deliverables and timelines

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

1st Deliverable: Inception report, including approaches to achieve deliverables and detailed workplan

Ä Submission of inception report, including separated detail workplan for deliverable 3,4 and 5 under key task A above.

22 Apr 2022

2nd Deliverable:

Part 1: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team to develop a guidance notes on good practice/ how to provide remote counseling

Submission of the guidance note on good practices on how to provide remote counseling

Part 2: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team to conduct a 3-days training on the application of Gender-Responsive Police Services for Women and Girls subject to Violence on police officers

Submission the concept note of the 3-day trainings and training materials including pre-test and post-test
Submission of the training detailing result against training expectation and post survey report.

26 April 2022

20 May 2022

3rd Deliverable:

Part 1: Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to conduct a 2-days training on remote counseling and a 2-day training on monitoring checklist for GBV minimum standards of essential service for GBV service providers

Submission the concept note of the 2- day training and training materials including pre-test and post-test
Submission of the training detailing result against training expectation and post survey report.

Part 2: Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to conduct a 2-days training on monitoring checklist for GBV minimum standards of essential service for GBV service providers

Submission of the concept note of the 2-day training and training materials including pre-test and post-test
Submission of the training detailing result against training expectation and post survey report.

20 May 2022

10 June 2022

4th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team to conduct a project assessment on the implementation of the monitoring checklists for the Gender Based Violence Minimum Standards of Essential Service at the sub-national level

Submission of the report of the project assessment, documentation of case studies, lessons learned, detailing the area need to be improved with recommendation, and informing EVAW programme brief to improve the project implementation.

15 June 2022

5th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for development of Standard Operating Procedures for their helplines (consultation, counseling and referral) for woman subject to violence including women migrant workers in line with the MOWA Minimum Standards of Basic Counseling and international good practice in helpline operations and strengthening coordinated service via engaging with foreign cooperation institutes

Part 1: Submission of

a concept note to development of Standard Operating Procedures for MOWA Helpline, including an easy to use checklist for operators
a draft outline of Standard Operating Procedures for MOWA Helpline

Part 2: Submission of

a two-day training concept note on violence against women, including women migrant workers for foreign affairs institute, and handouts/materials
a training report, including the analysis of pre and post test

Part 3: Submission of

Standard Operating Procedures for MoWA Helpline including an easy to use checklist for operators.
in take forms that incorporate experience of women migrant workers

6 May 2022

25 July 2022

18 August 2022

6th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise on good practices in administrative data collection for VAW including women migrant workers and case identification for service providers (police, helplines and women’s affairs)

Part 1: Submission of

a training concept note related to administrative data collection for VAW, including women migrant workers for police helpline operators
Training materials/presentation, handouts and pre and post test

Part 2: Submission of training reporting including pre-test post test results as well as recommendations for strengthening VAW administrative data

Part 3: Submission of

a training concept note on improving appropriate engagement with survivors and skills for quality response, administrative data collection for VAW, including women migrant workers for service providers
Training materials/presentation, handouts and pre and post test

Part 4: Submission of training reporting including pre-test post test results, and recommendation for further trainings

27 April 2022

31 May 2022

6 September 2022

12 October 2022

7th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to TWG-GBV in Basedth district via MOWA/PDOWA on the use of Referral Pathway and Mechanism for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with the MoWA Referral Guidelines and Safe and Fair Guidance “How to Develop Standard Operating Procedures Responding to Violence, including Women Migrant Workers

Part 1: Submission of technical recommendations related to the use of SOP (developed via support of SAF UN Women in partnership with CARE Transborder Migration project) for TWG-GBV in Basedth

Part 2: Submission of technical report, including observation related to the use of the SOP, lessons learnt, and challenges

22 April 2022

6 September 2022

Supervision

The consultant will work in close collaboration with the UN Women Cambodia programme team, primarily the EVAW team, under the direct supervision of Deputy Regional Director ai, UN Women Asia and the Pacific A work station will be provided to the consultant to ensure effective consultation and support. The Consultant will bring her/his own personal computer to conduct this assignment.

Competencies

Competencies

Core Values:

Respect for Diversity
Integrity
Professionalism

Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Accountability
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example

Functional Competencies: (below are examples to be adjusted to each assignment)

Excellent analytical skills
Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
Strong networking skills
Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work in a highly pressured environment

Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

Education:

Master’s degree in gender, development studies, international relations, or other related discipline

Experience:

• Minimum 5 years professional experience in addressing gender, policy, and development and in EVAW programme planning and implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and resource mobilization, preferably from the UN System or an international organization.

• Proven good knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights, and related instrument such as CEDAW, SCR 1325 etc., and international good practices in policy and legislative frameworks and institutional mechanisms concerning ending violence against women

• Professional experience working in women’s human rights and/or development in Asia and Pacific, preferably in Cambodia, in particular on ending violence against women would be a strong asset.

• Experience in liaising and coordinating with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations.

Language requirement:

• Fluency in English.