Consultant to adapt the training material on VAWG for the training of Health Professionals under the SPOTLIGHT Initiative to the Jamaican Context and for delivery on the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Virtual Campus for Public Health

5 April 2021



Purpose of Consultancy

Consultancy to Adapt the training material on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) for the training of Health Professionals under the SPOTLIGHT Initiative to the Jamaican Context for delivery on Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Virtual Campus of Public Health and to provide training to sixteen (16) trainers.


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 the 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. The Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls. 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.


Scope of work – inter alia

Under the supervision of PAHO and with the support of UNFPA for quality assurance and coordination, the individual consultant will perform the following specific tasks:

  • Prepare a training and implementation package consisting of training tools, by adapting the existing PAHO/ WHO GBV training material to the Jamaica context and making it ready for delivery by tutors and self-administration by users on the PAHO Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH)
  • Training of sixteen (16) tutors in Training of Trainers Session(s) using the developed package. 


To apply, kindly complete a profile in the UNFPA Consultants Roster at and submit the generated Job ID # along with application letter to:


Vacancy #: 2020/ICC-10

The Spotlight Initiative

14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




  • There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. 
  • UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 
  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.