Temporary Appointment: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) AoR Needs Assessment and Analysis, Information Management Officer, Humanitarian Office, Geneva, P-2

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 28 October 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Job ID: 26518

The Position:

The Needs Assessment and Analysis GBV IM Officer will report directly to the Global Coordinator of the GBV Area of Responsibility, in the Humanitarian Office. The GBV Needs Assessment and Analysis IM Officer will work in a team two, in close collaboration with the GBV Data Collection and Management Officer. The team will provide remote and in-country technical support on IM, needs assessment and analysis to GBV sub-clusters and represent the GBV AoR in all IM and assessment related work streams within the Global Protection Cluster and OCHA-led groups. The two GBV AoR IM Officers will together develop cutting edge guidance; ensure sustained engagement in global processes, and alternate mission support to field GBV sub-clusters, in line with language skills, availability and technical expertise.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The GBV AoR Strategy 2018 – 2020 highlights that data and IM is a crucial part of coordination and quality response and requires greater investment. Currently there are significant gaps in capacity for specialized GBV IM, which impacts the narrative of GBV and the integration of GBV into humanitarian system-wide response. There is a need for the GBV AoR to build up capacity in line with IASC guidance and the expectation that lead-agencies provide IM capacity at country level to support coordination capacity, enabling 1) HCT leadership through increased GBV sub-cluster capacity to provide analysis and strategic advice, in line with the Protection Policy 2)  a stronger evidence base for the GBV response, 3) and stronger resource mobilization at country level, to address the important gaps that exist in the GBV sector.

The GBV IM Officer will  provide substantive support to develop IM capacity within the GBV AoR, in line with the GBV AoR Strategy. He/she will be working closely with the Data Collection and Management Officer, and will participate in all relevant GBV-related data initiatives and provide direct technical support to GBV colleagues in the field in collecting, analyzing, sharing, disseminating and using GBV-related data. He/she will function as the technical backstop and be in charge of developing the methodology related to GBV IM. He/she will represent the GBV AoR in inter-agency groups such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG). He/she will assist the GBV AoR Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator with representation of the GBV AoR in the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), liaise with the GBVIMS Inter Agency Project and other relevant initiatives as well as close collaboration with other clusters, such as CCCM, food security and health clusters. Moreover, he/she will be responsible for ensuring that GBV related indicators are collected, analyzed and used in a structured, safe and ethical way in different data collection initiatives and other tools. He/she will develop necessary tools and guidance for GBV IM products, as well as document lessons learnt and best practices.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University Degree or equivalent in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, international relations, international law, socio-economics, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Required demonstrable professional experience in the area of Gender-Based Violence Information Management linked to sub-cluster coordination.
  • Required in-depth understanding of current challenges surrounding global tools and guidance on GBV Information Management, in particular processes surrounding the HNO/HRP and inter-agency IM workstreams.
  • Minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in areas relevant to Information Management, analysis, and needs assessments.
  • Effectively uses quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as visualization methods, software and ability to produce and disseminate regular IM products tailored to appropriate audiences.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other data analysis tools, desktop editing and publishing software.
  • Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach and the Transformative Agenda.
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, and training and mentoring to GBV and non-GBV specialists in GBV IM standards and principles.
  • Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.

Technical knowledge:

  • Proven technical expertise designing and coordinating assessments: solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques (in particular Focus Group Discussions);
  • Strong understanding of GBV needs analysis including proven experience in development of analytical frameworks and use of qualitative data for needs analysis;
  • Ability to advice GBV IMOs and coordinators on the use of qualitative data, indicators, severity ranking, composite measures, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven understanding of the specific safety and ethical concerns related to GBV data, analysis of GBV IM data, as well as illustrating trends;
  • Proven technical expertise managing data and information cycle: from data collection and analysis for diverse, as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing products;
  • Demonstrated skills in (qualitative) data analysis and visualization
  • Experience with programs for qualitative needs analysis including DEEP and NVivo.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.



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