Consultant-GBV PR Project II
Detailed Job description / requirements:
Consultant to revise existing guidelines to align with UN essential services packages, draft standards for creating local coordinated response mechanism and to draft Standard Operating Procedures for referral mechanisms and pathways
Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project, Phase II
Ipas works globally with a vision that every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment for the services. Ipas Nepal’s program intervention prioritize intersectional partnerships that integrates into the broader gender equality and social justice, including gender-based violence prevention and response, and women-led climate justice. As part of the broader reproductive justice movement, Ipas is working to ensure that abortion and contraceptive care are essential health services—and that all people can access them. Our programs use a multifaceted approach that addresses reproductive health services, access to services and fulfillment of reproductive rights.
Ipas Nepal is a non-profit international organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive health, including safe abortion and prevention and response of gender-based violence. Ipas Nepal has recently been awarded UNFPA funded GBVPR II project, from July 2021, which is a follow-on project of UNFPA. Since 2016, UNFPA Nepal has been implementing two Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response (GBVPR) projects in Province 1 and (Okhaldhunga, Udayapur and Sindhuli) and in Sudurpashchim Province (Achham, Banjhang, Bajura and Baitadi).
Ipas Nepal is leading to implement the strategies and approaches under outcome 2 for response together with its consortium comprising of the Centre for Mental Health and Counseling-Nepal (CMC), Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FWLD), ABC, SAATHI, Sancharika Samuha and IPWA. The work plan prepared in close consultation with the Consortium partners and the Implementing Partners for the six months commencing from July 2021 until Dec 2021 has been approved.
The main goal of Phase II is, in partnership with other agencies and service providers, to reduce all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) and discrimination against women and girls in Province 1andSudur Paschim Province in Nepal. The project will be implemented in four Rural Municipalities,13Municipalities, and two Metropolitan Cities in 8 districts (Morang, Okhaldhunga, Udayapur, Kailali, Accham, Bajhang, Bajura, and Baitadi) in the two provinces.
All forms of gender-based violence and discrimination against women and girls are reduced in two provinces in Nepal
Local governments, legal authorities, and health facilities provide effective (multisectoral) survivor-centered responses to gender-based violence
- Objectives of the assignment
- To provide technical assistance for the revision of existing guidelines to align with UN essential services packages and other international guidelines
- To draft standards for creating local coordinated response mechanism (including common perspective building, clarity on roles and responsibilities of all related government agencies and stakeholders), for agency accountability, coordination, and standard operating procedures
- To review and revise existing referral mechanisms and pathways; draft Standard Operating Procedures for referral (includes facilitating understanding of clear roles and responsibilities of all service providers at all administrative levels)
- An individual consultant is eligible to conduct this assignment. He/she should have experience working in implementing Gender-based violence program activities in align with international and national guidelines and SOP.
- She/he should have knowledge and experience in implementing and creating local coordinated response and referral mechanism and pathways (including common perspective building, facilitating of clear roles and responsibilities of all related government agencies and stakeholders, service providers at all administrative levels), for agency accountability, and coordination.
- She/he should have experience in developing standard operating procedures and guidelines on GBV and should be aware of existing referral mechanisms and pathways.
- He/she should have masters degree in social science, gender, development studies or relevant subjects and a very good communication and writing skills.
Scope of Assignment/Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant
The consultant should revise 7 guidelines related to health services and CPSW services for GBV survivors in align with the UN Essential Services Package and international norms and standards. The consultant must review guidelines from GTA/ GESI lens and provide feedback/ inputs.
S/he should draft standards for creating local coordinated response mechanism and Standard Operating Procedures for referral mechanism and pathways (including common perspective building, clarity on roles and responsibilities of all related government agencies and stakeholders, all service providers at all administrative levels), for agency accountability, coordination and standard operating procedures.
Time frame of assignment
1. Strat up meeting with IPAS and collection of existing guidelines
2. Document/guideline review
3. Preparation of structure and outline
4. Workshop/meeting with all the partners
5. Identify gaps in the guidelines in align with essential service package and international norms and standards
6. Review existing documents for creating local coordinated response mechanism and Standard Operating Procedures for referral mechanism and pathways
7. Workshop/meeting with relevant partners
8. Draft report, SOP and standards
9. Share with partners for feedback and incorporate feedback
10. Final report
Total number of days
Level of Effort
The consultancy period will begin from September 25, 2021–December 31, 2021 within which the consultant is expected to work for not exceeding 60 days after signing the agreement for this assignment.
- Revised/updated 7 guidelines
- Standards for creating local coordinated response mechanism for agency accountability, coordination and standard operating procedures
- Draft Standard Operating Procedures for referral mechanisms and pathways
Interested candidates should submit application along with up-to-date curriculum vitae with subject as Application for Consultant-GBV PR Project II.
Please make an online application and submit your documents through the link given:
Application deadline is 19 September 2021.
Canvassing at any stage will lead to automatic dismissal and Ipas Nepal reserves all rights to make the final selection