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.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a clear barrier to sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that drive the 2030 development agenda have identified the reduction of VAWG as a global development priority, as a catalytic factor for achieving the SDGs and as key to achieving peace, ensuring economic productivity, securing rights, promoting justice and fostering social cohesion (goals 5 and 16).
In consultation with UN Women and other donor partners, CARICOM decided to undertake comprehensive studies of VAWG in the Caribbean because, despite the indicative statistics, no Member State has generated regular and comprehensive national data on the prevalence, nature and response to GBV (including sexual violence). By establishing the prevalence of VAWG and examining its causes and consequences, the surveys make important additions to the information available to the region and to efforts to end VAWG.
The United Nations supported CARICOM statistical experts’ and governments’ review of various models of assessing the prevalence of gender-based violence. The experts and governments agreed to pilot and adopt a CARICOM Model on National Prevalence Surveys on Gender-based Violence. The CARICOM Model was based on the original WHO global model for assessing the prevalence of intimate partner violence (with a specific focus on women as the most affected group). It was agreed that once adopted, countries should implement the CARICOM Model at a minimum of once every ten years.
To pilot the model in the region, a partnership was developed among some pilot country governments, UN Women, UNDP, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank. Jamaica was selected to be the first nationally-led Prevalence Study on GBV in CARICOM. Pilot surveys were subsequently fielded in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana and Suriname.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
The Consultant is expected to develop data visualisation tools which tell the story behind the survey data, that is making the data understandable. These tools will illustrate information on the prevalence of the different forms of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence in the 5 pilot countries; and also, the main factors, consequences, and barriers to accessing services. These interactive elements must be compatible with the UN Women MCO-Caribbean website.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
The consultant can work from their country for the full duration of the assignment and will be expected to produce the following deliverables:
2. Other (Timeframe 25 days):
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with direct reporting to UN Women Programme Specialist for Economic Empowerment and Statistics.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
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Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should meet the following criteria:
Required skills and experience:
Hardware, Software and Communication:
Location and Duration:
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|Closing date:||January 18, 2020|