|Overview : |
UNDP seeks a consultancy firm to assess the capacity of ten (10) Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and six (6) relevant national institutions such as Liberia National Police (LNP), Drug Enforcement Agency -DEA, Liberia National Fire Service-LNFS, Liberia Immigration Services-LIS, Ministry of Justice, Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and Ministry of National Defense -MOD to enhance their technical capacity and resources to prevent and respond to SGBV and HPs at national, subnational and community levels.
Current institutional capacities and mechanisms largely remain weak and incapable of efficiently implementing multisectoral programming approaches to plan, implement and monitor interventions to prevent and respond to SGBV, HPs and SRHR-related issues at both national and subnational levels. The most significant obstacle is the absence of adequate institutional budgetary allocation to meet the gender-specific needs of women and men, boys and girls as well as strengthened human resource capacities to adequately plan and respond to SGBV. This adversely impacts both the design and implementation of activities and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Thus, there is considerable public mistrust in the delivery of appropriate services to effectively address the structural causes of the high incidence of SGBV and related problems, fostering a culture of impunity.
The programme will be accompanied with strong capacity development support to strengthen the capacity of the relevant institutions to organize evidence-based advocacy campaigns to prevent SGBV/HPs and address SRHR; and engage in coordinating, planning, developing and implementing multisectoral programmes/interventions.
The activities are part of the EU/UN Spotlight Initiatives (a multi-national partnership initiative designed to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls as well as increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services) and will be implemented in the five most-affected counties (Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Gedeh)
Scope of Work
The consultancy focuses on pillar 2 of the EU Spotlight Initiatives Country Programme Document which translates to outcome 2 relative to the below specific output seeking to ensure:
- Key officials at national and/or sub-national levels in all relevant institutions are better able to develop and deliver evidence-based programs that prevent and respond to VAWG, especially for those groups of women and girls facing intersecting and multiple forms of discrimination, including in other sectors.
In view of the above, UNDP seeks to select a consultancy firm to:
- Conduct a capacity needs assessment of justice & security actors and CSOs to respond, respect, protect and prevent third parties from perpetration of SGBV, HP and SRHRs violations
- Audit of human resource management policies, code of conduct, regulations, and procedures to address and respond to SGBV, and HTPs.
Enhance gender-sensitive HRM policies and procedures and implement a justice & security sector-wide gender mainstreaming strategy with a view to ensuring greater gender sensitivity of justice, security and protection services.