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Purpose of consultancy:

International consultant for the development of the in-service training package for healthcare providers in line with the National Guidelines for Health Care Provider’s to Address GBV including Intimate Partner Violence in Timor-Leste.


GBV remains one of the most pervasive human rights issues in the young nation of Timor-Leste1. According to the 2016 Timor-Leste Demographic Health Survey, one third (33%) of women aged 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 152. Towards strengthening the health sector response to GBV (Outcome 2) UNFPA and WHO are expanding existing partnerships3 with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to ensure that health service providers have the capacity to deliver essential services in line with global standards and guidelines, that these services are made available and accessible to GBV survivors and that survivors understand and can exercise their rights to services4. There is growing recognition of the public-health burden of GBV, and the potential for the health sector to identify abused women during routine consultations and provide services to victims once identified.5 This importantly responds to the negative short and long-term health consequences of women who are exposed to violence compared with women who have never been abused6, as well as the effects on health and well-being of children in violent families (e.g. decreased vaccination and nutritional status, increased risk of behavioural and psychological problems, abandonment and early departure from the home).7 Though Timor-Leste has a well-established health system providing services through a tier structure of health institutions throughout the country, there are significant gaps in the health sector’s response to GBV (e.g. lack of training in GBV identification and response, accessibility to shelters8, and limited coordination between health services, shelters and other referral services). GBV response is clearly within the mandate of the MOH and there is opportunity through multiple service delivery entry to identify evidence of GBV and ensure that women are not further victimized through their treatment in health services. Guidelines and a national standard are required to ensure a standardised, quality response for front line providers.
This project will be supported through the grant funding of Zonta International. ZONTA international is a worldwide membership organization Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

Scope of work:

The International Consultant will work in collaboration with an implementing partner on the following deliverables:
1. The In-Service Training Package (Including a ToT model) for healthcare providers in Timor-Leste including job aid materials and noted improvements to be reflected in the next revision of the National Guideline.

2. A ToT package for the government partners whom will be delivering the training including quality assurance model and M&E tools to support trainers.
The consultant will work collaboratively with an Implementing Partner to complete both initiatives in order to ensure, information gathering, and contextualization.

Duration and working schedule:

60 working days (mid- June - end of December 2021)

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

Qualification and Experience

 Advanced degree in public health, gender studies, or other relevant advanced medical qualifications
Experience and Skills:
 At least 5 years’ experience working in health sector response to GBV including experience in developing clinical guidelines or trainings and ToT’s on this topic.
 Demonstrated ability to work in reproductive health or health systems in general
 Previous work experience in the clinical management of rape is advantageous
 Excellent track record in supporting INGOS and/or governments in integrating GBV prevention and response in health sector
 Familiar with and/may have worked on WHO guidelines
 Excellent written communication and presentation skills
 Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability) and ability to work in a team and receive constructive feedback.
 Knowledge of the Timor-Leste context is advantageous, but not essential
 Experience in Midwifery, Obstetrics is advantageous, but not essential
 Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter and a completed United Nations Personal History (P11) Form by email to, The P11 is available on the UNFPA websites at The closing date is 18th June 2021 at 17.00 p.m.
Please note that this is a re-advertisement, applicants who have applied earlier are not to apply again, as your applications have been registered and will be considered together with new applications.