NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender & Gender Based Violence, Banjul, the Gambia, NOB

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 7 October 2019 - 5:00pm(Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, the Gambia
Job ID: 25986

The Position:

The Gender/GBV Analyst draws special attention to the gender and human rights perspective of reproductive health in order to demonstrate how the cultural practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) reflects a deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, constituting an extreme form of discrimination against women.

Under overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, the Gender/Gender Based Violence Analyst will lead gender programming in the country programme.  S/he will provide technical leadership, and contribute to advocacy in gender and sexual Gender Based Violence response.

S/he will work on strengthening of capacity of the Gender machinery to better coordinate Gender and GBV interventions including FGM activities.

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. 

Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office environment and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, You will provide overall strategic guidance and inputs in gender programming and response as the strengthening of the FGM component of the country programme and its projects.  You will also play a key role in bringing expertise to the gender and GBV portfolio while addressing FGM and maintaining integrated, multi-sectorial approach to reach those furthest behind with impact, efficiency and cultural sensitivity. 

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced university degree in Gender, Social Anthropology, Law and Women’s Rights, Sociology, Cultural studies, or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in programme and project management, including international development assistance in the field;
  • Understanding of gender and human rights and women’s human rights is essential;
  • Broad experience in gender analysis, policy and programming is essential;
  • Experience in culturally sensitive programming is essential;
  • Experience in advising and supporting initiatives to promote gender equality and eliminate FGM;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work, including programme/project planning design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results


Fluency in English is required.

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