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GBV/IMS National Coordinator – Mogadishu 83 views

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Job Identification:                                                      7733
Locations:                                                                     Mogadiscio, Somalia
Posting Date:                                                                07/02/2023, 05:08
Apply Before:                                                               21/02/2023, 05:08
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 knowledge in the area of GBV/IMS
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 GBVIMS National Coordinator position is located in the UNFPA Somalia’s Head Office in Mogadishu and reports to the Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator.

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 Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator, you will work closely with the GBVIMS Coordinators in 3 zones. You will:

  1. Oversee the daily operations of GBVIMS Task Force;
  2. Coordinate, monitor, guide reporting and implementation of the capacity enhancements priorities of GBVIMS for DGOs and regional coordinators. In addition, the GBVMS national coordinator will support the operations of the gender unit as required.

You would be responsible for:

  1. Coordination:
  • Providing all technical and coordination support needed to the field GBVIMS Coordinators as well as strengthen the capacity of DGOs for GBVIMS;
  • Routinely identify and propose partners with expertise to be trained and enlisted as DGOS for GBVIMS
  • Facilitate the commencement of the use of the GBVIMS + platform in Somalia
  • Participating in GBVIMS coordination meetings at the field and national levels
  • Ensuring ongoing communication between the GBVIMS Task Force at the national level and key GBVIMS stakeholders at regional level;
  • Supporting GBVIMS Task Force Chair for the Task Force meetings and other Task Force-related activities;
  • Developing and maintaining an information management system at the national level by producing monthly and quarterly internal and external reports;
  • Maintaining updated intake forms and incident recorders and ensure they are contextualized to local context;
  • Ensuring members have signed the national information sharing protocol and are submitting the report on a monthly basis;
  • Work in collaboration with the GBV working groups at field level and national level to utilize analysis generated by the 5Ws and other GBV reports as available by partners;
  • Assist with any other issues related to the coordination of the GBVIMS.
  1. Capacity Building:
  • In coordination with the GBVIMS Task Force and the field-level GBVIMS Coordinators, encourage organizations and agencies to use the GBVIMS through technical support, trouble shooting, training and quality assurance;
  • Identify capacity building gaps for DGOs for GBVIMS and case management, propose capacity plan and implement.
  • Strengthen awareness about GBVIMS in other clusters and at management level in the field in collaboration with the field-level GBVIMS Coordinators and Capacity Building Officer
  1. Information Analysis and Reporting:
  • Lead the process of updating/revising the Information Sharing Protocol (ISP) as needed;
  • Ensure timely submission of regional reports for input into the quarterly consolidated GBVIMS report at the national level
  • Collate, develop and produce GBVIMS quarterly report and disseminate to DGOs and ISP signatories
  • Prepare presentations for donor and other stakeholders on GBVIMS data in Somalia;
  • Provide data input into the SG/CRSV and other reports in accordance with the provisions of the ISP
  • Respond to requests for data from partners and act to provide data or otherwise in line with the provisions of the ISP
  1. Support to the operations of the Gender Unit
  • Develop quarterly and annual GBV bulletin in collaboration with UNFPA GBV programme personnel
  • Support in the planning, organization and delivery of UNFPA GBV national and regional initiatives as required
  • Represent UNFPA at GBV/Gender meetings/fora as required.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, International Development or related field with 2 years of experience.


  • 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:

  • 2 years of experience in programme management, preferably including experience in implementing a GBV programme in humanitarian context;
  • Experience in information management, database development, usage and management; Demonstrated capacity to analyse data/statistics for humanitarian operations and advocacy;
  • Previous experience with GBVIMS is preferred.
  • 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 GBV.
  • UN common system experience, especially field experience, is desirable.


Fluency in English and Somali both written and spoken is required.

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;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  •  Delivering results-based programmes;
  •  Internal and External Communication and advocacy for results mobilization
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
Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgement


UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of equality, diversity, integrity, and healthy work life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity and therefore encourage women to apply.

Individuals from minority groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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 description, experience, and educational requirements.

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

Appointment, Compensation and Benefits:

The initial fixed-term appointment of a staff member shall be for a period of one year. A fixed-term appointment may be renewed, subject to satisfactory service. A fixed-term appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal or conversion, irrespective of the length of service.

UNFPA offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

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