NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist - GBV/Youth, Mogadishu, Somalia

  • Level: NOC
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 16 Jun 2018 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Mogadishu - Somalia

Job Summary

Organizational Location

The Programme Specialist, GBV/Youth is located in Mogadishu Country Office (CO) and reports to the Head of Office Mogadishu and the  Programme Specialist – GBV Coordinator in Nairobi

Job Purpose

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative of the Somalia Office and direct supervision of the Head of Office, Mogadishu and the Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator for Somalia CO, the GBV Specialist provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as with national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming. This response includes a close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met. UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster, and the Coordinator for the GBV Capacity Development programme, which the incumbent will assist in coordination. The GBV Specialist supervises national partners and assist in building their capacity to address programmatic and technical needs of UNFPA programme.


Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, or gender and development or related field;

Knowledge and Experience:

5 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 humanitarian context, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;

Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, recovery and development settings;

Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations;

Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response is an asset;

Fluency in oral and written English is essential;

Prior experience in the UN system will be a strong asset;


Fluency in English. Knowledge of written and spoken Somali is essential


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