UN Women East and Southeast Asia Regional Office. Bangkok, Thailand.
Closing date: May 10, 2011.
The United Nations Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system. Through UNiTE, the UN is joining forces with governments, civil society, and individuals to put an end to violence against women in all its forms.
Launched on 25 November 2010, Asia‐Pacific UNiTE is the regional component of the UNiTE Campaign, aimed at strengthening efforts and partnerships to end violence against women and girls in the Asia‐Pacific region.
In this regard, Asia‐Pacific UNiTE is seeking to conduct a mapping exercise to document interventions supported by UN Agencies in the region on ending violence against women, as well as documenting what has been done at the country level with regards to making progress towards UNiTE outcomes. Having such data in one easily accessible place is essential not only to identify gaps and see where and how UNiTE can best support existing efforts, methodologies and partnerships, but also to serve as a baseline from which to measure change and report on progress.
Duration of Consultancy: 16 May‐11 August (tentative)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Campaign Manager for Asia‐Pacific UNiTE, the consultant will undertake a mapping exercise which will consist of two main components:
1. A desk review of a range of sources to consolidate available information on the work of the UN System in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in the Asia‐Pacific region, including but not limited to:
- a. Inventory of United Nation system activities to prevent and eliminate violence against women;
- b. Available agency and country‐specific information, in the form of UN Agency websites, publications, annual reports, and donor progress updates; and
- c. In order to validate and complete the information available in a. and b. above, specific written requests to and interviews with representatives from UN Agencies as required.
2. A stock‐taking of national‐level progress and actions contributing to the five outcomes of the Secretary‐General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women in the Asia‐Pacific region.
- a. The Secretary‐General’s Database on Violence against Women (http://www.un.org/esa/vawdatabase);
- b. Stop Violence against Women website (http://www.stopvaw.org) and other websites containing relevant information on government activities to end violence against women;
- c. Relevant CEDAW concluding observations, government reports to the CEDAW committee, and NGO shadow reports, where available;
- d. Country progress reports within the 15‐year review of the Beijing Platform for Action; and
- e. Other resources identified as relevant during the desk review.
- Desk review on interventions supported by UN Agencies in the Asia‐Pacific region on ending violence against women and on country‐level progress towards UNiTE outcomes conducted – complemented by interviews with key agencies as/if needed.
- Collected data is analyzed, with emerging trends, key issues, synergies and gaps identified.
- High‐quality, synthesized report produced containing key research findings and recommendations.
- At least 1‐2 years professional experience, preferably with relevant knowledge and experience working within the UN System
- Higher academic degree, including relevant academic research in development, gender, social issues or related field
- Excellent written communication and solid research skills
- Ability to work efficiently and responsively and demonstrate initiative
- Commitment to gender equality and human rights
- Fluency in English
To be considered for this assignment, kindly submit your expression of interest – indicating your proposed lump sum rate to meet the above deliverables – by 10 May 2011 to Anna‐Karin Jatfors, Asia Pacific UNiTE Campaign Manager: anna‐firstname.lastname@example.org, phone. +66 (0)2 288 2453 and cc: email@example.com.