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GBV BASELINE CONSULTANT – HIAS Guyana Inc

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DESCRIPTION

HIAS Guyana, a humanitarian NGO, seeks a baseline consultant to assess the status of coordinated actions between different stakeholders in the prevention or mitigation of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Guyana with focus on migrants and refugees. The project, funded by the European Commission (DEVCO), is currently underway from March 2024 to February 2026.

The assessment aims to establish a baseline (quantitatively and qualitatively) for existing collaborations among women’s rights organizations, autonomous social movements, and relevant civil society groups working collectively to combat violence against women and girls. These findings will serve as a benchmark to assess ongoing interventions throughout the project duration.

HIAS, a global Jewish organization, envisions a world where displaced individuals achieve their full potential and contribute to society through legal, social, and systemic changes. Since 2020, HIAS has been active in Guyana, focusing on programs to enhance protection strategies for Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants (VRAM), address GBV, and promote economic inclusion.

REQUIREMENTS

DELIVERABLES:

  • Document outlining proposed methodology and approach, integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches (2-3 pages).
  • Final baseline report including 1) Executive Summary 2) Key Findings (with quantitative and qualitative data, specifically for the number, type, quality and frequency of the coordinated actions between organizations) and 3) Programmatic recommendations to create, increase or enhance these interactions. The tools, interview lists, and other relevant material should be placed in the annex.
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations to evaluation stakeholders and a Q&A session for HIAS Guyana and HQ staff as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE WORK:

The assessment of the Number of coordinated actions by women’s rights organizations, autonomous social movements and relevant civil society organizations in Guyana to advocate jointly on ending violence against women and girls seeks to stablish a baseline for these coordination actions in Guyana and determine the actual status of such activities within different stakeholders to assess the status of organization and meta-organization efforts to prevent or mitigate gender based violence in the country, with focus on migrants and refugees.

The establishment of this baseline involves a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of data collected through primary and secondary sources. These primary sources include field visits, key informant interviews, and focused group discussions with various organizations in Guyana. Additionally, secondary sources must be consulted, such as scholarly articles, reviews, investigations, books, or any other type of documentary material related to the coordinated actions between the different entities in the country.

The scope of this baseline will focus specifically on the coordinated actions taken by these entities. The consultant will examine their interactions with different institutions and their relationships with NGOs, women’s rights organizations, and other stakeholders involved in preventing or mitigating gender-based violence efforts. This will be specific for any type of gender-based violence, but a focus on migrants and refugees must be included as the different treatment that the host-community and migrants could receive responding or mitigating this type of violence is extremely important for this assessment.

The key purposes of the baseline are as detailed below:

  1. Map the organizations that exist in Guyana (of different kinds) that provides responses or mitigation of gender-based violence to host-community individuals and migrants.
  2. Quantify the number (if any) of coordinated actions between different stakeholders in Guyana regarding violence against women and girls.
  3. Document the type, quality, and frequency of these relationships so a comprehensive conclusion can be drawn of the current status of these interactions.
  4. Assess and identify critical internal and external factors that have contributed to, affected, or impeded these relationships and suggestions about how this could be addressed.
  5. Identify and articulate lessons learned, good practices, and concrete recommendations to inform the program design to create, increase or enhance the relationships between the organizations using secondary sources or experiences drawn from other countries/territories, as it is expected for HIAS to increase the number of these coordinated actions as part of the global objective of the ongoing project.

The evaluation will take place in various regions across Guyana, conducted in person. Particular attention will be given to areas where the project is actively being implemented, including Regions 03, 04, and 07.

METHODOLOGY:

The selected consultant will spend 8 working days in Guyana conducting fieldwork across key locations in Region 03, Region 04 and Region 07. The consultant will be based at the HIAS main office in Georgetown (Region 04) but will travel to the mentioned regions to conduct in-person consultations with stakeholders. This fieldwork will be closely coordinated and facilitated by the HIAS Guyana team, specifically the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) coordination.

To ensure the assessment provides valuable insights for HIAS’ ongoing work in Guyana, the consultant will collaborate closely with the relevant technical team and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) points of contact. All data collection will adhere to HIAS policies and align with national and local directives and guidelines.

The methodology for data collection and analysis framework will be developed by the consultant. The initial deliverable will be a concise 2–3-page document outlining the methodology and data collection or revision methods.

The consultant is expected to adopt a participatory and rights-based approach, considering factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, and contextual nuances. The experiences of individuals within the project’s target population will be central to this assessment.

The assessment design will incorporate a mix of data collection tools, including desk reviews, field visits, interviews (both in person and over the phone), questionnaires and group discussions. Additionally, the consultant will review other relevant documentation, such as program data if needed.

HIAS Guyana will facilitate access to a wide network of contacts across different regions. These contacts include representatives from governmental institutions, NGOs, women’s rights organizations, autonomous societal movements, and other civil society organizations. Furthermore, HIAS Guyana will provide any relevant materials related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Guyana.

 

 

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