Purpose of consultancy:
In times of crisis, pregnancy-related deaths, reproductive health morbidities and incidents of gender-based violence (GBV), can become particularly acute. Reproductive health services - including prenatal care, assisted delivery, and emergency obstetric care - often become unavailable. Women, men and adolescents face psychosocial trauma and loss of livelihoods that require attention for a smooth transition to development, peace and security. Against this backdrop, UNFPA acts quickly to protect the reproductive health of communities in crisis and address GBV, including sexual violence, by supporting partners to ensure prevention measures are in place and multi-sectorial services available.
Various actors, including UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs and local authorities are involved in GBV prevention and response in Pakistan, including risk mitigation measures and prevention of any harmful act against a person will in the context of humanitarian response. Despite the efforts, however, there are persistent gaps in terms of access to services and information on referral system. There is also limited information regards the existent services and gaps in resources, which could inform priority areas for programming and opportunities to mainstream guidances for survivor centered support. The referral system connects women, girls and other at risk groups to appropriate multi-sector GBV prevention and response services. Moreover, information regards available multi-sectorial services, may also facilitate timely and life saving access by survivors of GBV.
At national and provincial levels Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls Alliance (EVAW-G Alliance) also functions with national civil society while a Gender Humanitarian Task Force (GHTFs) looks at application of gender equality and mainstreaming, and GBV Sub Cluster looks and risk mitigation measures and supporting referral services. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), through its Gender and Child Cell (GCC) is instrumental in rolling out framework and mandate of protection of vulnerable groups.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of GBV incidents go unreported. Moreover, in addition to limited awareness of available services, in humanitarian settings, it services are interrupted, limited in scope and quality or unavailable. For a prompt response to emergencies, humanitarian partners require immediate information of pre-existing services which can be quickly re-assessed during emergency settings, to ensure continuation of services.
The broad purpose of this Terms of Reference is to provide the requisite dedicated technical capacity to support the inter agency/national effort in to undertake the following:
1. Mapping and assessment of multi-sectoral services, including prevention and response services for GBV survivors at the federal and provincial levels;
2. Development of a comprehensive multi-sectoral service directory which may be used by partners;
3. Provide concrete analysis of gaps and opportunities on services covered by the assessment so it can be aligned with standard operating procedures and minimum standards which focus on GBV issues both in humanitarian and developmental sectors.
Study Sites: The mapping and assessment will be conducted for two (2) selected provinces and 4 priority districts respectively.
Main areas/ scope of the assessment:The referral assessment entails a detailed account of the: type of services available and timings, fees if applicable, location, human resources and service providers on duty, technical considerations, financial and material resources at the disposal of the service delivery point, and any special considerations for access to services by target population groups as defined with UNFPA and partners . The mapping and assessment will consider both public and private referral services from current key government run services and facilities, those of NGOs (Local and/or International) or CBOs or CSOs, charity institutions, other non-governmental bodies and initiatives.
Scope of work:
(Description of services, activities, or outputs)
1. Identify and review key documents on the subject (including information/documents/guidelines and existent frameworks from both UNFPA and external partners), to develop and revise the framework of analysis and include detailed overview of limitations.
2. Identify specific country/regional experiences mapping and assessing referral systems,, including existent directories/mapping of services.
3. Compile information on the various services based on existing mappings, and operating procedures/guidance applicable.
4. Develop methodology for collection, collation and analysis of data on protection and basic services available for GBV survivors in public and private sectors including facilities operated by NGO/Civil society. The consultant will also include analysis applied for access to services by refugee and internally displaced populations, inclusive of other vulnerable population groups.
5. Develop standardized tools for collection and analysis of data.
6. Conduct Mapping of available protection services including Shelter homes, Medical (including clinical management of rape), Legal aid facilities, psychological and counselling services and help-lines (both for survivors and perpetrators) in all provinces and ICT with help of different working groups and sub-clusters. The existing service mapping document will be used as baseline document.
7. Assess capacity and quality of the services and the service providers in the provision of respond and address the GBV cases.
8. Assessment of Medical, Legal, Psychosocial, counselling, shelter homes and other services accessibility to the GBV survivors.
9. Submit a final report on mapping services, assessments, findings and recommendations.
10. Suggest recommendations based on the gaps identified during the assessment
11. Making use of the initiatives mapped, assess the programme initiatives and provide recommendations that can be used as inputs for future planning.
12. Develop one PPP presentation for UNFPA and partners based on findings and analysis of exercise.
13. Analyse findings and results accounting for the capacity of the institutions and service provision points to identify and map potential partners for UNFPA to develop future programmes.
14. The final findings report should capture the mapping of services, capture and assess capacities and resources of feral service points, and provide recommendations that can be used for future programme planning.
15. Develop a 2 page summary document to be used internally and externally with partners.
16. Final submission of documents should be designed and edited, ready for electronic dissemination and including graphics.
1. Consultancy inception proposal (detailed work plan, methodology, timeline)
2. Tools for the assessment (revised and improved existing tools)
3. Service/Referral mapping for selected Provinces and priority districts (as a hard copy text and electronic database). This entails multi-sectorial provision of services, including but not limited to, Shelter homes, Medical (including clinical management of rape and sexually transmitted infections, in line with Government protocols), Legal aid facilities, psychological and counseling services, and helplines (both for survivors and perpetrators)
4. Capacity assessment report of referral services in select Provinces and priority districts, including key analysis and recommendations
5. Designed studies/graphic mapping products and report
Duration and working schedule:
1st October to 30th November 2016 is the period for implementation.
Based on completion of work which is certified as satisfactory by UNFPA.
Place where services are to be delivered:
Home Based (with regular in person meetings in Islamabad and travel to selected Provinces, and priority districts)
Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:
UNFPA Programme Specialist/GBV will guide and assess the quality of deliverables providing clearance to detailed work plan and timeline.
Consultant will report progress to UNFPA through submission of drafts.
Final report will be cleared by UNFPA based on satisfactory quality and timely completion.
The consultant will work under direct supervision of Programme Specialist/GBV (UNFPA), and under the overall oversight of Pogramme Specialist for Humanitarian Affairs (UNFPA).
Local travel in country is expected to selected Provinces and districts
Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:
Qualifications and experience
A post-graduate degree (PhD) in the Social Sciences, (Women/Gender Studies, Social and/or Public Policy, Sociology, Demography, and/or related Social Science fields).
Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in development work, in particular gender mainstreaming, womens economic and social empowerment, GBV and policy related work
Familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques
Demonstrable experience in research
Proven experience working with referral mechanisms (health, legal, safety and protection, psychosocial, or other)
Knowledge of the UN system would be an advantage.
Demonstrable writing and presentation skills.
Fluency in English is required.
Inputs / services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g support services, office space, equipment), if applicable:
Other relevant information or special conditions, if any:
Three payments will be made throughout the consultancy based upon the receipt of high quality outputs certified by UNFPA.
The first payment of 33% of the total amount for the consultancy will be paid upon receipt and agreement of the detailed outline, timeline and workplan (consultancy inception report).
The second payment of 27% will be paid upon receipt and agreement of first draft of mapping and assessment report.
The final 40% will be paid upon receipt and agreement upon the final product which entails both mapping and capacity assessment report, upon satisfactory appreciation by UNFPA.
The documents will be written in English.