Finalization of sectorial protocols and development of an inter-sectoral protocol on service provision to women victims/survivors of violence, within the framework of the project “Creation of inter-sectoral assistance mechanisms for women victims of violence in Greater Tunis” (National Board on Family and Population (ONFP)/Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood (MFFE)/UN Women).
Context and justification:
According to the National Survey on Violence against Women (ONFP, 2010), gender-based violence in Tunisia affects 47.6% of women aged between 18 and 64.
Although Tunisia adopted in 2008 a National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women (VAW) and despite the fact that this issue has been considered a priority by the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood (MFFE), services providing assistance to women victims of violence are lacking, knowledge by different service providers on gender-based violence (GBV) is still very limited and coordination between services remains poor and ineffective. Indeed, the number of trainings offered to service providers is not sufficient; psychological support is mainly focused on “listening” to victims; service provision for GBV victims as well as case follow-up are deficient.
Furthermore, evaluations conducted over the last years strongly underlined the importance of supporting ONFP representatives and regional authorities in their endeavor toward the development of a network for assisting women.
These evaluations all stressed the need to enhance access to quality information on available facilities to assist women victims of violence as well as networking efforts in order to standardize reception procedures and ensure confidentiality and better identification of cases.
This consultancy is framed within the project “Creation of inter-sectoral assistance mechanisms for women victims of violence in Greater Tunis”, launched in November 2014 in partnership with MFFE and ONFP. During the previous phase of the project, sectoral protocols for assistance provision to women victims of violence in the different sectors concerned (health, security, social affairs, justice, family protection) were elaborated in Arabic by a national consultant. This work was supported and coordinated through a network of focal points within all the ministries involved. Moreover, a number of tools for inter-sectoral service provision was created and tested within the Ben Arous district.
On this basis, UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood and the National Board on Family and Population, wishes to call for an international consultant to finalize sectoral protocols and to develop an inter-sectoral protocol for service provision to women victims/survivors of violence.
This consultancy intends to contribute to the achievement of the project’s overall objective aiming at ensuring an effective and coordinated inter-sectoral response for women victims of violence in the Greater Tunis area, through the creation of coordination mechanisms across different sectors in the field of service provision to women victims of violence.
National Survey on Violence against Women (ONFP, 2010), cooperation project on « Gender Equity and Prevention of VAW in Tunisia », ONFP/Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development (AECID), 2010.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and expected results:
At the end of the thirty (30) effective days of work, it is expected that:
Main tasks and activities of the Consultant:
To carry out two (2) international missions to Tunisia in order to:
UN Women/ONFP/MFFE Obligations:
ONFP/MFFE will provide assistance and support to the international consultant, in close collaboration with the project Technical Committee, in order to ensure the successful outcome of his/her mission. They will timely provide all the documents and information he/she will request.
UN Women will cover the fees and daily per diem costs (during his/her mission to Tunisia) related to the consultation in line with the United Nations established rates. Transportation costs from and back to the consultant’s country of residence and within Tunisia, in economic class, will be reimbursed upon submission supporting travel documents.
Core values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
The application must include:
A Technical Offer including:
A Financial offer including:
The interested candidate is invited to send his/her application to the UN Women Tunisia Country Office with reference number 004 by 31 March 2016 to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment will be in US$ according to the following modalities:
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