NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst for Gender Based Violence (GBV), Yangon, Myanmar Country Office, NOB
UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. We support countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. Eliminating maternal mortality, advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women are key programme priorities of UNFPA defined in the UNFPA Strategic Plan (2018-2021).
UNFPA manages the “Women and Girls First” Programme (2016-2018), a 14 million USD multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund. Under the Women and Girls First Programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws. Through these key outcomes, UNFPA will also be seeking to achieve improved and strengthened access to justice and increased participation of women in the peace process, through economic and political empowerment. The programme focus areas include Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan, Kayin States with additional technical support to other areas such as Kayah and Mon States.
Under overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative, with direct supervision from Programme Specialist (GBV), and in close coordination with UNFPA CO in Yangon, the incumbent provides technical, operational and coordination support to UNFPA’s GBV programme. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will work in close collaboration with national authorities, non-state actors, humanitarian and development agencies (UN, NGOs and INGOs) and civil society organizations to provide GBV coordination and technical assistance as appropriate. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will also work to support the sub offices in the field locations in Kachin, Northern Shan, Rakhine and Kayin to ensure quality and timely programme design and implementation. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will also work closely with the UNFPA Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Programme to ensure the streamlining of programme implementation and evidence based policy development.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience
Strong commitment to the mandate of the UN and UNFPA in Myanmar
Field experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or reproductive health issues in emergency and post conflict contexts
Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV and/or SRH, including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960)
Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings
Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings; IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; and WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching Gender-based Violence in Emergencies
Excellent computer literacy (windows environment, MS office applications including Word, Excel and Power-point and Internet skills)
Experience and capacity in development and delivery of GBV training components to government, NGO, and community level participants
Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages; and Working level of other Myanmar ethnic languages would be asset.