Job Opening

Posting Title: National Consultant to Coordinate the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women in Conflict with the Law and Victims of Gender- based Violence against Women and Girls (GB-VAWG)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 16 February 2022 - 03 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-174969-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Developed assessment study, concept notes and workplans for the project
• Established effective strategic partnerships with governments, private sector and civil society
• Organize a policy-makers workshop on GB-VAWG and community engagement meetings
• A comprehensive final report of the assignment at the end of the consultancy.

Work Location

Home-based with travel within Kenya

Expected duration

120 Working Days between March and December 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Background of the Assignment:

The main objective of the Regional Programme (RP) (2016-2021) is to continue to enhance the rule of law and human security across the Eastern Africa region, through activities specifically tailored to combat existing challenges and address emerging threats. UNODC continues to support interventions to achieve security, justice and health priorities in the region by delivering legal and technical assistance to address transnational organized crime (TOC), corruption, terrorism, criminal justice and police reform, access to justice, and HIV and drug use prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme (CPCJ) aims to strengthen the rule of law in Member States in Eastern Africa. This is mainly through the prevention of crime and the promotion of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems. The Criminal Justice pillar supports interventions that achieve justice priorities in the region by delivering legal and technical assistance to address criminal justice and police reform and improve access to justice.

The escalation in gender-based violence against women and girls (GB-VAWG) cases has been linked to the confinement and lockdown measures imposed, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for legislation and responses aimed at protecting vulnerable members of the community is urgently needed due to the new risk factors that have arisen. In response, Kenya has instituted various legal and policy reforms, invested in the establishment of institutions to prevent, respond, and manage GB-VAWG and initiated innovative behavioral and communications programs. Kenya has been at the forefront of efforts and is devoted to the eradication of all forms of GB-VAWG. However, the implementation of the legal framework on victims’ access to justice is not effective in most cases. GB-VAWG affects predominantly marginalized communities, usually intimidated by the lengthy and inadequate criminal procedures that lack protection measures for survivors and cause secondary victimization during the process. Furthermore, social stigma and cultural norms and acceptability still play an important role in the prevalence of GB-VAWG .

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC facilitates the empowerment of parliamentarians, the judiciary, and civil society in their role in combating GB-VAWG . In Kenya, these efforts include the implementation of the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) that seeks to enhance efficient delivery of justice. In line with Sustainable Development Goal 5.2, ‘Eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private spheres’, comprehensive and multi-sectoral solutions are required, including rehabilitation and reintegration of women in the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice pillar, therefore, aims to respond to sexual and gender-based violence in national systems. This is also highlighted in the recently launched UNODC Africa Strategic vision which stipulates that in the next five years UNODC will Strengthen cooperation between criminal justice systems and other sectors of government and civil society to effectively prevent and respond to violence and crime and reduce vulnerabilities.


2. Purpose of the Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is twofold:

• To coordinate the implementation of the rehabilitation and reintegration programme for vulnerable women in conflict with the Law and victims of Gender- based violence against Women and Girls (GB-VAWG)
• Support establishment of a safe house for women and girls through technical support in partnership with national gender taskforces including the technical working group on gender lead by the County Commissioners.

3. Specific tasks to be performed by the Consultant:

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and the direct supervision of the UNODC ROEA Head of the Criminal Justice Programme, and in close cooperation and consultation with governments, private sector and other partners, the consultant will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

• Conduct a Rapid assessment of GB-VAWG interventions in the specific counties to identify potential government and civil society partners and target areas.
• Develop a strategy and workplan for addressing barriers encountered by GB-VAWG survivors during the legal process and secondary victimization by the criminal justice system
• Conduct awareness raising campaigns on changing mindsets and building resilience in the community - supported by artists, influencers, role models and young parliamentarians
• Pilot a community-based life skill training and changing mindset initiative in Nairobi, Machakos and Mombasa.
• Support establishment of a safe house for women and girls through technical support in partnership with national gender taskforces including the technical working group on gender lead by the County Commissioners.
• Organize a policy-makers workshop on GB-VAWG and community engagement meetings
• Support the rehabilitation and reintegration of women in prisons especially victims of sexual violence

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in psychology, sociology, international development, international relations, community development or other related discipline is required. A first university degree in combination with two extra years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:
• Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience with youth, vulnerable groups, work in the prisons and the criminal justice is required.
• Cross-cultural working experience in the field of community-based programmes is desirable.
• Experience of networking and forming development/poverty alleviation groups or strategic partnerships is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Swahili is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations Secretariat languages is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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