Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist

FSM Government/World Bank

About the organization

COUNTRY: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
NAME OF PROJECT: Digital FSM Project (P170718)
Assignment Title: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist:

Reference No.: FM-DOFA-185768-CS-INDV

The Federated States of Micronesia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Digital FSM Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services is to support FSM to identify and manage the SEA/SH risks associated with the FSM WB portfolio by preparing a country profile key risks and existing services; and to prepare a referral pathway to SEA/SH services which can be used by each FSM WB (and other) funded projects. A (short-term) consultant is to be engaged to support the development and implementation of a Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Sexual Harassment (SH) assessment for World Bank projects supported under the Centralized Implementation Unit (CIU), FSM National Government.


The consultancy will take a two phased approach; Phase I: this will be desk based from the consultants home country. The activities under this phase will be to review existing information and previous studies, virtual consultation with stakeholders as necessary/appropriate and allow for information to be collated, analyzed and recommendations developed (see following specific tasks below). Outputs of this phase will also include a plan for Phase 2. Phase II: will include a single in country visit to each state of the FSM to finalize report requirements including holding on the ground stakeholder meetings, information conformation, consulting on desk based findings, and the delivery of required training.

Due to the current travel restrictions due to the COVID pandemic within the FSM, neighboring travel hubs and regionally it is envisaged that the consultant will initiate Phase I of the consultancy once contracted and liaises with the FSM CIU and WB safeguard team to discuss and finalize appropriate in country time requirements associated with Phase II. In country consultation will be supported by members of the CIU.

It is expected that the assignment will be completed within six (6) months after commencement and has been allocated 40 person-days of professional input.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment are attached and/or can be obtained by the email address given below.

The Central Implementation Unit (CIU) within the FSM National Government Department of Finance and Administration (DoFA) now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.


The criteria for selecting the Consultant are:

• Master’s degree in relevant social science or gender service area from a recognized university;
• A minimum of 8-10 years’ professional experience in gender assessments including GBV prevention and response programming in the context of development projects;
• Good understanding of underlying causes, global best practices and familiarity with World Bank and other development partners GBV policies;
• Knowledge of the GBV issues associated with human trafficking and appropriate management measures;
• Demonstrable experience in the Pacific region;
• Proven capacity to translate analytical work into policy advice and operational, actionable, recommendations; and
• Strong reporting and writing skills and excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in English.

Desirable Experience
• Knowledge of GBV actors in the Pacific and Micronesian region (i.e., FSM, Palau, Kiribati, RMI);
• Knowledge of social and customary-traditional issues of the Micronesia region (FSM, Palau, Kiribati, RMI) and/or Pacific SIDS;
• Experience working on World Bank projects and/or other development partners.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection Method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 Pohnpei Time (Local Time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the email address below by Friday, February 28th, 2020 to:

Mrs. Beulah Daunakamakama
Program Manager
Central Implementation Unit
Department of Finance & Administration
Palikir, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Email: [email protected]

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