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Staff Care and Well Being Consultant

The purpose of the Staff Care and Wellbeing consultancy is to assist UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office in ensuring the provision of confidential staff care and wellbeing support to staff in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNFPA APRO supports programmes in 36 countries in the Asia Pacific region, including 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories through the Pacific Sub-Regional Office. COVID-19 has been confirmed in all Asian countries with UNFPA Country Offices with the exception of DPRK. Within the UNFPA’s Pacific sub-region, Fiji is the only country with confirmed cases (as of May 1). While the peak of the epidemic has passed in China, other countries are now at the beginning stages of a rapid surge or in the midst of the epidemic. All affected countries in the Asia Pacific region have experienced significant challenges to ensuring sufficient resources for timely prevention, surveillance, detection, diagnosis and supportive care in the fight against COVID-19.

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, where movement is restricted, people are confined, and protection systems weaken, women and girls are at greater risk of experiencing gender-based violence. In some context, our own staff have experienced these heightened risks of GBV or are supporting family members who are subjected to intimate partner violence.  While UNFPA country offices are supporting GBV risk mitigation and response programming across our operation areas, it is also committed to ensuring the wellbeing and care for agency staff in the response through provision of confidential briefings and counseling from specialized personnel with adequate experience in providing counseling support to survivors of GBV.

 

In additional to individual staff care, UNFPA APRO is also keen to seek expert advice to develop and implement a regional strategy for the provision of timely and quality psychosocial support to UNFPA staff and personnel impacted by GBV. UNFPA APRO is also committed to developing a training package for managers/supervisors on how to support staff members experiencing GBV.

 

The deadline for application is revised from 20 September to 27 September 2020 at 16:00 hours, Bangkok time.