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Mainstreaming Violence Against Women and Girls into Social Intervention Strategies for Citizens Safety and Security
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :07-Dec-20
Posted on :26-Nov-20
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :73217
Link to Atlas Project :
00122782 - Spotlight Initiative- Jamaica
Documents :
Terms of Reference
Contract Template
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Overview :

CONSULTANCY: Mainstreaming Violence Against Women and Girls into Social Intervention Strategies for Citizens Safety and Security

Country: Jamaica

Post Level: National/International Consultancy

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy

Deadline: 7 December 2020

Expected start date: January 2021

Period of assignment/services:  22 working days over a three-month period


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development places gender equality at its core to achieve the SDGs, with the elimination of violence against women and girls as a crucial component. In September 2017, the EU and the UN launched an ambitious partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide called the Spotlight Initiative (SI). The Spotlight Initiative aims at mobilizing the commitment of political leaders to end violence against women and girls and thereby contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls. Jamaica is one of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative.


The Jamaica’s Country Programme Document (CPD) aligns with the National Strategic Action Plan on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (NSAP-GBV). Based on local GBV data, four parishes - (Clarendon, Westmoreland, St. Thomas and Kingston and St. Andrew) will be targeted under the Spotlight Initiative. In 2017 the Government of Jamaica operationalized the Zones of Special Operation (ZOSO) intervention which seeks to restore public order and promote development in volatile communities utilizing a Clear, Hold and Build Strategy. ZOSO utilizes an integrated approach to community safety and crime prevention by focusing on policing and criminal justice, urban renewal integrating Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and social development. Building on the work done to date, this assignment seeks to 

integrate considerations related to gender-based violence into the current ZOSO’s Social Intervention Strategy and other related crime prevention programmes.

Scope of Work:

This consultancy seeks to examine the extent to which crime prevention strategies being implemented in Jamaica have integrated strategies to prevent violence against women and girls in their project design, implementation, monitoring and sustainability strategies. Primary focus will be placed on the social strategy being implemented in Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) and other similar local and national level crime prevention strategies. The consultant is expected to use secondary data (and if possible primary data) to fulfil the requirements of the assignment.

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Application Procedure:

Please e-mail your submission using the following:

Attention:- Operations Unit, 1-3 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5 Jamaica via e-mail to:  with subject line “Spotlight ZOSO”            

Failure to submit all documents as instructed may result in your submission being disqualified. Please send requests for clarification to; Tel: 1 (876) 885.2736