Coordinator, Gender Based Violence Sub-Cluster, Juba, South Sudan, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 5 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Juba, South Sudan
Job ID: 21273

The Position

The Coordinator, GBV sub-cluster will facilitate and coordinate multi-sectoral, inter-agency GBV interventions in a humanitarian emergency. Comprehensive GBV prevention and response programming in humanitarian emergencies requires skilled coordination of a range of organizations and actors from the displaced and host communities, NGOs, government partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations. 
In addition, the Coordinator, GBV sub-cluster will represent UNFPA in an inter-agency capacity to ensure a robust and well-functioning coordination body that promotes the highest standards of GBV prevention and response, in line with global guidance.
You will report directly to the Deputy Representative.

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

Advanced University degree (at least masters level) in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 7-10 years of experience working on gender-based violence, of which 4 are at the international level, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders. Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and Humanitarian Programme Cycle, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.
  • Experience designing and managing GBV programmes in an NGO (recommended).
  • Initiative; strong conceptual abilities; sound judgment; strong networking ability and relationship management.
  • Willingness to work in a non-family duty station.

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

South Sudan
Population : 13.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 6%
Girls 4%