There is growing recognition that gender-based violence against women is a serious violation of basic human rights that must be eliminated from all sections of society. In Lao PDR, gender-based violence against women is a by-product of traditional beliefs and discriminatory customs related to gender roles. And without a strong rule of law and governance mechanisms for survivors to seek civil remedies, the elimination of gender-based violence against women cannot be achieved.
Since ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1981, Lao PDR has been politically committed to eliminating gender-based violence and recognizes that its elimination is a critical part of the development process.
Under the Khan Hom Project supported by KOICA, UNDP is providing support to the Justice and Policing Sector of the Government of Lao PDR to develop policies to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality services to survivors of violence. Equally important to the provision of services are efforts to ensure awareness of services as well as social and behaviour change to enable and encourage survivors to seek out such services. While 1 in 3 women experience violence, just 2 percent will seek help for myriad reasons, many of which stem from harmful social and traditional norms.
As such, the successful applicant for this assignment will support capacity development of the Lao Women’s Union, the leading mass organization in the representation of women and the protection of their rights, to adopt and adapt communication for social and behaviour change (CSBC) to go beyond simple awareness raising of issues to create real change in society in how survivors of violence against women are viewed not only by other but of themselves.
UNDP is committed to gender-responsive programming to promote and protect the rights of women, and provide them with opportunities to fulfil their potential, contribute to society, and ensure the government of Lao PDR fulfils its pledge under the UN Sustainable Development Goals to “leave no one behind” as the country moves forward toward 2030
The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the improvement of communication and community outreach efforts of the Lao Women’s Union to create real social and behaviour change around the issue of violence against women.
The objective of the consultancy is to support the Lao Women’s Union to implement their communication strategy for the Khan Hom Project, working on both community outreach and informational campaigns.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to support the national consultant with their knowledge of the local context and culture to ensure the undertaking of the following tasks:
Task 1: Draft a detailed workplan for the assignment
Task 2: Finalize CSBC communication manual and deliver dissemination workshop
Based on the communication manual developed in the previous year and agenda, conduct a one-day consultation meeting with LWU and interested communication officers from other organizations to provide feedback.
Task 3: Conduct series of training sessions for informational campaign and provide ongoing mentoring
1. Develop materials, including PowerPoint slides and translating/editing content, to conduct series of training sessions on skills needed for informational campaigns as listed in Task 1, including but not limited to:
2. Provide ongoing mentoring support to LWU, providing feedback on communication materials and assets and ensuring alignment with the communication strategy for Khan Hom
Task 4: Conduct needs assessment, deliver series of training sessions for community outreach, and provide ongoing mentoring and monitoring
Task 5: Provide support to plan for and develop communication materials for the 16 Days of Activism (16DOA) Campaign 2023
Required Skills and Experience
LANGUAGE : Fluency in Lao and English
Requirements for submission of proposals
All interested and qualified International or National Individual Consultants should apply online using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.undp.org/laopdr/jobs
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available at the links below
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Technical Proposal
(i) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
(ii) Providing a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work including the work
schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverable;
2. P11 Form Education and work experience, including past experience in similar projects and contact references of at least 3 references for whom you have rendered preferably the similar services;
3. Financial proposal: Detailed financial proposal: Lump sum offer with clear cost breakdown against each deliverable. Please use this template Offerors Letter to UNDP
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