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Project Assistant (GBV/CRSV Response)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Volunteer - National Youth - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Gender-based violence
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, promotes gender equality, reproductive health, youth empowerment. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the UN General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children”. Together with partners, UNFPA works in 150 countries, and in Ukraine since 1997. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA in Ukraine works for: • creating conditions in which every young person can fulfil the potential, lead a healthy lifestyle, know their reproductive rights and take an active social life; • conducting sexual and reproductive health campaigns to improve access to health and care services and improve its quality, especially for young people; • combating gender stereotypes in society (through the media, compulsory education for civil servants on gender mainstreaming, the improvement of national gender policy and anti-discrimination expertise of school textbooks); • providing information and services to gender-based violence survivors through the creation of crisis centres, supporting the work of mobile teams of psycho-social and support, providing expert support and raising general awareness in society.


As a result of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the number of women, men, girls and boys who have suffered from war-related violence, particularly sexual violence, in the country has increased, which is why to support and assist the survivors, UNFPA has established a range of assistance services all across Ukraine. By working collaboratively with partners and mobilizing resources to serve even the most hard-to-reach areas, UNFPA strives to mitigate the long-term impact of the war on the lives of women and girls, men and boys, helping to ensure that they not only survive but also have the necessary support to rebuild their lives and communities. This is in particular done through the membership in the Inter-Agency Working Group to Respond to CRSV and Assist Survivors established to design, implement and monitor the Implementation Plan for the Framework of Cooperation on Prevention and Response to CRSV signed in 2022 between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations. To further the Framework’s implementation, a comprehensive UN Joint Interagency Project bearing the title “Strengthening national and community-based CRSV prevention and response mechanisms in Ukraine through a survivor-centred multi-sectoral approach is launched under the auspices of the UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict, chaired by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The project implementers are UNFPA, IOM, UN Women, UNODC, WHO, UNDP. With respect to the mentioned above, UNFPA is seeking highly motivated candidates who share our passion of making a sound contribution to creating a Ukrainian society free from gender-based violence, prevent maternal mortality, where every young person can develop their full potential, including in humanitarian settings. Working within a large and complex Country Office (CO) environment, the incumbent will support the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health, and gender with a particular focus on CRSV response.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Analyst (CRSV Prevention and Response) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Assistant will: ● Support UNFPA GBV/CRSV Response team in fulfilling its duties to ensure response to CRSV in Ukraine. ● Assist in implementing the UN Joint Interagency Project ‘UNited Action to Empower Survivors of CRSV’. ● Assist UNFPA GBV/CRSV Response team in maintaining UNFPA’s services for GBV/CRSV survivors. ● Contribute to drafting terms of reference for service requests on logistical support, monitoring of the work of contracted providers, providing timely feedback and consolidating comments on the deliverables. ● Contribute to preparation of various information materials by UNFPA GBV/CRSV Response team, including policy briefs, fact sheets, and position papers, to deliver key messages and recommendations to target audiences. ● Assist in organizing meetings, workshops, seminars and other events to raise awareness of UNFPA's work and promote its goals and objectives. ● Ensure proper filing of all products on the office shared drive. ● Facilitate printing requests. ● Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: ● Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day). ● Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country. ● Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. ● Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. ● Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers. ● Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. As an active UNFPA team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNFPA and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: ● Improved administration of GBV programme and related projects. ● Improved data collection processes to ensure availability of quality data for programme and decision-making purposes. ● Project documents, communication materials and training materials are produced, reviewed and revised when necessary. ● Workshops, training, meetings and other events are co-organized in a timely manner. ● Quality inputs to research on topics related to the GBV/CRSV are provided when necessary. ● Seamless and cooperative work with the UNFPA staff members is ensured. ● Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment. ● A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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