National Consultant/Trainer on DV for General Education Institutions

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Background

Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of gender-based violence and harmful practices, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, son preference and the undervaluing of daughters, or other manifestations of abuse. In fact, for women and girls aged 16-44, gender-based violence is a major cause of death and disability . Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime. Violence against women persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality. Such violence is unacceptable, whether perpetrated by the State and its agents or by family members or strangers, in the public or private sphere, in peacetime or in times of conflict.

UN Women, with the generous support by the European Union supports the Government of Georgia to meet its obligations undertaken on the international, regional and local levels, inter alia in terms of eliminating violence against women and girls (EVAWG) and in particular domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence. Alongside with the government and development partners, UN Women is working towards addressing gender inequality in a coherent and comprehensive manner, covering a wide range of issues, including prevention and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG).

UN Women has been supporting national partners to end violence against women and girls and domestic violence (VAWG/DV) since 2010. Throughout the past decade, technical assistance has been provided to the Government of Georgia to align national legislation and policies with the relevant international legal frameworks and standards. In 2017, Georgia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) and adopted a milestone legal framework aimed at harmonizing the domestic legislation with the requirements under the Istanbul Convention. As a result of the legislative reform, the scope of DV-related legislation, which was previously gender-neutral, has now been expanded to also apply to other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) against women. To increase the disclosure rate of VAW/DV incidents, the new legislation extended the group of individuals authorized to report domestic violence cases. Specifically, exceptional circumstances have been determined for professionals with statutory confidentiality obligations (doctors, teachers, lawyers) that permit them to disclose information in the event of a risk of repeated violence.

Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of gender-based violence and harmful practices, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, son preference and the undervaluing of daughters, or other manifestations of abuse. In fact, for women and girls aged 16-44, gender-based violence is a major cause of death and disability . Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime. Violence against women persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality. Such violence is unacceptable, whether perpetrated by the State and its agents or by family members or strangers, in the public or private sphere, in peacetime or in times of conflict.

UN Women, with the generous support by the European Union supports the Government of Georgia to meet its obligations undertaken on the international, regional and local levels, inter alia in terms of eliminating violence against women and girls (EVAWG) and in particular domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence. Alongside with the government and development partners, UN Women is working towards addressing gender inequality in a coherent and comprehensive manner, covering a wide range of issues, including prevention and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG).

UN Women has been supporting national partners to end violence against women and girls and domestic violence (VAWG/DV) since 2010. Throughout the past decade, technical assistance has been provided to the Government of Georgia to align national legislation and policies with the relevant international legal frameworks and standards. In 2017, Georgia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) and adopted a milestone legal framework aimed at harmonizing the domestic legislation with the requirements under the Istanbul Convention. As a result of the legislative reform, the scope of DV-related legislation, which was previously gender-neutral, has now been expanded to also apply to other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) against women. To increase the disclosure rate of VAW/DV incidents, the new legislation extended the group of individuals authorized to report domestic violence cases. Specifically, exceptional circumstances have been determined for professionals with statutory confidentiality obligations (doctors, teachers, lawyers) that permit them to disclose information in the event of a risk of repeated violence.

The 2016 and 2017 amendments to the legislation related to DV reporting require school personnel to report suspected violence against children. Since then, even though still low, teacher reporting of violence against children has been on the rise, according to data from the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions (OROEI). Despite the increase in reporting, the data also show that many schools have never reported an incident of violence, indicating that there is a problem of underreporting. Since teachers are the public sector actors that work most closely with children and are often aware of the children’s situations at home, it is critical that they report suspected violence to the relevant authorities.

The UN Women study Teacher Reporting of Violence against Women and Children conducted in 2019 suggests that there are barriers to reporting beyond the scope of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS) mandate which require inter-agency cooperation. The qualitative data of the report suggests that even though teachers know they need to report incidents of VAWG/DV, they do not necessarily understand the mechanisms for doing so. It is therefore necessary to use the findings of the study to design tailored training that enhances the ability of teachers and other education system stakeholders to report cases of violence against women and girls.

The study also showed that teachers are often hesitant to report based only on their suspicion when they do not have direct evidence of violence. They are concerned that they may inadvertently make a false report. Some fear legal repercussions as a result of reporting an unconfirmed suspicion of domestic violence. Hence, it is recommended that the training explains what constitutes a well-grounded suspicion based on which teachers are obliged to report, irrespective of direct evidence. Further, teachers should be informed that even if they cannot prove that violence has taken place, they will not be punished if they act in line with the rules and regulations. The data indicate that teacher self-efficacy is strongly and positively associated with reporting behavior. Therefore, training should be focused on not only familiarity with the procedures but also encouraging the development of self-efficacy in reporting by simulating such scenarios.

UN Women’s EU supported action Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Georgia (EVAWGG) in close cooperation with TPDC and OROEI supported MoESCS to develop a training manual for teachers, principals and school resource officers covering all relevant aspects of violence against women and domestic violence and pertinent reporting obligations; and conducted training to selected groups of teachers, principals and school resource officers on domestic violence.

Due to high importance of the topics and interest from the participant’s side, Office of Resource officers of Education Institution (OROEI) requested UN Women to conduct additional ToT for the selected group of future trainers/resource officers.

For this purpose, UN Women seeks to recruit a National Consultant/trainer who will conduct training of trainers (ToT) for them.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:

  • To review the pre-developed training module;
  • To conduct a training of trainers (ToTs) for relevant school personnel;

Deliverables:

Deliverables should be supported by timesheet and progress report:

  • ToT conducted for the trainers of the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions on DV by December 10, 2022 (3 working days)
  • A report summarizing the process with a breakdown of training participants by sex, occupation and region submitted to UN Women by December 15, 2022 (2 working day)

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, presentation/public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and communicational skills
  • IT literacy

Core Values****:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree (at least Masters) in Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, or relevant field

Experience and competencies:

  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the area of gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia
  • At least 3 years of experience in capacity development of school personnel around gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence issues
  • At least 3 years of experience in delivering trainings on DV related or gender equality related issues

Language Requirements****:

  • Fluency in Georgian and English

Evaluation Procedure

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation. The candidates must possess minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation.

The candidate must possess the following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, or relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience in capacity development of school personnel around gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence issues

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, or relevant field (max 80 points)
  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the area of gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia (max 70 points)
  • At least 3 years of experience in capacity development of school personnel around gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence issues (max 90 points)
  • At least 3 years of experience in delivering trainings on DV related or gender equality related issues (max 90 points)
  • Proficiency in Georgian and English (20 points)

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation;

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of the UN Women relevant Project Analyst and Programme Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Georgia Deputy Country Representative.

Financial arrangements****:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

• Deliverable 1, 2, 3 (5 working days) – 100%

Application submission package:

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes****:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications, we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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