NATIONAL POST: Gender and GBV Specialist , European Union Spotlight Initiative, Bamako, Mali, NOC

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 27 May 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Bamako, Mali
Job ID: 22962


The Position

The Gender and GBV Specialist will provide technical support, leadership, guidance and contribute to advocacy in GBV area. She/he also provides technical Assistance implementation and advice. She/he contributes to meaningful Sexual Gender Based Violence response and coordinates partnership development. The Gender and GBV Specialist acts as the GBV Focal Point and is responsible for forging and maintaining productive working relationships with Partners and Communities.

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 in Public Health, Sociology, Public Administration, or any other related field;

Knowledge and experience:

  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive technical area, of which at least two years at the international level Strong technical knowledge in the science and application of social and behavioural change in the area of health services, family planning, youth and gender issues;
  • Experience in project management and in the region is required;
  • Proven ability to produce demonstrable results:
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-disciplinary, complex and multicounty
  • programme environment.


Fluency in French is required and working knowledge in English is an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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Girls 27%