International Consultant – Development of online GBV Case management curriculum and trainings
Application deadline 30 days ago: Saturday 30 Oct 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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COPE OF WORK AND SPECIFIC TASKS
Violence against women and girls is the most prevalent form of rights violations and abuse globally; it is estimated that 1 in 3 women experience violence during their lifetime. Women and girls in Afghanistan face many protection risks and experience different forms of violence, including sexual violence. VAWG is exacerbated by periods of conflict, COVID19 pandemic and other emergencies, which erode the protective environment for women and girls. VAWG service seeking is mainly influenced by the accessibility of services and by the involvement of community mechanisms, which often hinder access to and consume time before reaching the desired benefits. Community attitudes towards survivors are largely negative; survivors face blame, discrimination and isolation. In light of these factors, VAWG survivors’ psychosocial well-being is gravely affected. Appropriate psychosocial interventions are crucial to promote the well-being of survivors and prevent more severe conditions.
Local and international NGOs that provide GBV/VAWG services in Afghanistan face challenges in identifying a unified Case management system that can respond to the survivors' needs. To address this gap, UN Women and the GBV Sub-Cluster will build the capacity of frontline staff to provide quality, culturally appropriate and survivor-centred VAWG/GBV case management services in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, like in all ongoing protracted humanitarian crises, many factors can exacerbate the risks of experiencing GBV/VAWG. These include—but are not limited to—increased militarization, lack of community and State protections, displacement, scarcity of essential resources, disruption of community services, changes in cultural and gender norms, disrupted relationships and weakened infrastructure.
Thriving through a nexus of uncertainties to reaching a proper context that can be adequate for the nation development that allows rebuilding the social fabrics and maintain accessibility to essential service for survivors of violence; there is growing recognition that affected populations experience various forms of GBV/VAWG during crisis and displacement and during and following return. Intimate partner violence is increasingly recognized as a critical concern during conflicts, natural disasters, and post-conflict situations, which is at the top priority for humanitarian and developmental actors in Afghanistan. Other forms of violence particular to adolescent girls have also emerged as especially necessary to address.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is to create and pilot a customized inter-agency case management training package for Afghanistan, based on the available Inter-Agency GBV Case Management Guidelines (2017) and margining with the Afghan best practices that have been applied by the GBV/EVAW actors. The tailoring process, which will be inclusive of all actors in the humanitarian and developmental spaces, will lead to the development of the training curriculum for Trainers to lead the change in the Case management is the country. Due to the challenging context, online modalities will have to be considered for the development of the curriculum and training package.
The leadership of GBV Sub-Cluster Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) members in Afghanistan will ensure the training package will meet the humanitarian needs, in addition to its applicability in development contexts.
Key tasks: Design the training curriculum with consultation of GBV/EVAW actors in Afghanistan.
- Conduct online consultations with GBV/EVAW actors across the peace, development and humanitarian nexus (review of existing practices, trainings and recommendations)
- Develop training materials for a 5-day online training on GBV Case management (Training of Trainers (ToT)). Ensure training is adapted and appropriate for the country context and online modalities (including translation into local languages), and share adapted training materials for future use by selected staff trainers.
- Conduct a 5-day online Training on GBV Case Management (MAX 25 Participants).
- Conduct a 2-day online Facilitator and Supervisor Training session for a smaller number of selected staff after the initial 5-day training (12 Trainers MAX).
- Develop and implement a 3-month Online monitoring plan based on the capacity support needed for each trainer.
Deliverables and timeframe:
Target Date (tentative)
Estimated number of days
1) Conduct online consultations with GBV/EVAW actors across the peace, development and humanitarian nexus
1.1 Questionnaire for key informant GBV/EVAW actors about their suggested additions or subtractions from the available international training materials.
Deliverable 1.1 – 5 November 2021
1.2 – List of stakeholders consulted and brief notes/highlights
Deliverable 1.2 – 20 November 2021
2. Develop Afghanistan GBV case-management online training curriculum and training agenda
2.1 – First draft of Afghanistan GBV case-management online training curriculum (including handouts for participants) and training agenda
Deliverable 2.1 – 10 December 2021
2.2 – Second draft of Afghanistan GBV case-management online training curriculum (including handouts for participants) and training agenda
Deliverable 2.2 – 20 December 2021
2.3 Presentation of the draft to GBV Sub Cluster for endorsement (PowerPoint presentation and presentation)
Deliverable 2.3 – 26 December 2021
2.4 Final draft of Afghanistan GBV online case-management training curriculum (including handouts for participants) and training agenda, approved by GBV Sub-Cluster
Deliverable 2.4 – 31 December 2021
3. Conduct a 5-day online Training on GBV Case Management (in-person if possible)
3.1 – Documentation of 5-day online training and training report
Deliverable 3.1 – 31 January 2022
4. Conduct a 2-day Facilitator and Supervisor online Training session for a smaller number of selected staff after the initial 5-day training
4.1 –Development of the selection criteria of Trainers and selected trainers for the second ToT workshop.
Deliverable 4.1 – 10 February 2022
4.1 – Documentation of 2-day online training and training report
Deliverable 4.2 – 28 February 2022
5. Develop and implement a 3-month online monitoring plan based on the capacity support needed for each trainer.
5.1 – 3 month monitoring plan for trainers and final report
Deliverable 5.1 – 30 May 2022
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Substantive knowledge and experience related to current policies and practices in the fields of gender equality, protection, preparedness and humanitarian action, resilience and women, peace and security
- Strong knowledge of the country
- Skills in IM tools and visual representation of data analysis
- Excellent networking skills
- Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy research
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings
- Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results-based management and reporting
Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
Required Skills and Experience
- Preparation of training material, adapted from the standard module Inter-Agency GBV Case Management training materials, and submission to GBV SC for approval.
- Conduct 5-day GBV case management training and
- 2-day Supervisor training ensuring participants are equipped to provide GBV case management services and supervise the quality implementation of case management activities.
- Provide relevant training content and handouts to participants
The contractor will work under overall guidance of strategic advisory group of the GBV sub- cluster, all recruitment and payments and deliverables will be managed directly by the EVAW program Manager at UN Women, who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.
- Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology or social science field
- At least 5 years of professional experience providing GBV case management
- Proven relevant experience in developing training curriculums, modules, and materials on VAWG/GBV case management and referral pathways in humanitarian settings
- Good understanding of the issues of VAWG/GBV in Afghanistan and the system of case management and psychosocial support and referral system relevant to the local context
- Experience providing direct services to GBV survivors preferred
Submission of application
The Submission package includes:
- Updated CV
- Cover Letter
- Personal History Form (P11 which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs)
- Financial proposal: daily fee should be indicated. All the travels costs will be covered by UN Women according to UN Women’s rules and regulation and should not be included in the financial proposal.
All requested documents of the submission package (CV, Cover Letter, P11 and financial proposal) should be combined in one document and uploaded when asked to upload the CV/resume. Incomplete submission may not be considered.