|Overview : |
Family and Sexual Violence (FSV)/Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains a key development challenge in PNG, and has been prioritized in regional and national development plans, polices and strategies. Prevalence studies indicate that violence against women in the Pacific is amongst the highest in the world. Based on anecdotal reports, small-scale surveys and perceptions of violence (including from the HIES, 2010-11), violence against women in PNG is understood to be unacceptably high.
In the last few years, the Government of Papua New Guinea with support from the development partners including the UN Gender Task team have been supporting the design and implementation of initiatives addressing Gender Based Violence at various levels. These initiatives have been aligned to the National Policy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment 2011-2015, which focuses on 3 main components; i)Women Equality and Representation; ii) Women Economic Empowerment; and; iii) Gender Based Violence and Vulnerability. Specific GBV interventions have been in the areas of capacity building for service providers, awareness raising, and engagement of key stakeholders including the Police and the Justice System in stepping up the delivery of services to survivors of Gender Based Violence. A key achievement has been the passing of the Family Protection Bill (2013); its implementation will need to be secured through all existing and new interventions related to GBV/FSV.
Some of the challenges related to the work on FSV/GBV have been the scattered data on FSV and limited coordination; two important areas to secure measurable and sustainable change.
Through support from the United Nations and DFAT, the government of PNG, in cooperation with NGOs, FBO and the private sector, will be rolling out a national driven FSV initiative aimed at institutionalizing a strong coordination, implementation and monitoring system to achieve effective prevention of FSV. The initiative will facilitate a review of existing data, carry out a gap analysis, and secure additional data to provide a more comprehensive review of the nature and prevalence of FSV/GBV incidents. Updated mapping of the existing interventions and their effectiveness will also secure a better insight as to where and how to support interventions that can address the much needed transformational interventions across PNG. UNDP will support the relevant government agencies, NGOs and FBOs to identify and establish a high level mechanism that will secure coordinated and effective interventions by taking the lead in developing a comprehensive and inclusive national GBV/FSV strategic frame-work. The implementation component will be supported by a strong monitoring and evaluation framework, along a funding mechanism that will allow long-term support to service delivery across PNG. The work will also include an extensive national awareness and advocacy component. Existing communication strategies will be reviewed and new ones will be developed to reflect the impact of social media whilst also reviewing innovative approaches to reach more remote localities and persons with limited literacy capacities.
An enhanced holistic approach, following the establishment of a high level national coordination and monitoring entity should facilitate a unified approach with much far reaching impact.
Based on the above overview, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for proposals from highly qualified individuals to to be responsible for the implementation of specific components from the FSV project. Refer the attached Terms of Reference (TOR) for more details.
The duration of the consultancy is for 10 months worked days during the period March 2014 – February 2015.
When submitting your proposal, please be guided by the attached Request for Proposal (RFP) and the Terms of Reference (TOR). Proposals should be submitted on or before 10 March 2014.