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Hiring Office:

UNFPA Port Moresby, PNG

Purpose of consultancy:

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in the UNFPA Strategic Plan.

The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in the Pacific prioritises a focus on addressing and preventing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as a leading form of violence against women and girls in the region. The Spotlight Initiative aims to drive transformation through work across six pillars: laws and policies; strengthening institutions; prevention of violence and social norm change; delivery of quality services; gender based violence (GBV) data availability and capacities; and supporting the women’s movement and civil society.

As part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative and supported through complemented funding, UNFPA PNG is prioritising the strengthening of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services services for women, girls, men and boys. The delivery of structured, staged training and coaching of frontline providers and relevant actors is critical to achieving this. UNFPA is establishing a roving training team to support this work. UNFPA seeks a consultant to support this work.

Scope of work:

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

The work will be conducted in support of the Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO).

The consultant (training officer) will work closely and under the direct supervision of the roving team manager. The training team will be comprised of the lead consultant (roving team manager) and an anticipated 3 support staff (training officer x 2 and training assistant x 1). The consultant will support the roll-out of training in key GBV and SRH areas. Key responsibilities will include:

Assist in technical development of training materials;

Co-facilitate training;

Support preparation and programme management including procurement, logistics and administration;

Work closely in all with SRH counterpart in all aspects of training;

Maintain a training database.

Training may include GBV basic concepts, psychological first aid (WHO LIVES), clinical care for GBV survivors, case management and referral however training priorities will be set with Programme Speciaist/s and the programme team subject to priorities. Programme Specialist/s and the roving team manager will work closely with the consultant to support their knowledge in key areas where needed as well as provide technical materials from the outset.

The training plan will be set with and under the guidance of Programme Specialist/s. It is anticipated that training will occur across project locations. Accordingly, significant travel is anticipated.

Payment terms

The contract will cover the period 70 days from March 2022 to June 2022.

Payments are calculated on the basis of a daily rate.

Place where services are to be delivered:

Services may only be delivered in person.

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):

The consultant will be directly supervised by the roving team manager under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist/s. They will also work with relevant programme, communications and operations staff.

UNFPA reserves the right to amend deliverables and contract timeline in consultation and agreement with the consultant subject to changing priorities.

Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:

Reporting will be provided to the lead training consultant, who will report in turn to the Programme Specialist by way of bi/weekly meetings.

Supervisory arrangements:

The consultant will work under the supervision of the lead training consultant (training manager) under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist/s, UNFPA PNG.

Expected travel:

Services will be delivered either in-person to the PNG Country Office. Significant travel is anticipated.

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

The position is open to national consultants. The selection will be based on the following qualifications and competencies:


University degree in gender, public health, international development or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Strong familiarity with GBV key concepts and multi-sector response model, in particular health response;

Strong familiarity with GBV prevention, with specific focus with working with men and boys and/or school-based prevention and response models;

Experience leading trainings with strong facilitation skills;

Experience in programme management in relation to GBV and/or SRH programmes including monitoring and evaluation and reporting;

Experience working in PNG is strongly preferred.

Core Competencies


Exemplifying integrity

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

Embracing cultural diversity

Embracing change

Core Competencies:

Achieving results

Being accountable

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen

Thinking analytically and strategically

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Communicating for impact

iii) Required Skillset:

Advanced skills in communication. Exceptional capacity to communicate concepts and ideas in clear, concise and non-technical language both verbally and in written form;

Ability to produce written technical materials to a high quality under tight deadlines;

Strong interpersonal skills including for effective relationship management;

Analytical thinking to support strategising in the advancement of UNFPA’s position in-country.


Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Other Desirable Skills:

Inputs / services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g support services, office space, equipment), if applicable:


Other relevant information or special conditions, if any:


Submission of applications:

a) Interested applicants should submit their applications of interest to:

The Representative, UNFPA, Level 14, Kina Haus, Douglas Street, PO Box 1041, Port Moresby on Email: This should include: Letter of Interest, CV, and UN Personal History Form.

b) Closing Date: 9 February, 2022 (5pm PNG time).