National Consultant - Technical support Girls and Boys Scouts of Timor-Leste to adapt and implement Voices against Violence in 3 municipalities and strengthen capacity on programming for ending violence against women and girls
To address the global challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have partnered on a new multi-year programme, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Timor-Leste. The programme is aligned to the Timor-Leste “National Action Plan on Gender-based violence (2017-2021) and National SDG Roadmap, particularly on SDGs 5 and 16. It will contribute to the National Strategic Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s implementation of commitments under the Beijing Platform for Action, the Concluding Observations of the CEDAW Committee, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, among other international obligations.
The program was globally launched in 2017 and began implementation in Timor-Leste in 2020. There are five UN agencies participating in the Timor-Leste Spotlight Initiative. There are the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) provides overall strategic oversight and coordination for the Spotlight Initiative within the UN, with UN Women acting as the Technical Lead.
Despite progress made, violence against women and girls in Timor-Leste, and particularly intimate partner violence, remains widespread with 38% to 59% of women between the ages of 15 to 19 experience violence in their lifetime. As stated at the Timor-Leste State Report on CEDAW in 2019 and the report for the Beijing Platform of Action +25, there is a need for a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women and girls.
The Spotlight Initiative will contribute to the elimination of domestic violence, including intimate partner violence (DV/IPV), by responding to the needs of women and girls and addressing the underlying causes of violence against women and girls, using a multi-sectoral and intersectional approach across the ecological model. This will involve strengthening and widening partnerships and solidarity across civil society, government, media, private sector and development partners.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in advancing shared strategic objectives to promote gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment as well as addressing VAWG at all levels. CSOs continue to be an important constituency, working to hold the government accountable in order to deliver on commitments. However, despite the potential of civil society and women groups to advance women’s rights, including ending VAWG, they have faced gaps in funding, strategy and capacity development opportunities.
It is important to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of national ownership and the commitment to leave no one behind. These are both key goals of the Spotlight Initiative. Civil society networks and organizations have been accorded a unique role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Spotlight Initiative at country level. This will further empower CSOs, particularly those working locally and at the grassroots. Recognizing the reach of the National Scouts Association across Timor-Leste and the global Scouting movement’s role in mobilizing young people in support of the SDGs, the UN family in Timor-Leste established a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Scouts in Timor-Leste (União Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor-Leste/UNE-TL in 2019. This MoU committed to joint collaboration, including toward SDG 5 on Gender Equality. At the global level, UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts collaborated to create a curriculum Voices against Violence.
In support of these efforts, UN Women is working with the National Scouts in Timor-Leste (UNE-TL) to promote and strengthen capacities on girl and boy scouts as advocates for change – focusing on the target municipalities of Bobonaro, Ermera and Viqueque under the Spotlight Initiative. The collaboration will leverage national networks and adapt the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts curriculum Voices against Violence. This will ensure girls and boys are engaged in dialogue and develop the skills to promote gender equality and prevent intimate partner violence before it begins.
In this regard, UN Women is seeking a consultant to provide technical assistance to work with União Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor-Leste/UNE-TL to support the adaptation of Voices against Violence, roll-out and monitoring with UNE-TL in the three targeted municipalities
 The Asia Foundation 2016.Understanding Violence against women and children in Timor-Leste. Findings from The Nabilan Baseline Study: Summary Report. The Asia Foundation. Dili
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the proposed consultancy is to support UN Women in provision of technical assistance to the Girls and Boys Scouts of Timor-Leste related to adaptation of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) curriculum Voices against Violence, co-developed with UN Women. This will also include engaging in communicating for social and behavior change through UNE-TL and supporting UNE-TL to develop advocacy in target municipalities while also connecting with national networks, based on the key aspects of Voices against Violence.
Scope of work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Office in Timor-Leste, supervised by UN Women’s Spotlight Initiative Programme Officer, and collaborating with the UN Women’s Spotlight Initiative Programme Officer, the National Consultant will provide support and technical assistance to UNE-TL in advocating for change through adaptation and roll-out of the WAGGS curriculum Voices against Violence. This will specifically include the following tasks:
- Strengthen the capacity of the girls and boys Scout to better understand and address the issue of violence against women and girls in municipalities:
- Review and collaborate with the UNE-TL to adapt the Voices against Violence curriculum for the Timor-Leste context, including tools for monitoring the changes in participant knowledge, attitudes and skills, materials for planning and debriefing facilitators (including related to Do No Harm, referral pathways), among other relevant materials.
- Assess and strengthen facilitation skills of UNE-TL leaders, including leaders with disabilities and from the LGBTI community, to roll-out the adapted curriculum in the targeted municipalities.
- Develop behavior change communication products on preventing VAWG to accompany the curriculum for members to use in other community level face-to-face activities. These will promote gender-equitable norms, attitudes and behaviors, healthy relationships, self-esteem and respectful masculinities, covering issues from the adapted Voices against Violence.
