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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices – Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and the OECS undertook the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens’ Security. Using Global UNDP HDR processes, analysis and methodologies, the Caribbean HDR reviewed crime and security in the Caribbean with data analysis and information from a human development perspective. The report pointed to the high levels of violent crime plaguing the economic and social well-being of the region, being worsened by the implementation of ineffective policies which fail to sufficiently address the root causes of violence and crime, especially among the region’s youth. The main finding was that robust policies and programmes could not be developed in the absence of timely and reliable data.
Collection and organization of data into a statistical form is required to produce valuable information for use in decision-making and to allow for comparison of crime statistics across time and between countries. Lack of reliable and comparable national, sub-regional and regional statistics makes it difficult to fully comprehend the impact of crime and violence, and to inform the citizen security policies and strategies needed to effectively respond to these challenges.
National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point to four interrelated key problems: 1. Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to 2. Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics, 3. Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and, 4. Weak institutional and CSO capacities. They have also highlighted the importance of up-to-date data to inform prevention programme design and monitoring and evaluation.
Through the support of UNDP and with technical assistance from UNODC, Saint Lucia’s Central Statistical Office successfully completed the Saint Lucia National Crime Victimization Survey (SLNCVS) and presented the results in July 2020. The SLNCVS is based on international standards and provides national estimates on victimization and crime trends, assists with the collection of data on indicators for UN Sustainable Development Goals, and is potentially a key data source for policy makers in devising strategies and policies to address crime and violence.
UNDP is seeking to engage a Consultant with a background in citizen security who will use the data from the SLNCVS and other data sources and work closely with various national stakeholders to build capacity among government agencies and non-governmental and community-based organisations (NGOs and CBOs) in the use of data for citizen security decision making and the development of evidence-based strategies and interventions to address crime, public security and victimization in Saint Lucia.
The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 9 weeks, until August 2021. The Consultant will be home-based.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Emergency in Saint Lucia, all work of the Individual Consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government. Meetings, presentations, and coordination shall be done in compliance with community quarantine policies and virtual modes of delivery utilized whenever possible.