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Desk Review and Analysis of Guidance, Tools and Practices
related to the engagement of Men and Boys (with a special focus on Male Youth) against Violence against Women and Girls.

Desk Review and Analysis of Guidance, Tools and Practices related to the engagement of Men and Boys (with a special focus on Male Youth) against Violence against Women and Girls.

 
 
Consultancy fo Individuals 
 
 
Background and Rational
 
Mitigating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment cannot be done in an efficient manner without the active involvement of men, male youth[1] and boys. Men often wield power over critical aspects of women’s lives, as heads of government, leaders of religious or faith based institutions, judges, militaries, community leaders or as husbands, fathers and brothers. They tend to be disproportionally in control of the access to information and services, finances, transportation and other resources. Too often men alone make decisions regarding the priority of the couple and/or the households, which perpetuates traditional gender roles and power imbalances. While some may impose their choice through coercion or violence. To address in depth these inequalities, the gender stereotypes and persisting discriminatory social norms, men, male youth and boys have a critical role to play. Their position as gatekeepers makes their engagement along with women and girls through Gender and SGBV programmes essential. Promoting with them gender-equitable attitudes and behaviors and women empowerment is key to mitigate gender-based discrimination and violence[2].
 
However, while this approach is now widely recognized and promoted, men’s resistances due to traditional roles and sensitivity of the issue combined with lack of experience and knowledge from the gender actors themselves make it often challenging to implement meaningfully[3].
 
In Lebanon, six years of conflict and protracted displacement, poor living conditions coupled with increasing inter-communities tensions triggered serious protection concerns, including Gender-Based Violence (GBV), with devastating consequences on survivor’s health including Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and emotional well-being, among others. As of 2017, it is estimated that a total of 3.3 million people (vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian refugees and Palestinians) are in critical need of protection and assistance[4]. The SGBV prevention and response is coordinated through the National SGBV Task Force chaired by UNHCR and co-led with UNFPA and the Ministry of Social Affairs[5]. Engaging men and boys in the fight against SGBV is part of the inter-agency SGBV strategy translated into the 2017-2020 Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) under the Protection Chapter[6]. This approach is also in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women (CEDAW) ratified by Lebanon and the 2011-2021 National Strategy for Women. A number of initiatives aiming at involving men, male youth and boys from Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian communities against Violence against Women and Girls (hereafter VAWG) - including early marriage - have been undertaken in Lebanon these past years by various partners. Some of the approaches and tools used have proven to be successful through impact assessments and documentation of good practices. However, these interventions remain so far small scale, pilot based and not sustainable. During the 2017 SGBV Task Force Retreat the need of carrying a comprehensive desk review of the existing resources and practices at global, regional and country levels has been raised as a priority, as well as the need to enhance coordination of the interventions carried out in Lebanon.
 
UNFPA and UNDP are aiming at contributing to address this need as part of a joint UNFPA-UNDP SGBV project funded by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for UN Action against Sexual Violence.
Purpose and Objectives
 
Under the supervision of UNFPA and UNDP, and with the support of the National SGBV Task Force partners, the purpose of the consultancy is twofold: 1. to take stock of the existing guidance, tools and practices aiming at engaging men and boys (with a special attention to male youth) on VAWG, including early marriage and; 2. to provide operational recommendations and ways forward to the SGBV actors.
 
The specific objectives of the consultancy are:
  • To research and compile existing resources and practices at global, regional and country levels;
  • To highlight documented successful approaches and good practices relevant for the Lebanon context, with a special attention to innovative initiatives;
  • To highlight potential challenges and retrieve lessons learned;
  • To provide operational recommendations towards creating a community of practice, implementing and/or scaling-up promising practices, filling identified gaps and meeting needs, including in terms of capacity and tools development, specific to the Lebanese context.
 