- Develop training materials, training events, knowledge products and guidelines to strengthen UNE-TL leader facilitation skills in advance of conducting sessions with girl and boys Scouts, covering on gender-based violence prevention, the Law Against Domestic Violence, information on service providers, power relations, disability inclusion, among the topics in the curriculum.
- Provide support to networks across the municipalities to strengthen the linkages with people with disabilities in the promotion of gender equality and ending VAWG.
- Provide technical assistance to better connect the UNE-TL network with organizations of people with disabilities, including the UNE-TL can include people with disabilities in the roll-out of the Voices against Violence curriculum and other UNE-TL-related opportunities and activities.
- Provide technical assistance to increase the knowledge of members of UNE-TL on the rights of people with disabilities and integrate disability inclusion into the adaptation of the Voices against Violence curriculum, in consultation with people with disabilities.
- Provide accompaniment to support to the UNE-TL network for the planning, roll-out and monitoring of the Voices against Violence curriculum with at least 150 UNE-TL.
- Support identified UNE-TL leaders, including leaders with disabilities, to plan the roll-out in the three target municipalities, including developing introductory meetings with families and community leaders, conducting any initial participant assessments, identifying support services and other preparations needed.
- Participate in select sessions across municipalities to support facilitators at the start of the sessions, conduct debriefing reflections after sessions and document the process and learning identified.
- Support UNE-TL leaders to monitor and document changes identified with the participants through the initiative.
- Draft a report and presentation of lessons learned to share with the National UNE-TL and wider Scouting network.
Duration of the assignment
The duration of the assignment will be from 1 October 2020 – 31 May 2021 and will include some travel to municipalities; Ermera, Bobonaro and Viqueque.
The following deliverables are expected from the successful candidate.
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Oct 15, 2020
2. Report (10 pages with relevant annexes) on the technical support to develop a Timor-Leste version of the Voices against Violence curriculum program including tools and modules developed.
Jan 15, 2021
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Feb 1, 2021
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Mar 1, 20201
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Mar 16, 2021
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Dec 11, 2020
All the documents, including reports, questionnaires, presentations, and reports should be submitted in English language, or if in Tetum, include an English summary.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment all submitted reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women.
- All events should include a pre and post assessment, training materials and a report.
- UN Women will provide the consultant reference materials printing facilities, and internet access as needed, will facilitate coordination with key stakeholders.
- UN Women will facilitate in coordination with the UNE-TL logistics and transportation support when travelling out of Dili to municipalities if required in support of the assignment.
- UN Women will provide Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to cover expenses outside of the Duty Station when applicable, and upon approval of a Travel Authorization.
All arrangements will need to be adapted to current conditions, guidelines and requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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Required Skills and Experience
The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timelines, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required skills and experience
Master’s of Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Communications, Psychology, Gender and Development or other relevant fields.
- At least Master’s degree with three years experience or Bachelor’s degree with five years of experience of work on gender equality, women’s rights and prevention of violence against women and girls.
- Experience in training design and implementation, including development of curriculum materials or adaptation of curriculum materials
- Knowledge of best practice in social change-oriented activities
- Experience with young people’s organizations
- Demonstrated ability to produce documentation in Tetum
- Demonstrated ability to work with organizations to identify, plan and implement advocacy strategies
- Commitment to transformative change for gender equality
- Experience with the Scouting movement in Timor-Leste or internationally would be an asset
Language and other skills:
- Proficiency in oral and written English and Tetum languages
- Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology and equipment, IT tools, Internet and email.
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to UNDP Job site, not later than 7 September 2020 COB.
- CV and copy of the latest academic certificate.
- Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment.
- Sample of written work relevant to the assignment.
- The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, including travel and administrative fees, based on the template in Annex 1. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation. The actual payment will be payable based on the stated lump sum for each satisfactorily achieved deliverable.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without a financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
- UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
- A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
- Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
- Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]
A three-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals. Candidates who are fulfilling all the required skills and expertise will go to the technical evaluation process. The evaluation of the technical proposal is being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Total Obtainable Score
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
- Only the financial proposal of candidates who have all the required skills and expertise and have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
- The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
- The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
Annex I: Financial Proposal
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)
Develop a Workplan for the consultancy which is agreed between UNE-TL, UN Women and Consultant.
Oct 15, 2020
Report (10 pages with relevant annexes) on the technical support to develop a Timor-Leste version of the Voices against Violence curriculum program including tools and modules developed.
Jan 15, 2021
Report on Training of Trainers conducted (5 pages with relevant annexes including training materials)
Feb 1, 2021
Report on Piloting of adapted curriculum (10 pages with relevant annexes including analysis of assessment tools)
Mar 1, 2021
Report on advocacy and networking strategy for UNE-TL (max 10 pages with relevant annexes including all advocacy materials)
Mar 16, 2021
Report on review of mechanisms on how to integrate people with disabilities and other marginalized groups in the UNE-TL network (15 pages with relevant annexes)
Dec 11, 2020
The lump sum costs should include professional fees, travel and administration costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.