SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER: Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 25 February 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Multiple Locations
Job ID: 14464


UNFPA’s Global Emergency (Surge) Roster contains the various profiles of personnel needed in emergency and humanitarian situations.  In the event of an emergency or humanitarian crisis, candidates who are on the Roster will be deployed to the affected country (or countries) within 48-72 hours.  Candidates selected for the Surge Roster will be invited to attend a workshop and simulation exercise and will be given access to training to augment the effectiveness of the Surge team members.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree from an accredited institution (qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Work experience: minimum of 2-9 years of relevant professional experience in humanitarian and/or development setting depending on the level you apply for;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the survivor-centered approach;
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, with team members based in other countries/organizations;
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and under pressure;
  • Able to work with different stakeholders from government institutions, international organizations, academia and NGOs, and the affected communities;
  • Proven expertise in relevant areas such as preventing and responding to gender-based violence, protection, gender equality and women’s empowerment; 
  • Proficiency in English required, French strongly desired.


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