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

20 January 2021



Purpose of Consultancy

Support the execution of and provide technical support to UNFPA funded activities for the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica.



The Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica, as well as in Belize, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago, provides a unique opportunity to address family violence as a major public health and development issue with significant ramifications at the individual, community and national levels. UNFPA, in collaboration with UNDP, UNICEF and UNWOMEN, has been addressing three key priority areas within Family Violence against women and girls in Jamaica through the Spotlight Initiative: (i) Child Sexual Abuse; (ii) Intimate Partner Violence; and (iii) Discrimination against vulnerable groups, since January 2020.

Through a comprehensive approach, the Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica focuses on family violence through six key pillars: (i) developing and implementing relevant legislation and policies, (ii) strengthening national and sub-national institutions, (iii) preventing violence through evidence-based programmes and campaigns, (iv) establishing and strengthening essential services for victims and survivors, (v) ensuring the collection and use of prevalence and incidence data, and (vi) partnering directly with women’s movements and civil society.


Scope of work – inter alia

In close collaboration with the already established UNFPA Spotlight team in Jamaica and under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Consultant will:

  • Provide technical guidance to inform the selection of implementing partners for the Spotlight Initiative and identify capacity building needs of partners and support the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives targeted to partners.
  • Manage the execution of and provide technical support to identified Spotlight activities under pillar 2, 3 and 4, in collaboration with PAHO and UNAIDS as well as UNWOMEN, UNDP and UNICEF.
  • Provide sound evidence based information, data and best practice to enhance team-wide reporting, communications, innovation and knowledge management.
  • Support EU relations and EU reporting requirements, and produce periodic updates and briefs on the country situation to be used by the Resident Coordinator, UNFPA and other stakeholders.
  • Identify promising practices, technical expertise and strategic opportunities relating to Family violence in Jamaica and identify, develop and disseminate knowledge products, lessons learned and good practices



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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 #: IC2020/GBV-IC-02

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.