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Mainstreaming Violence Against Women and Girls Data Collection & Analysis into Jamaica Crime Observatory Integrated Crime & Violence Information System
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :08-Feb-21
Posted on :02-Dec-20
Development Area :IT / COMPUTERS  IT / COMPUTERS
Reference Number :73453
Link to Atlas Project :
00122782 - Spotlight Initiative- Jamaica
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Terms of reference
Contract Template
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Overview :

CONSULTANCY:  Mainstreaming Violence Against Women and Girls Data Collection & Analysis into Jamaica Crime Observatory Integrated Crime & Violence Information System  

Country: Jamaica

Post Level: National/International Consultancy

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy

Deadline: 21 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 Spotlight Initiative’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. This consultancy falls under Pillar 5 – Strengthening Data Availability & Capacities which seeks to enhance the capacity of institutions to produce quality, disaggregated globally comparable data for analysis and to inform laws, policies & programmes.

The Jamaica Crime Observatory - Integrated Crime and Violence Information System (JCO-ICVIS) is an instrument that brings together all primary data sources

to improve the quality of crime and violence statistics that directly influence the design and implementation of evidence-based strategies and policies to boost peaceful co-existence and citizen security in Jamaica.  The JCO-ICVIS allows for comparisons of incidence and prevalence of crime and violence events over time, between places or between different groups of the population and contribute to the identification of changes in trends of certain events. Jamaica is one of three Caribbean countries to have an established crime observatory.

Scope of Work:

This main objective of the consultancy is to conduct a system needs assessment and gap analysis of the JCO-ICVIS and develop a systems-requirement document to inform the upgrade of the current hardware and software. The assessment should also include the capability of the system to adequately capture and analyse data on violence against women & girls.

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Application Procedure:

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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 JCO-ICVIS”             

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