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Job Identification:                                                           7718
Locations:                                                                          Garoowe, Somalia
Posting Date:                                                                    07/02/2023, 05:33
Apply Before:                                                                    21/02/2023, 05:30
Job Schedule:                                                                    Full time
Grade:                                                                                 NOB
Vacancy Type:                                                                   Fixed Term
Rotational/Non Rotational:                                           Non-Rotational
Contract Duration:                                                           1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience:                                     Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience
Other Criteria:                                                                   Relevant experience in the areas of Gender/GBV
Required Languages:                                                       English both written and spoken is essential
Desired Languages:                                                          Knowledge of the Somali language is essential.
Vacancy Timeline:                                                            2 Weeks
Job Category:                                                                     Gender Equality & Human Rights

Job Description

The Position:

The GBV Analyst is located at the UNFPA Garowe Office and provides programmatic, technical support and coordination to ensure effective programming for a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response to Gender equality and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), whilst working with a host of other UN Agencies.

You will report directly to the Head of Sub Office with technical supervision of the Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator for Somalia CO.

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 realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations 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 realize 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:

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative of the Somalia Office, direct supervision of the Head of Office and Technical guidance of Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator for Somalia CO, the GBV Analyst provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming. This response includes close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met. UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster, and the Coordinator for the GBV Capacity Development programme, which the incumbent will assist in coordination.

You would be responsible for: 

  1. Programme Management and Coordination:
  • Take overall responsibility for managing the Gender and GBV development programmes; GBV coordination, prevention, response and mitigation programmes of UNFPA within the Somalia humanitarian response
  • Keep abreast with UNFPA global and internationally research and agreed norms, standards, and innovations in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Somalia
  • Identify and actively participate in technical discussions from national, regional and international communities of practice;
  • Advocate for the UNFPA gender equality and GBV strategies to be mainstreamed in national development documents.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with partner agencies and civil society organizations involved in and supporting the gender and women empowerment and GBV reduction initiatives;
  • Mapping and engaging with stakeholders and potential donors in the field of gender and women’s empowerment;
  • Coordinate with other UNFPA Programme units ensuring the required synergy and linkage of the different project components to achieve UNFPA Country Programme Results;
  • Ensure the timely development and implementation of evidence and results-based annual work plans (AWPs) with Implementing Partners of UNFPA;
  • Be accountable for financial resources allocated to the gender and GBV programmes; carry out budget projections, closely monitor expenditures, conduct regular budget reviews and analyze related financial reports; ensure proper compliance with UNFPA norms and procedures for the utilization of funds;
  • Prepare procurement plans where required, with distribution lists of equipment and supplies, and make the necessary follow-up to facilitate timely and efficient delivery.
  1. Technical Assistance (TA) coordination and technical backstopping:
  •  Liaise with relevant Government institutions and Implementing Partners to assess, identify technical assistance (TA) needs, and facilitate capacity building in close collaboration with UNFPA SRHR and Youth teams as pertinent;
  • Identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices related to UNFPA Somalia’s programming in Gender and GBV;
  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, Model building, Scale-up, and Reporting: 
  • Take overall responsibility for monitoring and supervision of the programme planned activities in order to identify best practices as well as constraints/implementation bottlenecks to inform follow-up actions;
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor the quality and timely implementation of program activities, as well as arranges periodic program review with counterparts and other partners;
  • Ensures that routine data/information are collected and analyzed with the engagement of adolescents and young people;
  • Ensures timely and quality reporting requirements both financial and programmatic are met.
  1. Carrying out any other relevant activities/responsibilities as assigned by the Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator and the Deputy Representative

A. Key Outcome

  • Enhanced ability of UNFPA Somalia to fulfil its mission to achieve sustainable, locally owned, and concrete results solutions and establish clear linkages between the realisation of SRHR and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls and ultimately the reaping of the demographic dividend;
  • Documented track record of UNFPA’s performance on strategic and technical issues related to gender equality and women empowerment;
  • Identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices related to UNFPA Somalia’s programming in Gender and GBV;

B. Key Outcome

  • Enhanced visibility of UNFPA as a trusted partner within the UN system and in the context of international development and humanitarian context to promote social, political, and economic activity and changes in behaviours, social attitudes, beliefs, harmful social norms and actions by communities, individuals and society;

C. Key Outcome

  • Liaise with relevant Government institutions and Implementing Partners to assess, identify technical assistance (TA) needs, and facilitate capacity building in close collaboration with UNFPA SHR and Youth teams as pertinent;

Qualifications and Experience 


Masters Degree with 2 (two) year relevant experience in law, social sciences, human rights or gender and development studies, or any other related social science


A Bachelor’s Degree (in the above disciplines) with 4 (four) years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Masters Degree holders are expected to have at least two year’s relevant experience the areas of Gender/GBV.
  • Demonstrable professional experience in development work.
  • Substantive knowledge and proven practical experience in programming on cross cutting issues, sexual and reproductive health, and gender programming.
  • Demonstrate experiences in working with government partners.
  • Ability to liaise and affiliate with other UN agencies, Donor, NGO and the Government working in the area of Reproductive Health programme.UN common system experience, especially field experience, is desirable.


Solid command of spoken and written English and Somali language.

Required Competencies 


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy / advancing a policy oriented agenda;
  • Results-based programme development and management;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Resource mobilization (Programme);
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise

Core Competencies: 

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Note: UNFPA reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNFPA at the same grade level and with similar job descriptions, experience, and educational requirements.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus Annual leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


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Required Skills


Relevant experience in the areas of Gender/GBV.
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