Appel à candidature : Recrutement d’un(e) Consultant(e) en violence basée sur le genre (VBG) et en inclusion des personnes handicapées, Etats-Unis.
The purpose of the International Consultancy on Gender based Violence (GBV) and Disability Inclusion is to support UNFPA APRO in strengthening disability inclusive GBV programming at regional and country level.
Scope of work:
Women with disabilities account for almost one-fifth of women worldwide. Many girls and women with disabilities living in poverty are subjected to “triple discrimination” due to their gender, social and economic status, and their disability. A study carried out by UNFPA in 2018, found that persons with disabilities are up to three times more likely to experience physical, sexual, and emotional violence and women with disabilities are up to 10 times more likely to experience sexual violence. For women with disabilities, GBV is often compounded by disability-based discrimination. In addition, support services for women experiencing violence tend not to be accessible to women and girls with disabilities or prove inadequate to respond to the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities. Crisis situations disproportionately affect girls and young women with disabilities. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the risks for exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) among women and girls with disabilities increases due to social isolation, disrupted routines and if caregivers can’t reach them.
UNFPA has taken several steps already to strengthen disability inclusion in GBV programming at both global and regional levels. Most notably, UNFPA’s Disability Inclusion Strategy 2022-2025 provides a “whole-of-institution” framework for the agency to meet UNDIS commitments and advance the rights of persons with disabilities through its work globally.
In line with this strategy, UNFPA has undertaken a range of global initiatives relating to disability inclusion, such as the We Decide programme, which among other goals seeks to strengthen disability inclusion in sexual and reproductive health and rights and efforts to end gender-based violence.
– Provide technical support, coaching and mentoring to COs on disability inclusive GBV programming, including through the review of documents and resources and quarterly check-in calls;
– Develop a methodology and participatory action research tools to improve access and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities and their caregivers programme activities;
– Testing the tools in identified countries;
– Review kNOwVAWData disability course to incorporate APRO tools and lessons learned
– Support the development of a regional brief on violence experienced by women with disabilities based on regional VAW prevalence survey analysis.
– At least 2 webinars on new resources and tools on GBV and Disability Inclusion
– Final presentation to APRO on achievements, challenges and recommendations for future strategies and interventions to ensure disability inclusive GBV programming
Duration and working schedule:
The total duration of the consultancy will be 45 working days between 1 March – 31 December 2023. The selected consultant will develop an agreed monthly work plan in consultation with the UNFPA APRO team.
Expected travel on mission:
Travels to the Regional Office (APRO) and/or UNFPA Country Offices or other venues are expected, with exact dates and duration to be determined based on the need at the time of deployment.
Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree with specialization in areas such as clinical psychology, clinical social work, and Public Health.
Knowledge and Experience:
● At least ten years of specialized experience in programming to support disability inclusion.
● Demonstrated knowledge of global and regional guidelines on disability inclusion, sexual reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence.
● Experience in programming to promote gender equality and address gender based violence in line with the unique needs of women and girls with disabilities.
● Experience in developing and implementing action research to measure the effectiveness of disability inclusion interventions.
Proficiency in English and in other official languages or the UN required/desirable.
Application deadline : February 12th, 2023