Tasks
 
Under the supervision of UNFPA and UNDP offices, a consultant will be contracted to carry out the following tasks:
 
  • Develop a detailed timeline for the 3-month consultancy in collaboration and as agreed with UNFPA and UNDP;
  • Operate a comprehensive literature review in order to collect and compile related guidance, manual, tools and approaches existing at global, regional and country levels;
  • Meet with SGBV Task Force and Child Protection Working Group partners, and other identified organizations who have been/are involved in engaging men, male youth and boys on SGBV to assess their experience in terms of relevance, approaches, effectiveness, impact, challenges, good practices, sustainability etc (estimation: 3 NNGOs, 3 INGOs; 4 grass-root organizations);
  • Meet with relevant UN Agencies and Ministry (estimation: 4 UN Agencies and 1 Ministry) to assess their experience, priorities and recommendations for future initiatives.
  • Meet with community members/leaders (estimation: 1 focus group discussion in each of the 5 regions) to assess their experience, priorities and recommendations for future initiatives;
  • Draft a report summarizing and analysing findings (successful approaches, good practices, lessons learned etc) and providing recommendations towards implementing and/or scaling-up promising practices, filling identified gaps and meeting needs, including in terms of capacity and tools development, specific to the Lebanese context
  • Adapt the report to take into account UNFPA and UNDP comments and recommendations.
  • Present at the National SGBV Task Force and the Child Protection Working Group findings and recommendations.
  • Finalize report based on the last inputs of UNFPA, UNDP and the coordination groups.
 
Expected Outcomes/Deliverables

The consultant shall deliver the following:
 
  • An electronical folder containing all materials/tools collected. This folder will be included of the SGBV Task Force dropbox.
  • An interview guide with key questions to address the organizations;
  • A focus group discussion guide to support the interaction with the community members;
  • A comprehensive analytical report and Annexes(s);
  • A PPT presentation summarizing the content of the report that will be delivered in a technical meeting.
  • A one-pager leaflet summarizing the main findings and recommendations to support the dissemination.
 
The report will be available in English and will consist mainly of the following substantive parts:
  • Background and rational
  • Methodology
  • Findings at global, regional, country levels
  • Recommendations (divided by targeted audience)
  • On-line bibliography
  • List of Annexes (among which the guides)
 
Duration of Assignment
 
The assignment should be concluded within 3 months from the signing of the contract.
 
Support to be provided by UNFPA and UNDP
 
The assignment will be carried out under supervision of UNFPA and UNDP, who shall provide the following support to the consultancy:
  • Related documents, material, reports, etc
  • Contact of relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Facilitate meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Provide meeting facilities
  • Review and provide technical comment/inputs on guides, reports, etc
 
Role of the SGBV Task Force Members
 
The assignment will be carried out on behalf and with the support of the National SGBV Task Force members. On a voluntary basis, international and local partners will:
 
  • Contribute to the desk review through sharing with the Consultant tools and documents related past/current interventions engaging men, male youth and boys on VAWG.
  • Contribute to the analysis through meeting with the consultant to share good practices, lessons learned, opportunities, needs/gaps, recommendations, etc.
  • Advice on the stakeholders (i.e. grass-root organizations, community members) to be met and facilitate the contact.
  • Provide inputs and comments to the findings and recommendations.
 
Qualifications
 
  •  Advanced University degree in social/development sciences or other related areas with 5-7 previous years of experience and considerable skills in survey design, analysis and report writing;
  •  Strong background in research and gender equality/SGBV in a displacement context, with a special focus on the MENA region;
  •  Good knowledge in humanitarian contexts and familiarity with humanitarian related resources and material;
  •  Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective and working relations with other stakeholders;
  •  Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Arabic and English.
 
 HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply online by providing:
(1)   most updated CV, and
(3)   a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy.
 
The above documents must be sent to the following email address:
info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than May 05, 2017

Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review.

UNFPA Lebanon will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest.

ONLY individual consulatnts, not companies, are eligible to apply.
 
