Guyana Consultancy for Readiness Assessment of Health, Social Services, Policing and Justice Sectors to provide services according to the Global GBV Essential Services Package (ESP)

22 September 2020


Purpose of Consultancy

To conduct a readiness assessment to assess the existing capacities and gaps in the health, police, justice and social services sectors and in the coordinated response to VAWG among actors in those sectors, as well as in the education sector, in order to recommend, plan and cost necessary actions to be taken to accomplish with an Essential Services Package that is culturally relevant and appropriate to the Guyana context.



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. Guyana is one of the countries in the Caribbean to benefit from this transformative initiative. 

The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Guyana 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 UNFPA and in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, UN Agencies and Focal Points in Government Agencies and other key institutions, the Consultancy Team will:

  • Design the investigation methodology and tools
  • Organize (with the support of UN agencies and institutions), and conduct the data collection (online consultations and/or field work, when and where possible)
  • Analyse data, and produce an assessment report and action plan. 
  • Ensure the quality of the data collected, as well as all assessment activities are in compliance with ethical and safety standards applicable
  • Utilise qualitative and quantitation research methods including a collection of background information and document review; surveys; in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with a variety of actors to include stakeholders of all relevant sectors; and facility inventories; as applicable. The mixed method (involving qualitative and quantitative approach) is recommended for a knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) analysis towards VAWG of a limited sample of service providers of the different sectors
  • Triangulate data to cross check data and different types of data sources
  • Conduct a participatory validation process, with workshops involving all key stakeholders, should also be assured both for the readiness assessment and for the action plan



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


Vacancy #: 2020/ICC-0001

The Spotlight Initiative

107-108 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown


Only short-listed Consultancy Teams 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.