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- BY Nicole Pelette
Scope of Work:
This consultancy responds to a need for additional programmatic and technical capacity within the AUC-DHHASD to fulfil their leadership role on behalf of the AUC in the implementation of the SIARPO. The role provides direct support to the African Union Commission (AUC) on the implementation of its agenda to eliminate Gender Based Violence, including harmful practices. With the support of UNFPA, this role’s previous placement brought about a successful International Conference in 2018, which led to the launching of the AU Saleema Initiative on Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation; 2 strong Heads of State and Government Decisions (resolutions); 2 Head of State Reports on action to eliminate FGM on the continent delivered to the AU Summits in 2020 and 2021; and subsequently, a 5-year strategy of the Saleema Initiative. With this role in place, the AUC-DHHASD Department was able engage more consistently and provide greater policy clarity and guidance to its Member States to end GBV and harmful practices. In this way, the proposed consultancy will make a critical contribution to the achievement of the SIARP’s overall objectives.
Furthermore, this role was important in facilitating the development and signing of the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme, representing the AUC in the development of joint workplans and budgets and working closely with the UNFPA SIARP coordination team to move the programme forward. The reintroduction of this role will support the successful implementation of the acceleration workplans and ensure smooth coordination between the DHHASD and the UNFPA-PCU which is the main coordination point at the programmatic level.
Fast track and support the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme results within the AUC, where there is clearly a human resource capacity deficiency, particularly on Gender within the HHASD Department.
Strengthen the agenda and work of AUC HHASD Department on harmful practices, bringing about consistent action from the regional body to accelerate elimination of FGM across the continent. This contributes to addressing the ICPD unfinished business and on UNFPA’s transformative results areas, particularly on ending gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation.
Work towards strengthening the role and capacity of the AUC HHASD Department to advance continental action on eliminating GBV and harmful practices, leading to well-resourced mandate and agenda by the regional organization, which also reflects stronger results and resilience of UNFPA on the continent.
Be the programmatic coordination point for the UNFPA SIARP coordinator and support the organization of all joint meetings and events between the AUC and the UN.
The role will continue to service the areas below, coordinating closely with SIARP Team (HQ and ESARO) as well as the UNFPA-UNCIEF Joint Programme on FGM team based in Addis Ababa.
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Outcome 1 - Support to the Africa Union:
Outcome 2 - Data and Research:
Outcome 3: CSOs Engagement:
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