SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER: Gender Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist

  • Level: Consultant
  • Contract Type: Consultancy
  • Closing date: 04 Jun 2017 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Multiple Locations

UNFPA welcomes interest from qualified internal staff and consultants.

Position Summary

Oversees the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programming in a humanitarian emergency. UNFPA GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies is multi-sectoral and involves implementing partners and other stakeholders from the affected communities, such as NGO and government, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations that engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives in line with a survivors-centred approach. 

Coordinates prevention and response interventions within the humanitarian architecture coordination mechanisms, such as GBV Sub-Sector/Cluster and GBV working groups. The GBV Coordinator is an interagency functional area led by UNFPA and as such represents all GBV actors to promote an efficient and coordinated response, as well advocates for GBV within the HCT, supports mainstreaming GBV in other sectors, and promotes resources mobilisation for the GBV community in country.

Maintains, strengthens, leads and manages the GBV Sub-Cluster/Sub-Sector Information Management function in line with the Humanitarian Program Cycle: engaging in robust analyses of available secondary data; consolidating existing assessments and findings; promoting assessments on the GBV situation and/or work with relevant agencies, support GBV data collection and dissemination in a safe and ethical way; and mapping current information available at country level. 


Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should meet at least the following requirements:

Advanced university degree from an accredited institution (qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree) OR relevant professional experience.

A minimum of three years to a maximum of ten of relevant humanitarian and / or development setting.

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, psychosocial support, sexual and reproductive health, public health, communications, gender equality and other related sectors.  

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