 


[1] “Youth in Lebanon are the category of people aged between 15 and 29”, see the National Youth Policy endorsed in April 3rd, 2012
[2] See more at: http://www.unfpa.org/engaging-men-boys#sthash.IOOzOudl.dpuf
[3] Engaging Men and Boys: A Brief Summary of UNFPA Experience and Lessons Learned, 2013: http://www.unfpa.org/fr/Node/8608#sthash.2NZAlbZm.dpuf
[4]See the Lebanon Crises Response Plan 2017-2020, http://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/lebanon-crisis-response-plan-2017-2020-enar
[5]The National SGBV Task Force aims at coordinating SGBV prevention and response interventions in Lebanon, gathering over 25 national and international organizations. 
[6]See the Protection Chapter of the 2017-202 LCRP at https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2knq8w2aiomtyu/Protection.pdf?dl=0
YOUTH FELLOW

YOUTH FELLOW


Official Job Title:             Youth Fellow
Duty Station:                    Beirut, Lebanon
Contract type:                  Service contract/ SC 5
Duration:                          12 months (with possibility for extension based on availability of funds and performance)
Start Date:                        May 2017 



Background
The “Youth Fellowship Programme” has been supported by UNFPA since 2009.  These fellowships have contributed considerably to developing capacities of many   young   people   in   various   areas   including   programming,   coordination, and monitoring of various components of the UNFPA supported country programme as well as thematic areas such as HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health (RH), gender equality, prevention of gender based violence, etc within development and humanitarian contexts.  Specifically, the fellowships contributed to 1) strengthening the capacity of the country offices in terms of human resources and effective programming for young people, 2) reinforcing youth participation in UNFPA programming for young people and, 3) demonstrating great practice of youth-adult partnership in UNFPA offices.
Within the context of the fourth UNFPA Lebanon Country Programme (2017-2020), particular focus will be placed on young people - in the community and in school settings. Several interventions will be supported aiming at empowering young people to lead and implement selected initiatives targeting both Syrian youth refugees as well as Lebanese youth – particularly those most at risk and vulnerable.  UNFPA’s contribution to youth related interventions is also aligned to the framework of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (2017-2020), the 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the UN Strategic Framework 2017-2020.
Based on the above, UNFPA Lebanon intends to recruit a fellow who is expected to provide support to youth related projects and interventions implemented by various partners (government and NGOs).  The  youth  fellow  will  be  working  at  the UNFPA office  on a full  time basis  and  shall undertake tasks and responsibilities in line with the Terms of Reference and as detailed below.
  
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Through the tasks and responsibilities related to the youth programme in Lebanon, the fellow will be exposed to UNFPA’s work on young people at national level. The fellow will engage in concrete and ongoing projects and initiatives from a rights and gender base perspectives. Specifically and under the direct supervision of the RH National Programme Officer and in close collaboration with the National Youth Officer, the fellow will undertake the following tasks:
  • Assist  in  following up  on  the implementation  of  the  Annual  Work  Plans (AWPs) of the various implementing partners (IPs) including several NGOs as well as government counterparts such as the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Minister of Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Higher Education/Educational Center for Research and Development, etc
  • Assist in following up on the actions and recommendations agreed  upon between UNFPA and the various above-mentioned IPs
  • Participate  in  monitoring  activities  such  as  field  visits  to  attend  events, meetings etc. implemented by the IPs and ensure collecting and submitting relevant information
  •  Proactively contribute to peer to peer related interventions
  •  Assist in provision of logistic and administrative support in the organization of activities/events directly implemented by UNFPA
  •  Provide input on the development/piloting of youth related material/resources
  •  Provide needed support for regional youth initiatives
  •  Assist in preparing/reviewing minutes of meetings
  •  Assist in developing/adapting/adopting tools/forms for monitoring purposes among other
  •  Assist in compilation and drafting of information to be used to increase UNFPA visibility through various means and tools
  •  Undertake literature review to compile information, documents, material, research tools, reports, good practices, etc. that would support the implementation of the various activities/projects under this programme
  •  Attend/participate in events, meetings, conferences organized by other UN agencies, IPs or civil society as advised by the office
  •  Participate in UNFPA staff meetings or any other meetings as requested
  •  Contribute to SDG related activities (by UNFPA and/or inter-agency collaboration)
  •  Engage in relevant and related learning and training opportunities as  they come available
  •  Undertake additional tasks and functions as requested.
 
