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Gender Based Violence Programme Specialist

Yola (NGA)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Yola (NGA)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-26

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA CO Humanitarian Coordinator and overall supervision of the Country Representative, the incumbent, is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Programme Development and Implementation
  • Conduct field assessments and/ or situational analyses to determine needs and gaps for GBV prevention and response. Where possible, ensure that GBV issues are integrated into others’ assessments. Assessments should consider the needs of women, girls, boys and men separately and should focus on identifying gaps and trends to improve programming.
  • Develop with colleagues and implementing partners if appropriate GBV specific prevention and response interventions in line with UNFPA minimum Standards for prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies. In emergencies, these should particularly focus on service delivery and protection
  • Orient and if necessary conduct training implementing partners, and national authorities in planning and implementing GBV programmes related to IDPs/returnees and host communities.
  • Support in the implementation of activities funded through humanitarian appeals, Swiss and Norway funds as well as any other projects in Adamawa and the North-East
  • Monitor and supervise quality of activities, developing as possible best practices and documentation.
  • Proactively engage with donors to raise additional programme funds in line with over-arching vision and work plan.
  • Partnerships
  • Maintain solid working relationships, with the GBV Interagency Coordinator(s) and all humanitarian partners and agencies;
  • Provide regular and comprehensive updates related to UNFPA’s progress to address GBV;
  • Work with partners, including international NGOs and UN agencies to develop proposals and projects to leverage resources in the area of GBV;
  • As requested, represent UNFPA in relevant humanitarian coordination bodies, including the GBV Sub-Cluster to ensure that GBV issues are adequately considered in the context of the humanitarian response efforts.
  • Establish linkages between existing Gender, RH and HIV programmes to ensure synergies between programmes and maximize programme impact.

  • Reporting
  • Monitor GBV assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations.
  • Monitor UNFPA’s GBV programme activities by keeping a close record of activities, such as capacity building, expenditures and agreements made with local partners.
  • Prepare regular progress reports SitReps and document lessons learned and challenges and share with the Humanitarian Coordinator

  • Any Other Duties
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Country Representative and the Humanitarian Coordinator.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • An advanced degree with specialization in areas such as Social work, Public health, Gender, Law/Human Rights, International Relations, and/or other related Social Science disciplines.
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • At least five years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level; experience in this field in a humanitarian context an asset.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Gender equality and the advancement of women Area of expertise details:
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Proven experience in survivors-centred approach
  • Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors an asset
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Application deadline: 26 February 2020

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