Individual Consultancy for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Regional Programme Specialist - Spotlight Initiative

20 January 2021



Purpose of Consultancy

Provide technical assistance to an effective and sustainable regional roll-out of the Essential Services Package (ESP) through institutional strengthening of core regional institutions and CSOs.  



UNFPA is the sexual and reproductive health and rights agency of the United Nations. Our mission is to deliver a world in which every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young persons’ potential is fulfilled. UNFPA is working with governments, civil society, regional partners and other UN agencies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, which specific focus on Goal 3 (health), Goal 5 (gender equality), and Goal 10 (reduced inequalities). 

GBV is a persistent problem across the Caribbean. Intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic violence (DV), sexual violence, trafficking in persons (TiP), sexual exploitation and abuse, femicide and incest are the most common forms of GBV. Gang violence and criminality levels are high in several countries, and the region is prone to natural disasters; such as flooding, hurricanes and earthquakes, which in most areas are a seasonal occurrence.
In the Caribbean, UNFPA leads the roll-out of the United Nations Joint Global Programme on “Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence” (the “Programme”), a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence. With the aim to fill the gaps between the agreements and obligations made by the States at the international level for the provision of services for VAWG and the existing country level activity, the “Programme” has developed an “Essential Service Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence” , which is integrated by six overlapping modules.          

Scope of work – inter alia

  • Within the delegated authority, in close collaboration with the already established UNFPA regional Spotlight team and under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Consultant will support an effective and sustainable regional roll-out of the Essential Services Package (ESP) through institutional strengthening of core regional institutions and CSOs.
  • Regionally developed technical guidelines, such as guidelines for GBV shelters developed by UNFPA, will be analysed through an intersectional lense to allow for adaptation by all five sectors (including education) as part of the regional support to an effective roll-out of the ESP in all areas.
  • The consultant is furthermore expected to support EU reporting requirements, and produce periodic updates and briefs on the programme to be used by the Resident Coordinator, UNFPA and other stakeholders.



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


Vacancy #: 2021/GBV-R/ICC-03

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.