Results/Expected Outputs
  •  Support provided in following up on the implementation of the AWPs
  •  Coordination meetings, field monitoring visits and staff meetings attended /undertaken
  •  Logistical  arrangements  provided and events/meetings implemented
  •  Data and information compiled
  •  Forms/templates produced
  •  Assistance provided for minutes of meeting
  •  At the end of the fellowship, the fellow is to organize a final presentation and submit a report to UNFPA CO reflecting the experience, knowledge acquired and results achieved as a result of the fellowship.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree (business/public administration, social sciences, public health or any other related discipline)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in coordination and/or supporting implementation of projects with focus on youth, and preferably a member of the Y-PEER network or trained on the peer to peer methodology/standards
  • Fluency and good writing skills in English and Arabic.
    Competencies:
  Core
o       Integrity/Commitment to mandate
o       Knowledge sharing/continuous learning
o       Valuing diversity
o       Working in teams
o       Communicating information and ideas
o       Conflict and self- management
o       Organizational awareness
Functional
o       Adapts quickly to change
o       Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
 
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting the following:
 
  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Updated CV
  3. P11 form (click to downloaddetailing  work  experience that  is  relevant to  the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs
The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: info- lebanon@unfpa.org no later than May 2nd, 2017.
 
UNFPA will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the above required documents and in which there is further interest.
GBV CONSULTANT

GBV CONSULTANT

1.  Type of Contract:  Individual Contract

2.  Project Title:   Enhance UNFPA and Partners Capacities in GBV Prevention and Response (with due attention to the humanitarian response) 

3.  Duration:  6 months 

4.  Location, Country:  Beirut - Lebanon

5.  Expected Starting Date:  May 10, 2017

6.  Brief Project Description:

UNFPA is one of several humanitarian actors engaged in a comprehensive programme to respond to the Syrian crisis. UNFPA’s main priority interventions consist of enhancing access to quality life-saving reproductive health services and information, and supporting prevention /protection/ response mechanisms and approaches related to gender based violence. UNFPA targets mostly women, girls, young people and other vulnerable population from within the Syrian refugees, the Lebanese hosting communities, as well as other affected population such as Palestinians displaced from Syria.    

7.  Host Agency:    UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund
 
8. Organizational Context:

To date the Syrian crisis has entered in its seven year. The number of registered Syrian refugees amounts a total of 1,011,366 individuals currently registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, considered being the largest proportion of refugees in the world if compared to the size of its population and the largest number in the region reaching and estimated 1.5 million of which about 78% are women and children[1].
 
After six years of conflict and protracted displacement, poor living conditions coupled with lack of privacy in overcrowded settlements triggered serious protection concerns, including Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in general and early marriage in particular. More so, the increased number of pregnancies among Syrian women is raising a major concern among the humanitarian actors as well as the Government of Lebanon that might not have the capacity to cater for the reproductive health (RH) needs in terms of antenatal and postnatal care.
 
In view of UNFPA’s resilience related activities in Lebanon in support of the Syrian refugees as well as Lebanese affected by the Syrian crisis, the UNFPA Lebanon Country Office (CO) requires additional support to ensure the timely delivery of response and high quality activities and services on GBV. UNFPA Lebanon has developed its 4-year country programme (2017-202) through a participatory approach focusing on GBV and RH - with particular emphasis on youth as target beneficiaries as well as agents of change - in line with the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP 2017-2020) and the United Nations Strategic Framework for Lebanon (UNSF 2017-2020).
 
GBV prevention and response is receiving increased attention from governments, civil society, donors and the UN system in development as well as humanitarian related contexts. This is an encouraging indication that this universal human rights violation is increasingly receiving the concern and support it merits. UNFPA’s leadership on GBV related programming and coordination under the development/humanitarian contexts has led to increased momentum in addressing GBV at the national level. 
 
In order to expand its programming response to provide greater inputs to global, regional and national efforts to prevent and respond to GBV as well as Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), UNFPA Lebanon will build on related projects and interventions supported since 2003 and implemented by a wide range of national and international partners. The support will address GBV/VAWG under both development as well as humanitarian/ resilience contexts with the aim to a) maximize the impact and benefit to the targeted population, b) strengthen local capacities to prevent, mitigate and respond to GBV/VAWG, and c) reinforce government resilience to cater for the needs of the affected and vulnerable population.
 
