TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster Interagency Coordinator P-3, Buea, Cameroon (FAST TRACK)

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 23 November 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Buea
Job ID: 33614

The Position:

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster Coordinator is under the overall leadership of the UNFPA country Representative, while reporting directly to the Head of sub-office, and functionally to the Humanitarian Coordinator. 

The GBV Sub-Cluster Interagency Coordinator’s duties include liaison and coordination with other organizations (coalition building), training and sensitization, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation. S/he will use the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and companion materials (orientation and training guides, planning worksheets, etc.) to facilitate planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programmes.

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.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree, with specialization in areas such as social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and HPC, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.
  • Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors would be an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required, and working knowledge of French is desirable.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Cameroon, Republic of
Population : 27.2 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 63%
Girls 0.83%

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