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GBV Sub-Cluster Co-Lead Coordinator

Juba, Central Equatoria, SS

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Juba, Central Equatoria, SS
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
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The GBV Sub cluster is one of the Areas of Responsibilities AoR under the Protection cluster under the global and country level humanitarian Architecture. It is the lead coordinating mechanism for all GBV related humanitarian Action, and it promotes, and coordinates inter Agency and multisector partners for prevention and response to GBV. The GBV SC is co-chaired by UNFPA and an INGO partner in this case is IRC. The goal is to ensure that GBV partners are accountable to the people of concern, programming systems are effective to ensure accessible and safe services and GBV prevention mechanisms are in place. The main key functions of the GBV sub cluster includes (i) Ensure GBV service delivery including systems to support referrals for services, (ii) Developing strategic direction for GBV programing informed by assessments, (iii) Develop an information system for coordination, (iv) Make appeals for GBV funding, (v) Conduct advocacy including Working with the media, (vi) Mainstream GBV into different clusters, (vii) Build capacity of GBV partners. 
Job summary
The GBV SC National Coordinator will provide leadership for GBV PREVENTION, RISK MITIGATION and RESPONSE in South Sudan. Build sustainable strategic partnership with UN Agencies, UN Missions, Ministry of Gender, INGOs, NNGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Women Led Organizations and Community-based Organizations (CBOs). Support strategic leadership of GBV programing with clear goals and objectives in line with GBV minimum standards to guide partners. Support capacity building of GBV partners in line with GBV Assessments, prevention, response, risk mitigation, Advocacy, and documentations in line with GBV IASC guidelines. Work with the information management officer to ensure that GBV data is documented and assessment reports. Ensure coordination of GBV sub cluster sub national structures in the whole country, represent the GBV sub cluster at the Inter-cluster coordination Group ICCG, Protection cluster PC, all clusters, and the Technical Reference Groups (TRGs). Work with sub national GBV coordinators to support GBV advocacy. Ensure that all humanitarian cross-cutting issues such as Gender, Accountability to Affected People (AAP), Disability and Inclusion, Environmental sensitiveness and Protection mainstreaming.
1. Build sustainable strategic partnership
•Build partnership with GBV sub cluster partners to spearhead GBV programing in South Sudan which includes UN Agencies, UN Missions, Ministry of Gender, INGOs, NNGOs, Civil Society Organizations and Women Led Organizations
•Coordinate with the different clusters to ensure that GBV risk mitigation is part f their programming especially WASH, Nutrition, FSL, Education, Shelter & Livelihoods, NFI, CCCM.
•Strategic partnership with the Media to ensure ethical initiatives on GBV information
•Strategic partnership with Government line ministries especially Ministry of Gender Child and Social Welfare, ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Sports.
2. Technical Leadership and Capacity Building
•Development of GBV strategy for South Sudan, support in development of Action plans for the strategy and disseminate the strategy in the states to all GBV Partners, Other stakeholders, and Government.
•Ensure GBV Sub cluster is part of the country Humanitarian Needs Overview HNO to guide analysis of GBV severity to inform the Humanitarian Coordinator on GBV direction in South Sudan.
•Work with the Strategic Advisory Group SAG to steer the strategic direction of GBV programming in South Sudan.
•Support GBV field Coordinators to develop tailored Action plans in line with the GBV strategy.
•Update or develop Standard Operating Procedures SOPs for the state and develop/review GBV referral pathways, 
•Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally endorsed tools for effective GBV programme management and inter-agency coordination including GBV minimum Standards
•Work with the different Technical Reference Group (TRGs) – Case management TRG, Health TRG, Rule of Law TRG, Caring for Child survivors TRG, GBV prevention TRG and Alternative fuel TRG to support GBV prevention and response in South Sudan.
•Conduct capacity assessment of GBV partners and provide tailored trainings to identified partners.
3. Information Management and Reporting
•Lead and/or contribute to assessments and situational analyses including interagency assessments; ensure GBV concerns included in multi-cluster assessments and link to consolidated appeals
•Map actors who are supporting/could support GBV-related interventions and identify gaps and have a profile of all GBV actors in your location
•Ensure a standardized approach to data gathering, common tool with an emphasis on ensuring safe and ethical practices as promoted by the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors, and the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies.
•Support sharing of state level GBV IMS information in collaboration with the GBV Information Management Officer (IMO) guided by the Information Sharing Protocol ISP to inform GBV programming.
•Establish a system for information sharing and dissemination, including for advocacy purposes in collaboration with the GBV Information management Officer IMO 
•Prepare standard periodic reports and progress updates on on-going GBV working group for inclusion in GBV SC updates OCHA SitReps, Humanitarian Bulletins, Protection Advisories, Global GBV AoR Weekly Updates, UNFPA HQ internal and external meetings and advocacy, etc.
•Collaborate with Partners in the location to collect their views for the Humanitarian Needs overview (HNO) in preparation for the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and ensure all partners receive relevant GBV SC documents, Guidelines, SOPS, Strategy, and Reports etc.
•Ensure that partners send their biweekly updates, GBVIMS monthly reports, 5W reports using the kobo system, Training reports, Safety Audit reports and all other assessment reports
4. GBV Sub cluster Coordination 
•Support GBV coordination structures in 15 locations to assess their capacity, provide tailored training and support sub national level meetings
•Represent the GBV sub cluster in all Coordination mechanisms including Inter Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG), Protection Cluster (PC) all clusters, Needs Analysis working Group (NAWG), Operations Working Group (OWG)
5. GBV SC funding opportunities
•Collaborate with GBV partners in the location to participate in Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
•Where possible meet with Donors to highlight funding gaps for GBV programing
•Proactively fund-raise for joint Programme to support the work plan, plus relevant humanitarian funding mechanisms
6. Advocacy
•Draft key messages and advocacy notes to promote consistent communications that emphasize the life-saving nature of GBV-related interventions in the crisis-affected context
•Meeting with Donors or any relevant authorities to highlight the short falls in Funding for GBV programs and work with the media 
7. Monitoring and Evaluation
•Monitoring GBV Programing in the location, develop and regularly update an inter-agency M&E framework to guide work of GBV coordination body and support accountability.
Requirements 
•Bachelor’s degree in social study or relevant field from a recognized university with 10 years of relevant experience; or master’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in partnership management, consortium/network management or subgrant/partner identification and management. 
•Proven experience in coordination of multiple stakeholders (internal and external). 
•Excellent English writing and speaking skills are mandatory and are the most important requirement for this position. 
•Experience facilitating sub-grants, including proposal review, agreement development, and monitoring strongly desired. 
•Program development experience, including development of key project documents such as logical frameworks, monitoring tools, etc. 
•Experience designing and implementing capacity building programs is a plus. 
•Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, PPT). Budgeting experience required. 
•NGO experience in similar position is preferred. 
•Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
Personal specifications: 
•Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload. 
•Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks. 
•Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual. 
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
Working environment:
Security level: Yellow. The situation in the country is generally calm but can be tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, and looting. The position is based in Juba. Lodging is a private bedroom in a shared IRC guest house – with electricity, internet and cable TV. Food is the individual’s responsibility. Field office housing is more basic, i.e. in traditional huts or tents with separate shared latrines and showers
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Narrowing the Gender Gap: The International Rescue Committee is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including a flexible hour (when possible), maternity leave, transportation support, and gender-sensitive security protocols.
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