SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER: Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 30 May 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Multiple
Job ID: 16375

Job Summary



The UNFPA’s Global Emergency (Surge) Roster contains the various profiles of staff members needed in emergency and humanitarian situations. In the event of an onset of an emergency or humanitarian crisis, staff members who are on the Roster will be deployed to the affected country (or countries) within 48 - 72 hours.  Staff members 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. 

The incumbent serves as a member of the Country Office Management Team, and provides operational support to the Country Office, contributes to the delivery of the humanitarian/emergency efforts to the affected population, and ensures that operations are carried out, effectively, efficiently, in a timely and transparent manner, mindful of subsequent audit considerations.


Candidates should meet at least the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate understanding of 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;   
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency Spanish is an asset;
  • Experience responding to emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.


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