Programme Specialist,Gender-Based Violence Coordinator, Nairobi, Kenya
UNFPA works in partnership with the Federal Government of Somalia and the Administrations of the Federal States on a programme to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Deputy Representative of the Somalia Office, the Programme Specialist/GBV Coordinator, provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as with national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming. This response includes a close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met. UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster, and the Coordinator for the GBV Capacity Development programme, which the incumbent will coordinate. The Programme Specialist/GBV Coordinator supervises national staff and international consultants.
Qualifications and Experience
• Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, or gender and development or related field;
• 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme
management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
• Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
• Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
• Prior training in Gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, recovery and development settings;
• Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations;
• Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response an asset;
• Prior experience in the UN system will be a strong asset;
• Fluency in oral and written English essential; ability to communicate in Arabic an advantage.