Consultancies- SURGE Response, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist, Venezuela

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 30 April 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Caracas, Venezuela
Job ID: 22756

The Position:

UNFPA is seeking surge experts in the following areas in support of ongoing emergency human resource needs in the Latin America region, in particular in Venezuela as well as neighboring countries receiving refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

UNFPA has committed to scale up its humanitarian response and increase organizational capacity with a focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and addressing sexual and reproductive health needs in emergencies. To support this organizational need, the development of a Global Emergency Roster will ensure UNFPA has access to a pool of qualified individuals to deploy for short-term emergency assignments.  UNFPA invites suitable, interested, qualified independent humanitarian professionals to apply for registration in the Global Emergency Roster particularly in support of UNFPA’s efforts in Venezuela and neighbouring countries. Our current need is in: Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).

As part of the selection process, participants will be invited to participate in a video interview, technical assessment and written essay. 

Candidates may then be considered for surge deployment to support our Latin America region and in particular to support our response to the needs in Venezuela and neighboring countries receiving migrants and refugees.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience:

For positions at the P2 level

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience (e.g. GBV, protection, human rights) with graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS);

For positions at the P3 level

Minimum 5 years of relevant ((e.g. GBV, protection, human rights) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which 2 years in the field and 3 years in an international capacity.  

For positions at the P4 level

Minimum 8 years of relevant (e.g. GBV, protection, human rights) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which 3 years in the field and 5 years in an international capacity.

Candidates should meet at least the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate understanding of survivor-centered approach;
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, with team members based in other countries/organizations;
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and under pressure;
  • Able to work with different stakeholders from government institutions, international organizations, academia and NGOs, and the affected communities;
  • Proven expertise in relevant areas such as preventing and responding to gender based violence, protection, gender equality and women’s empowerment;   
  • Experience responding to emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.


  • Proficiency in Spanish is required, Excellent analytical, communication, writing and editorial skills in English. 


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Population : 32.8 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 67%
Girls 73%