Non-Rotational

Spotlight Programme Officer within the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security - Spotlight Initiative Guyana

9 April 2021

UNFPA SRCO Jamaica

 

Purpose of Consultancy

The main purpose of the consultancy is to support the Ministry in the implementation of the Guyana Spotlight Initiative activities that relate to the mandate of the Ministry of Human Services & Social Security. 

Under the overall technical guidance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Guyana Liaison Office and the direct supervision of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, the Spotlight Programme Officer within the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security will support the Ministry with the implementation of the Guyana Spotlight Initiative activities that relate to the mandate of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security; providing the technical coherence leadership to support the Ministry with accelerated implementation of Spotlight activities as well as  to support the Ministry with the integration of Spotlight activities into the strategic framework of the Ministry for sustainability purposes.   
 

Background

The European Union and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year program aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices.  It will follow a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as ending impunity for VAWG.  

The Guyana Spotlight programme 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. Under the leadership of the Government of Guyana and the UN Resident Coordinator’s office, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN), other UN organizations, and civil society organizations in Guyana, will lead efforts to address five key priority areas that target family violence against women and girls in Guyana. These five priority areas of intervention, under the Guyana Spotlight programme are: (i) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence; (ii) School based Gender-Based Violence; (iii) Intimate Partner Violence; (iv) Incest/ early sexual initiation/ teen and pre-teen pregnancies; (iv) forced sex by a family member or relative.
 

Requirements:

Visit our website: http://bit.ly/UNFPAPRO for the detailed Terms of Reference.

 

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

 

Vacancy #: 2021/Spotlight Programme Officer/ICC-02

The Spotlight Initiative

107-108 Duke Street, Georgtown, Guyana

Email:  guyana.office@unfpa.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Note:

  • 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.