NATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR REVISION/CONTEXTUALIZATION OF SOPs FOR PREVENTION AND RESPONSE TO GBV IN EMERGENCIES
Purpose of consultancy:
Emergency situations increases the vulnerability of women, girls, and boys to sexual and other forms of gender-based violence due to disruption of law and order as well as natural breakdown of social protection systems.
UNFPA seeks to prevent gender-based violence by increasing mutisectoral capacity and by using a continuum approach in development and humanitarian settings. UNFPA plays a prominent inter-agency role in leading the gender-based violence area of responsibility under the Global Protection Cluster.
In terms of providing leadership, UNFPA Pakistan has taken co-leadership role in setting up the gender Humanitarian Task Force in Islamabad, GBV Sub-Cluster for KP-FATA and GBV Working Group in Sindh. In 2016, upstream policy work with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was started to ensure integration of GBV IASC Guidelines and UNFPA’s Minimum Standards in the country’s DRR policies and programmes.
UNFPA CO works with national and provincial institutions to strengthen national systems in GBV related policy, administrative protocols, and SOPs development, to ensure that internationally agreed standards and principles of survivor-centred care are incorporated in the practices of service providers from relevant sectors.
With this focus CO sees Joint Program for Essential Service Package as an opportunity to foster linkages across the continuum of development actors and emergency responders in the field of GBV. The synergies across standards/protocols for both settings would help build over time, sustainable human capacity within government institutions which is critical to respond to GBV in development and in times of crises in a country like Pakistan. This will also enable the country to move towards achieving longer-term development and resilience gains (underpinned by a sustainable communications and advocacy strategy).
In view of prevalence of GBV in the pre-emergency social settings over the years, there has been more recognition of the greater possibility and threat of GBV occurring in humanitarian settings. Responding to GBV requires coordination among all stakeholders to respond to the needs of the survivors or to put in place the prevention mechanisms both in development and humanitarian settings. UNFPA provided technical support to NDMA for initiating the process of drafting SoPs for prevention and response to GBV (emergencies) in 2016. NDMA has shown its commitment to take this process one step forward and to facilitate the steps towards contextualization of SoPs and to provide policy guidance for providing protection and support to victims of violence in humanitarian crisis. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will facilitate joint actions by all actors to prevent and respond to GBV. Further to SoPs, NDAM will also be initiating the process of development of interagency protocols to ensure smooth coordination and communication actions.
With this context, the UNFPA Country Office Pakistan is seeking the services of National Consultant to work closely with the international consultant to be hired to steer the strategic direction of the SOPs for NDMA and its provincial counterparts to revise and contextualize SOPs for the prevention and response to GBV in emergencies.
Scope of Work:
Overall Objectives of the Assignment
In collaboration with the International consultant leading revision and contextualization of SOPs for prevention and response to GBV in emergencies facilitate technical support to NDMA in the development of interagency GBV coordination mechanism and the establishment of GBV advisory group at National Level.
- Support the desk review of the national efforts since 2010 floods from the platform of GBV sub cluster with regards to GBV SOPs in emergencies.
- Review with the international consultant local, regional and global documents if any for GBV SOPs in emergencies and incorporate best practices and interventions.
- Plan with international expert, conduct and document consultative meetings in provinces to seek inputs for SOPs revision and contextualization process.
- Support in revising GBV SoPs in close coordination with international consultant, NDMA GCC and provincial PDMA focal points.
- Support GCC-NDMA with technical assistance in the field of gender and GBV in emergencies, including roll out of guideline and SOPs.
- Plan with international expert consultant and conduct GBV mainstreaming training for GCC-NDMA lead Gender Task Force (GTF) and establish work plan for supporting mainstreaming activities for GTF.
- Support capacity building of FDMA, KP PDMA and Baluchistan PDMA in crafting an action plan to strengthen gender and GBV mainstreaming.
Duration and working schedule: 3 months starting from end of June 2018
Places where services are to be delivered: Islamabad and provinces.
Delivery dates and how work will be delivered: The consultant will prepare a monthly report against the deliverables along with all the materials produced
Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:
The consultant will submit briefs and regular updates to senior management against the work plan deliverables.
Supervisory arrangements: The National Consultant will report to the International Humanitarian Coordinator and will maintain close coordination with the International Consultant.
Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Women/Gender studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and/or related Social Science fields and relevant experience in the field of Gender mainstreaming. University degree will be an advantage.
Knowledge and Experience
● Demonstrated minimum 7 years of program management of Gender and/or GBV related programmes.
● Familiarity with standards and guidelines for gender mainstreaming, including prevention and response mechanisms to address GBV.
● Experience in training, facilitation, capacity building, strategy development, etc.
● Experience with development of knowledge management, guidelines or policy documents.
● Familiarity with international humanitarian or development programming, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
● Familiarity/knowledge about working with government will be added asset.
● Willingness to engage in local travels visiting Provinces in Pakistan, as required
● Good English oral and written skills.
● Be able to listen actively and respond effectively