• Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 15 Dec 2022 04:40 AM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Mogadiscio, Somalia

The Position:
The Programme Specialist – Gender-Based Violence Sub-Sector Coordinator oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. You will support the operations of the GBV sub cluster in Mogadishu. You will supervise and mentor sub national GBV coordinators in Mogadishu to ensure coordination meetings are organised and the agenda include critical issues for deliberation and discussion..
You will report to GBV – Gender Specialist.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realising the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organisations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realise our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:
The GBV Sub-Sector Coordinator is expected to support the coordination structure and functions of the GBVAoR in Somalia. With the surge of the population in need due to the severe drought and increasing internal displacements, overall inter-agency GBV coordination needs to be strengthened to scale up and sustain quality, timely, safe and confidential specialised GBV services.
You will support the UNFPA Somalia GBV Programme, and in view of the rapidly deteriorating situation with more people at risk of GBV, it is essential for UNFPA to strengthen its GBV AoR leadership with a dedicated GBV coordinator to lead the inter-agency GBV needs assessments, programming, resource mobilisation, and advocacy efforts in collaboration and partnership with national government stakeholders, CSOs, (I)NGOs, and UN agencies throughout the Somalia humanitarian response.

Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced degree in Social work or other social sciences, Gender Studies, community health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline with Five (5) years of relevant experience.

Knowledge and Experience:
· Five years professional experience in the field of Gender development with experience in programme/ project management.
· Experience working on gender-based violence, preferably in a humanitarian context.
· Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
· Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.

Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.
· Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
· Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.
· Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.
· Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster
· System and HPC, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.
· Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.

Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of Somali language is an asset.

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