Non-Rotational

Individual Consultant to adapt international guidance on out of school Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to the Caribbean context and develop a Caribbean Toolkit for CSOs to implement out-of-school CSE - Spotlight Initiative

15 May 2021

UNFPA SRCO Jamaica

 

Job Purpose

The aim of this consultancy is to adapt and contextualize the international guidance on out of school CSE to the Caribbean context through a consultative process and in collaboration with young people. The adoption of the international guidance on out of school CSE is intended to improve coordination and delivery of out of school CSE by various civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Caribbean. Additionally, this consultancy is required to develop a Caribbean Toolkit in line with international guidance for CSOs to implement out-of-school CSE. Presently, Caribbean territories and partners use different methodologies and approaches to implement out-of-school CSE.

Background 

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, with specific focus on Goal 3 (health), Goal 5 (gender equality), and Goal 10 (reduced inequalities). 

The English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is part of the United Nations “delivering as one” initiative, and as such, the UNFPA Country Programme for the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, is aligned to the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UNMSDF) 2017-2021. UNFPA’s programme applies a human rights and culturally sensitive approach, supported by evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue to address issues of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, youth and population dynamics. Enabling the environment for sexual and reproductive health and rights; increasing national capacities to advocate for and deliver policies and programmes for access to sexual and reproductive health information and services; and strengthening legal and protection systems for the implementation of laws, policies and programmes to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, which disproportionately affects women and girls, is at the heart of UNFPA’s support in the Caribbean. 
 

Scope of work – inter alia

  • Develop an out of school CSE toolkit to be implemented by CSOs in consultation with CSOs that will be engaged by UNFPA for that purpose, the toolkit should provide sensitization about GBV and make reference to GBV referral pathways where these exist
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to CSOs to assist them in engaging with specific youth populations
  • Train CSOs to use the Caribbean out of school CSE toolkit
  • Support the implementation of the Caribbean youth engagement guidance for out of school CSE that is being developed by UNFPA SROC.
  • Provide technical assistance where needed and support regional agencies, civil society organizations and community leaders to implement and manage the programme effectively.

Requirements:

To apply, kindly complete a profile in the UNFPA Consultants Roster at http://consultantroster.unfpa.org and submit application letter and CV to:

 

Vacancy #: 2021/ICC-02

The Spotlight Initiative

14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston, Jamaica

Email:  vacancy.sroc@unfpa.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Disclaimer

  • 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.