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CFA 2018/30 (P) - GBV (Gender Based Violence) Capacity Building Officer (UG) - Multiple Locations, South Sudan

Multiple locations (Various)

  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: UG - Ungraded Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-18

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Call for Applications

Position Title GBV (Gender Based Violence) Capacity Building Officer

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

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

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 July 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.


The GBV (Gender Based Violence) Capacity Building Officer will work under the direct supervision of the GBV Senior Specialist and the overall supervision of the WASH Programme Coordinator. The incumbent will lead the technical design and conduct capacity building to mainstream GBV in WASH infrastructure and hygiene promotion activities, and support GBV-specific primary prevention programming.

The GBV Capacity Building National Officer will collaborate closely with the WASH infrastructure and hygiene promotion teams to build the capacity of staff and partners on GBV mainstreaming, and design and build the required competencies for mainstreaming and prevention activities

among GBV staff. In particular, the incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below: Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Design assessments and KAPs surveys to identify relevant issues for GBV mainstreaming and primary prevention, including gender dynamics, norms and behaviors perpetuating GBV, and motivators, barriers and opportunities for change;

• Design and roll-out a capacity building strategy, materials and tools to mainstream GBV in

WASH infrastructure and hygiene promotion activities. This will include, but not limited to: a. Training for WASH infrastructure and hygiene promotion teams (management, technical and field level) in conceptual and practical aspects of GBV mainstreaming; Page 1 / 4b. Support WASH teams to strengthen participatory approach to engaging girls, boys, women and men of different ages and social groups, including persons with disabilities in the design, location and risk mitigation strategies for water and sanitation facilities; c. Adapt and train on use of the GBV safety audit for water and sanitation facilities and NFI distributions;

d. Strengthen the participation of women and adolescent girls in in water user and other water and sanitation activities, and reducing possible negative effects of their participation; e. Design key messages on GBV risk-reduction and train Hygiene Promotion team; • Design and roll-out training to promote confidence and leadership of women and girls in WASH activities;

• Support the development and testing of the GBV Behavior Change strategy, toolkit and relevant IEC materials for primary prevention activities;

• Identify and build the capacity of local partners working on GBV prevention and women and adolescent girl’s empowerment activities;

• Provide technical mentoring and daily management of the GBV Capacity Building National Officer and capacity building for the Community Mobiliser/ GBV Focal Points; • Support the M&E Officer with monitoring of do no harm risks and performance; • Provide regular reporting on activities conducted;

• Ensure the implementation of all approaches are conflict sensitive, include considerations 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 local level GBV sub-cluster when requested; • To perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master degree preferred in Human rights, Public Health with behavior change focus, Social Work or Humanities/Social Science with 2 years of relevant professional experience; or • University Degree in above fields with 4 years of relevant professional experience. Experience

• At least 3 years professional experience working on GBV programs with a focus on primary prevention and women and girl’s empowerment approaches;

• Excellent pedagogical approach with demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective training and mentoring;

• Good people management skills: the ability to effectively supervise staff; Page 2 / 4• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

• 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 resource environment;

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

• Previous experience in equivalent role in South Sudan and mainstreaming GBV in WASH programming is an advantage.


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


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders • 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, Page 3 / 4accreditation, any residency or visa requirements and security clearances. How to apply:

system, by 18 July 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 completed.

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 05.07.2018 to 18.07.2018

Requisition: CFA 2018/30(P)- GBV Capacity Building Officer(UG)-Multiple Loc,South Sudan (55554368) Released

Posting: Posting NC55554369 (55554369) Released

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