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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-30

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Programme Specialist,Gender-Based Violence Coordinator, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi (Kenya)

Job Summary

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.


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