Under the overall guidance of the Representative and the direct supervision and guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Specialist provides leadership and advice on all aspects related to planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of UNFPA Afghanistan’s GBV interventions, including identifying opportunities for partnerships and resource mobilization. The GBV in Emergencies Specialist heads the GBV team and is expected to guide national staff.
In a complex operating environment, you will play a vital role in supporting the UNFPA Country Office’s response to the health and protection needs of women and girls. You will ensure timely effective and efficient implementation of GBV programming, manage the GBV team, and actively participate and ensure UNFPA representation in inter-agency working groups. To ensure an integrated response, you will develop strong, collaborative relationships across the organization and with external partners. You will guide the application of the international standards for GBV programming in humanitarian settings, adapting them to the Afghanistan context; identify bottlenecks in GBV prevention and response within UNFPA’s humanitarian response; devise strategies to address them and ensure application of a resilience approach in the humanitarian response while addressing the humanitarian-development nexus programmatic implementation; provide leadership to ensure that technical knowledge is updated and disseminated for effective implementation.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in social work, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field.
Knowledge and Experience
- 7 years of specialized experience in GBV programming, 5 of which should be at the international level.
- Experience in managing GBV programmes in a complex humanitarian context.
- Strong record of coordination and management of GBV programmes, including large multi-year and multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners.
- Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming; Essential Services Package for women and girls subject to violence; Inter-Agency GBV Case Management Guidelines; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching GBV in Emergencies; and the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
- Demonstrated experience in leading capacity building initiatives in GBV programming and their application in humanitarian settings;
- Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
- Strong expertise in capacity development.
- Exceptional interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
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