The humanitarian situation in Iraq is one of the most severe and rapidly deteriorating crises in the world. To date, more that 3.2 million people have been displaced within Iraq since the beginning of 2014 and over 8.6 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. This is compounded by the existing refugee crisis in Iraq that accounts for more than 251,000 refugees from Syria. The majority of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) are scattered across more than 3,000 locations throughout the country with more than more than 2.9 million displaced people residing out of camps in host communities. Humanitarian service delivery is hampered by the dispersed nature of the crisis; many IDPs experience multiple displacement as well as lack of proper registration and documentation. As the crisis continues to deepen, humanitarian needs affected populations are escalating, in particular, among women and girls.
Assessments highlight acute gaps in the availability of GBV services across conflict affected regions of Iraq. In areas with some of the highest concentrations of IDPs like Anbar, Ninewa, Falluja and Kirkuk governorates, humanitarian actors have struggled to access many of the displaced communities due to fluctuating or no humanitarian access and lack of specialized GBV service providers especially capacity on GBV Case management.
UNFPA partners recently have increased their scope and coverage to respond to the needs of the displaced women and girls throughout Iraq through Mobile and static GBV services providing emergency psychosocial support and Case management. However capacity of the NGO s varies. To ensure, quality and streamlined GBV services especially Case management and psychosocial support, there is need to build capacity on the same. Case management and psychosocial support differ in that the primary focus of case management is on the spectrum of immediate needs related to the incident of violence while psychosocial support focuses more broadly on caring for the overall welfare the individual. Despite the differences there are important linkages and when implementing response programs case management and psychosocial support can complement each other.
Consultant will serve as a capacity building and case management trainer for Gender based violence program in Iraq. The Consultant is expected the following tasks:
31st October 2017
30th November 2017