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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Gender-based violence
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-27

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Gender-Based Violence in Emergency Specialist, (P-3), Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, save lives...

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?

As part of UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF Cox’s Bazar is expected to provide leadership and support to the Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) coordination structures within the Humanitarian Cluster Approach to prevent and mitigate Gender Based Violence (GBV) as well as address GBV from a specialized programming perspective. To fulfill this function, the UNICEF GBViE Specialist will provide technical assistance to UNICEF on risk mitigation and prevention using the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) GBV Guidelines and response to GBV in emergencies to strengthen GBV programming and coordination efforts in affected areas. Under the direction of the Child Protection Manager, the GBViE Specialist will ensure that the UNICEF response to the Rohingya Influx is responsive to the needs of survivors of violence and more generally women and girls. In this way, the GBViE Specialist will work across the Child Protection/GBViE and other UNICEF led sectors to ensure that UNICEF and its partners are fulfilling their commitments in line with the GBV Sub Sector and the IASC GBV Guidelines and response to GBV in emergencies.

Provide technical support to the field office, implementing and operational partners and the GBV Sub Sector in the planning, development and implementation stages of programmes and strategic plans; ensure programming is undertaken in line with the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and IASC GBV Guidelines. Undertake field visits and assessments to monitor and evaluate project implementation, identify problems and propose remedial action. Identify alternative courses of action/tools needed to accelerate / improve programme delivery.

  • Provide technical support with formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GBViE projects to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
  • Provide training to implementing and operational partners on GBV prevention, mitigation and response in emergencies, as well as the development of referral procedures and improving procedures/practices around case management.
  • Liaise with gender Specialists within UNICEF to ensure integration of GBViE principles.
  • Support partners to implement and utilize GBVIMS/PRIMERO for GBV-related information collection, management, storage, analysis and sharing.
  • Provide technical support on the development of relevant UNICEF programming strategy documents, advocacy and policy documents to address GBV. This should include ensuring that UNICEF has programs in place to distribute supplies such as dignity kits.

Work with the child protection section and other UNICEF sectors and across agencies and Sectors to ensure GBV prevention and response is adequately addressed and coordinated across sectors and humanitarian interventions.

  • Provide technical assistance (including training support UNICEF staff and partners) and led the implementation of IASC Guidelines on Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings across UNICEF led and supported sectors, including the GBV Sub Sector.
  • Support the GBV Sub Sector to develop new and/or adapt existing training materials to the local context and implement relevant training sessions for multi-sectoral prevention and response actors.
  • Assist GBV Sub Sector and child protection sub sector to work together to promote comprehensive care for both children and adult survivors of GBV (i.e. ensuring the GBV-related Standard Operating Procedures appropriately address the needs of child survivors).

Provide support to UNICEF Child Protection (CP) sections as well as other sections such as WASH, Health, Education, Nutrition, etc., to ensure that GBV prevention and response is adequately addressed as a cross-cutting issue.

  • Support in close coordination with the Gender and WASH Specialist, health, C4D, education, and other programme sections and response sectors as required the overall analysis of needs and priorities specific to women and girls including dignity, safety, health, GBV/protection priorities related to water, sanitation, hygiene with a specific focus on menstrual hygiene management. and sustainability concerns.
  • Work through partners to test and refine programming approaches for GBV prevention and risk mitigation responding to the needs of girls and women based on dignity, safety and sustainability considerations.
  • Coordinate with other technical working groups/sub sectors e.g. CASH to ensure the complementarity of the sectoral intervention, as well as with other clusters/coordination platforms to identify opportunities for integrated/cross-sectoral interventions and to ensure the provision of GBViE services and referrals are appropriate and operational.

Ensure sufficient financial and human resource capacity is in place to effectively achieve goals noted above; manage donor, budget and programme reporting.

  • Promote and facilitate the inclusion of GBV into humanitarian appeal processes and documents.  As needed, also support reporting and writing funding proposals.
  • Attend technical cooperation meetings to undertake follow-up related to implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • Prepare programme reports for management as required.

Serve as UNICEF focal point to provide information relevant to media, research groups and similar agencies and NGOs in the area of gender-based violence in emergencies.

Support the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Focal Point for UNICEF Field Office Cox’s Bazaar as needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: Advanced university degree in Social Science, Gender or related technical field (e.g. Protection, Public Health, International Development, Human Rights).
  • Experience: At least 7 years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation on addressing GBViE. Relevant experience in programme/project development and management in an international organization is an asset. Knowledge of gender and development and one or more other relevant areas (e.g. behaviour change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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