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RH/GBV Situation Analysis in Humanitarian Context: Synthesis from Related Assessments 2012-2015

RH/GBV Situation Analysis in Humanitarian Context: Synthesis from Related Assessments 2012-2015

 Background
 
As the crisis in Syria has entered its fifth year of conflict, the impact of this crisis has taken its toll on the Syrian people in and outside Syria, as well as on neighbouring countries hosting millions of refuges in search for safe haven.  In Lebanon, the total number of refugees reached more than 1.1 million people (by early 2016) making Lebanon the highest country in the world with refugees per capita (1 in 4 is Syrian). 
 
Since early 2012, UNFPA has been engaged in responding to the crisis by supporting the Syrian Refugees, and more specifically addressing their reproductive health (RH) and protection needs through interventions aiming at preventing and responding to Gender Based Violence (GBV). The response either directly targeted women and young girls through service provision and awareness raising campaigns or reached them indirectly by making available RH kits including commodities, drugs as well as dignity kits. UNFPA also targeted service providers through capacity development interventions, mainly in what relates to RH (including family planning) and clinical management for rape (CMR) survivors. Women and youth empowerment interventions were supported in several areas with focus on soft skills such as problem solving, life skills, livelihood skills, etc through various approaches including peer to peer.
 
To tailor its supported programmatic interventions based on actual needs and priorities, UNFPA ensured the following: (a) carry out focused surveys among a cohort population (women, youth, refugees) and/or specific region (national, Bekaa, North, South, etc) to assess the situation in a related sector (i.e. RH, GBV); (b) carry out rapid needs assessments with targeted beneficiaries to define their needs and priorities; (c) assess pilot/model interventions to determine their relevance, efficiency, replicability, etc; and (d) carry out impact assessment of various interventions (capacity development, empowerment programme, etc) to measure their effectiveness and assess their expansion/scaling up. Accordingly, between 2012 and 2015, around 19 different assessments were supported by UNFPA and undertaken by researchers.  
 
 
Goal and objectives
In light of the above, it is evident that there is a plethora of data and evidence that has been generated and soundly utilized for informing programmatic interventions; assessing feasibility, challenges, gaps, and good practices; and ensuring the interventions are relevant to the needs and targeting mostly vulnerable population.
The goal of this proposed assessment is to provide a synthesis of the RH/GBV situation associated with the humanitarian response based on all assessments supported by UNFPA between 2012-2015. 
 
Specifically the objectives of the assessment are the following:
  • Consolidate assessments per sector / population groups and analyse findings by looking at changing and/or stagnant patterns and trends (i.e. knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, etc) where and if feasible
  • Review and analyse value added and advantages of assessments namely in informing programmatic interventions, utilization of findings and recommendations, building on good practices, focus on most vulnerable, promoting sustainability, etc
  • Review and analyse gaps and weaknesses emanating from assessments and how they were addressed
  • Analyse contribution of UNFPA’s work to meet immediate needs of population affected by the Syria crisis as well as medium to long term impact 
  • Produce visual material that summarizes the findings by sector, region, population, etc.
 
The assessment will consist of two components as follows[1]:  
  • In-depth interview with relevant UNFPA personnel as well as selected and most relevant stakeholders (4-5)
  • Desk review of all assessments carried out by UNFPA between 2012 and 2015
  
Tasks
The researcher to be engaged by UNFPA office in Lebanon will undertake the following key tasks to ensure appropriate delivery of the outcomes as stipulated in the TORs. Specifically, he/she will undertake the following key tasks for achieving the consultancy:
  • Draw up a plan of action and timetable for accomplishing all tasks of the assessment
  • Undertake desk review of all assessments supported by UNFPA between 2012 and 2015
  • Develop a tool with set of questions for consultation with UNFPA and stakeholders
  • Carry out in depth interview with UNFPA related personnel and selected stakeholders
  • Analyze the preliminary findings of the assessment
  • Suggest a skeleton/format for the report as well as for the visual material
  • Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the draft analytical report (in English) synthesizing the findings and outcome of the assessment
  • Finalize report on basis of comments received by UNFPA
  • Prepare content for the visual material (in English) and share with UNFPA for review and finalization
  • Provide editorial review on the visual material following design and layout
  • Provide UNFPA office with an electronic and hard copy of the data collected and the final report in English;
  • Prepare a power point presentation (15-20 slides) in Arabic and English summarizing key results and findings;
  • Take part in the technical meeting/seminar for the review, dissemination, and discussion of the study results and recommendations.
 
Expected Outcomes
The researcher shall provide three deliverables as follows:
  1. Report in English which constitutes the final outcome of this consultancy. The skeleton will be discussed with UNFPA and agreed upon. It is expected that the report will consist of 20-30 pages.
  2. Visual material in English as described earlier in the TORs. The format, scope and content of the visual material (i.e. leaflets per sector or population or region, etc) will be discussed with UNFPA. It is expected that 4-5 different visual material shall be produced
  3. Power point presentation in Arabic and English summarizing the key findings of this assessment
 
Duration of Assignment
 
The duration of the assessment is 1 month starting from the date of signature of the contract.
 
Qualifications
  • Graduate studies in public health or social science background
  • At least 5-6 years experience in conducting research
  • Public health or social science background
  • Strong experience in conducting research
  • Strong background in development with focus on RH /GBV
  • Knowledge of humanitarian contexts is essential
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Lebanese context is essential
  • Computer literate
  • Strong analytical writing skills
  • Strong Arabic and English speaking and writing skills
 
Role of UNFPA
UNFPA office in Lebanon shall be entrusted with the following:
  • Provide all assessments carried out between 2012 and 2015 with background material
  • Review and input on the study proposal, tools, draft reports, etc.
  • Facilitate coordination with different stakeholders
 
 
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by completing the following:
  • A P11 Personal History form detailing work experience that is relevant to the consultancy requirements as indicated in the TORs
  • A letter of intent specifying why the consultant is interested to take the consultancy
The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org  no later than 26 May 
 
Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications: RH/GBV Situation Analysis in Humanitarian Context: Synthesis from Related Assessments
 
UNFPA Lebanon will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest.


[1] The assessment will not look into methodology of studies nor quality of results  

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Latest update: 5/18/2012