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Job Identification                          5124

Locations                                       Yangoon, Myanmar

Posting Date                                  08/05/2022, 02:11 PM

Apply Before                                08/19/2022, 05:00 PM

Job Schedule                                  Full time

Vacancy Type                                Individual Consultancy

Rotational/Non-Rotational           Non-Rotational

Contract Duration                         11 months

Education & Work Experience     Master's Degree - 2 year(s) experience

                                                      OR Bachelor's Degree - 4 year(s) experience

Other Criteria                                working experiences in programing and/or training on gender

                                                      and gender-based violence prevention and response

Required Languages                     English

Vacancy Timeline                         2 Weeks

Job Category                                Gender Equality & Human Rights

Job Description

NOTE: This consultancy vacancy is open only for Nationals of Myanmar.

Purpose of consultancy 

The purpose of the consultancy is to support UNFPA Myanmar’s GBV prevention and response capacity building interventions in the targeted states.
Background/Context:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2022-2025) focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA Myanmar programme is being operated under the Country Programme Document (CPD) for 2018-2022, one of which is “strengthened capacities to formulate and implement multi-sectoral rights-based policies and interventions that prevent and mitigate the impact of gender-based violence, especially among the marginalized, the vulnerable and young people”.

UNFPA has launched the second phase of the “Women and Girls First” Programme (2019-2022), which is a large multi-year, multi-donor initiative, that provides knowledge and technical leadership in partnership with civil society organizations and a wide range of national stakeholders to advance: gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).

In this context, UNFPA is looking for a national consultant, who has strong technical expertise on gender and GBV, to support capacity building of UNFPA partners in the areas of GBV prevention and response.

Scope of work 

  • The national consultant will be responsible for planning and organizing a range of capacity building interventions targeting UNFPA implementing partners as well as GBV working group members to ensure quality and effective GBV programme implementation and coordination.

Specific responsibilities/tasks:

  • Conduct capacity building needs assessment with UNFPA partners and GBV WG members
  • Develop capacity building plan for respective partner/GBV WG based on the needs assessment
  • Conduct capacity building training/workshops for GBV prevention and response, including, but not limited to, gender and GBV basic concepts, guiding principles, GBV case management, psychosocial support, psychological first aid, community mobilization and engagement, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, GBV referral pathways, GBV mainstreaming, etc.
  • Provide technical support as needed to implementing partners to undertake case management, referral, and psychosocial interventions for GBV survivors and contribute to strengthening GBV prevention programme.
  • Support conducting scoping exercise and implementation of GBV prevention programme with UNFPA partners and GBV WG members
  • Perform other duties as assigned by UNFPA.

Supervisory Arrangement

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Gender Equality/GBV Programme Specialist in Yangon, and coordinate closely with technical specialists and programme officers based in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and field offices. The consultant will prepare monthly work plan to be approved by his/her supervisor and submit a monthly progress report by the first week of each month for the previous month.

Duration and working schedule 

The consultant is expected to work full-time for a period of eleven months from September 2022 to July 2023.The consultant will be based in UNFPA Yangon office, with field mission to UNFPA programme states, including Rakhine, Kachin, Shan, Kayin, Mon and Kayah states depending on the COVID-19 and security situation.  

Monitoring and Progress Control

The consultant will be in regular communication with his/her supervisor and submit monthly progress reports. After conducting each capacity building training/workshop, the consultant is expected to produce training/workshop reports with key discussion points, observations, suggestions and follow-up actions.

Required qualification and experiences

Education:

Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, anthropology, law, sociology, international relations or other related field, or -Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, gender studies, anthropology, law, sociology, international relations or other related field with additional 2 years of relevant professional experience

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of working experiences in programing and/or training on gender and gender-based violence prevention and response for those with advanced university degree  Minimum of 4 years of working experience in programing and/or training on gender and gender-based violence prevention and response for those with Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience and capacity in development and delivery of GBV training components to different partners/organizations, including NGOs/CSOs and community-level participants
  • Field experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or GBV issues in emergency and post conflict contexts
  • Excellent understanding of Myanmar’s socio-cultural issues, legal provisions, and systems of administration.
  • Experience in application of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” approach programming
  • Demonstrable writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer literacy (Windows environment, MS office application, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and internet skills)

Languages:

Fluency in reading and writing in Myanmar and English is required.

Payment Schedule

Monthly basis at the end of each month upon submission of Certification of payment (COP), monthly report and a tracking sheet.

HOW TO APPLY:

There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. To apply for the post, please click on the following link: This link is for external applicants. https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/C...