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Strengthening regional and national capacities to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 14, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on January 31, 2017

UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is seeking EOI for the implementation of a project to strengthen regional and national capacities to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific (2016 – 2019).

The objective of this program is to create a sustainable and innovative hub that can nurture and host the expertise needed in Asia and the Pacific for the measurement of VAW, UNFPA APRO is seeking to partner with an institution or consortium to create a Knowledge Centre for the measurement of VAW.

Scope of Work

UNFPA’s long term vision to contribute to knowledge, evidence and sustained capacity development in the area of measurement of VAW, UNFPA APRO intends to engage in a partnership with a suitable institution or consortium of organisations to:

◾Develop a high quality technical training curriculum and facilitators’ guidebook on measuring VAW.

◾Deliver a pilot training on the curriculum and revise the training materials with feedback from participants and the project Technical Advisory Committee.

◾Establish the training curriculum as a part of regular course delivered at the institution.

◾Provide technical assistance to VAW data collection initiatives by countries in Asia and Pacific region through mentorship by the course faculty of the institute and/or mobilization of a trained pool of national and international researchers.

◾Initiate/nurture a network of VAW researchers to support future VAW data collection initiatives both in the region and globally and to promote and advocate for quality in VAW prevalence studies.

Eligibility Criteria

◾Proposed team members must have the following qualifications: - Sound knowledge of quantitative research methods on VAW, preferably on VAW prevalence studies and all phases of research, including design, data collection, (statistical) analysis, interpretation, report writing and dissemination with a focus on ethical and safety issues throughout all these the phases; - Specific knowledge on qualitative research methods on VAW; - Skills/experience in knowledge translation and communication; - Experience and knowledge of the use of participatory processes; - Knowledge of Asia Pacific region will be desirable.

◾The institute or consortium should be committed to the possibility of further partnership with other institutions within the region or beyond to expand capacity building activities on VAW data measurement.

◾Interested in partnering with national/local Government institutions and/or NGO/research institutions that are concretely planning or implementing prevalence surveys, providing technical assistance and continued mentoring (as follow up on the training), also building and supporting south-to-south networks.

◾Able to work effectively with a Technical Advisory Committee who will provide technical advice on curriculum and capacity development strategy/modalities.

◾The institute or consortium should be willing to acknowledge that the course will build upon existing materials and efforts of other institutions to strengthen and build capacity on the measurement of VAW. The curriculum developed under this initiative will most likely be jointly owned by all the partners.

◾Multiple institutions are encouraged to apply as a consortium.

How to Apply

Interested Institutions should submit their expression of interest to UNFPA APRO via email at the address given on the website.

Deadline: 31 January 2017.

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam.

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Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Thanks for posting Ana.  Myanmar and Bangladesh are two countries that really need this initiative to work well.  It would be great to have a recap of what has taken place since you posted this announcement...