 
9.  Description of tasks:
 
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNFPA Assistant Representative of the Lebanon Office in direct day to day collaboration and coordination with the office team, the GBV Consultant will provide coordination, structural and technical support to the partners and UNFPA colleagues in order to ensure that all GBV related interventions and efforts are implemented in such a manner to ensure quality, timely, efficient, effective and sustainable responses to the needs of affected populations of concern (refugees and host communities) and that programmatic responses in all UNFPA supported sectors are inclusive of GBV priorities where and if needed. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
a.      Partnerships and Coordination
  • Contribute to align the various existing GBV related frameworks and to analyze the UNFPA commitment/contribution, in order to facilitate the identification of priorities and prepare the mid-term /annual review among others.
  • Contribute to identify new partners/experts based on comparative advantage and areas of expertise and who could be entrusted with implementation of various GBV related programme interventions.
  • Collaborate with and provide required support to CO, partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure mainstreaming of gender, GBV and human rights in the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of all programmes and policies.
 
b.      Technical Support and Programming
  • Provide technical support in developing a UNFPA multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response framework to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Support the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV components of UNFPA’s humanitarian response activities, using a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs, and thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Contribute to desk review/data collection on specific GBV related topics as required and provide comprehensive analysis and synthesis to inform advocacy efforts, programme interventions, enhanced coordination and resource mobilization.
  • Provide technical and strategic support for strengthening generation of evidence in support of GBV response namely through identifying remaining needs for data collection, preparing/reviewing concept notes, commenting on data collection tools and technical reports. 
  • Contribute in projects’ review and coordination meetings.
  • Contribute to proposal writing as requested.
  • Provide technical inputs on GBV related documents, tools and approaches as required.
                                                                                                                                
c.      Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of annual and other periodic work plans
  • Contribute to the analysis and reporting on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools (internal and external ones) as well as project monitoring plan, including follow up with consultants and institutions providing professional services towards agreed programme results
  • Contribute to documentation of lessons learned/best practice tool for capturing key achievements.    
  • Contribute to annual, monthly, quarterly, sector, donor reports, dashboards, etc with main focus on response to GBV.
  • Provide GBV related inputs and information to be used in preparing briefs, articles, stories, and statements for visibility and promotional such as newsletters, website, press releases, etc.
  • Provide support in translation, speech/minutes writing, etc related to GBV.
 
d.      Other functions as requested by the Head of Office

10.  Results/Expected Output:
 
The final product to be delivered by the consultant will consist of the following:
  •  6-month consultancy plan and timeline approved by UNFPA.
  •  Alignment of strategic frameworks and analysis of UNFPA commitment/contribution. 
  •  Support on punctual aspects of the implementation of the GBV prevention and response program.
  •  A set of core indicators to be reviewed and monitored on a regular basis
  •  Inputs to GBV related documents (e.g. reports, pagers, minutes, newsletters, websites, strategies…) provided.
  •  A final statement of achievements upon completion
 
11.  Qualifications/Requirements:

The Consultant must meet the following qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or related field with considerable knowledge in development, gender issues, youth issues, and human rights.
  • Minimum 5-6 year experience in programme management/coordination in areas related to gender equality, women empowerment, and gender-based violence. Knowledge on reproductive health issues is an asset.
  • Good experience/knowledge in humanitarian contexts and familiarity with humanitarian related resources and material;
  • Good skills in research and data collection;
  • Strong analytical, strategic and drafting skills, team player, dedication to perform within a multidisciplinary collaboration, and capacity to communicate efficiently.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Arabic and English.
  • Excellent computer skills in various applications especially excel, word processing, power point.
  • Knowledge in UNFPA’s mandate and work is an asset.
·        Lebanese nationals who are familiar with the local culture, language and context in Lebanon are highly encouraged to apply 

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting the following:

1. Updated CV
2. P11 form (click to downloaddetailing  work  experience that  is  relevant to  the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs

The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: 
info- lebanon@unfpa.org no later than May 04, 2017.
 
 
UNFPA will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the above required documents and in which there is further interest.



[1] http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/country.php?id=122
 

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