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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: UG - Ungraded Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-02

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CFA 2017/61 (P) - Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist (UG) - Multiple Locations, South Sudan

Multiple locations (Various)

Call for Applications

Position Title Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist

Duty Station :Multiple Locations, South Sudan Classification Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 January 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) and the direct supervision of the Senior GBV Specialist, the Gender Based-Violence (GBV Specialist) will provide technical and operational lead in strengthening GBV response services and referrals to ensure high standards of care are available for GBV survivors in IOM’s operational areas. The GBV Specialist will collaborate with IOM’s MHPSS and Migration Health Units and the GBV sub-cluster partners. The focus of this position is to build the capacity of national staff and partners on GBV service delivery.

The development of technical approach, capacity building and implementation of GBV response services to be in-line with both international and South Sudan standards and best practice. Approaches must be survivor-centered, actively work to reduce stigma. In particular, the incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Design and conduct GBV-specific assessments and service mapping in operational areas to identify gaps in service delivery and barriers to survivor’s support seeking and reporting; • Design and contextualize the GBV prevention and response capacity building approach, materials and tools to reduce stigma and increase quality of care for GBV survivors among IOM GBV team, primary health staff and social workers, coordinating with the GBV sub-cluster for any required CMR training;

Page 1 / 4• Strengthen community-based referral systems, entry points for reporting and adherence to GBV guiding principles and stigma reduction;

• Support the implementation of the GBV mainstreaming strategy for WASH programming, including developing and conducting training for WASH staff and partners; • Provide technical inputs for develop the GBV primary prevention behavior change strategy and toolkit;

• Identify and develop partnerships and capacity building strategy with national NGOs and CBOs;

• Support the development and implementation of livelihood activities for GBV survivors & persons at risk;

services provided and ensure adherence to ethical and safety principles;

• Provide regular activity reporting for programmatic requirements and for the GBV sub-cluster; • Ensure all approaches used are conflict sensitive, include differentiation of approaches for GBV survivors of different ages and genders, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups, and take concrete action to identify and mitigate any possible negative effects; • Provide representation at the national GBV sub-cluster when requested and participate in technical working groups related to response services and maintain good relations with other GBV, PSS and Health actors;

• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master degree in Behavioral or Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience Experience

• At least 5 years professional experience working with GBV survivors and/or on GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment;

• Ability to design and deliver effective training and mentoring on GBV prevention and response topics;

• Experience in GBV primary prevention programming;

• Good report writing skills;

• Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;

• Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited Page 2 / 4resource environment;

• Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software;

• Previous experience in equivalent role in South Sudan is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic language is an advantage. Desirable Competencies:


• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are

nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements and security clearances. How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly Page 3 / 4completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 14.12.2017 to 02.01.2018

Requisition: CFA 2017/61(P)-Gender-Based Violence(GBV)Specialist(UG)-MultipleLoc, South Sudan (55286560) Released

Posting: Posting NC55286561 (55286561) Released

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