Post Level: International Consultant
Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy
Expected start date: March 2021
Period of assignment/services: 30 days over a 3 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 joint partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide. The Spotlight Initiative (SI) aims at mobilizing commitment of political leaders and contributing to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Initiative aims at ending all forms of violence against women and girls, targeting those that are most prevalent and contribute to gender inequality across the world. Jamaica is one of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative.
The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica is that women and girls realize their full potential in a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive way. The Spotlight Initiative will directly contribute to the achievement of three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Goal 3 on Good Health and Well-being and Goal 16 on Inclusive and Peaceful Societies. The program will contribute to the elimination of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) through the creation of a broad partnership with Civil Society, Government, Private Sector, Media, among others; and, build a social movement of women, men, girls, boys and other vulnerable people as champions and agents of change at the national, subnational and community levels. A specific focus will be on reaching and including in the program women and girls who are often isolated and most vulnerable to sexual & gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HP) due to intersecting forms of discrimination. The program will also seek to address the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of all women and girls in all their diversity using a life-cycle approach. The SI involves six pillars premised on implementation SDG target 5.2 under the principle of “leaving no one behind”.
The UNDP 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 VAWG data, four parishes - (Clarendon, Westmoreland, St. Thomas and Kingston and St. Andrew) will be targeted under the Spotlight Initiative.
This consultancy falls under Pillar 1 – Legislative and Policy Framework and is intended to support the Government of Jamaica in ensuring its legislative and policy frameworks are evidence- based, aligned with international human rights standards; tracking and monitoring family violence, including violence against women and girls. For these objectives to be achieved, robust data management is required. There are however several users and producers of VAWG data used to inform projects, programmes and policies geared towards servicing the needs of women and girls vulnerable to violence.
Consequently, it is necessary to strengthen the institutional capacity of partner agencies to ensure cohesion and effective management of data as it relates to VAWG. An inter-agency data sharing protocol is therefore aimed at establishing guidelines on access to and use of VAWG data amongst stakeholders. The inter-agency data sharing protocol is expected to support information sharing, protect confidentiality and privacy, keep data secure, improve policy outcomes for women and girls and reduce duplication of efforts amongst various stakeholders.
Scope of Work:
This consultancy seeks to develop an inter-agency data sharing protocol by conducting a review of the legal and policy issues affecting inter-agency data sharing and proposing recommendations for the establishment of an ethical data sharing protocol system, in which data is accessible to authorized users and can be used to inform decision making.
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