NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist – Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 26 April 2018 - 5:00pm (Harare time)
Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Job ID: 15580

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF ZIMBABWE*

Job Setting:

The Programme Specialist Gender and GBV will be based in the UNFPA Zimbabwe country office and will operate as integral part of the UNFPA Zimbabwe country office team.

Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the incumbent provides programmatic and technical leadership to ensure the delivery of the organization’s transformative goal of ‘eliminating GBV’ in Zimbabwe.   S/he directs the gender programme team and works closely with UNFPA country office team as well as external partners such as government of Zimbabwe, sister UN agencies and civil society organizations. 

Education:

Master’s degree in law, social sciences, gender, public health and development or related field;

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Experience in utilising the following internationals tools is an advantage: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations;
  • Prior experience in the UN system will be a strong asset;

Languages:

Fluency in oral and written English is essential

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Zimbabwe
Population : 16.5 mil
Fertility rate
3.7
Maternal Mortality Ratio
443
Contraceptives prevalence rate
67
Population aged 10-24
32%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 44%
Girls 44%