Job Identification : 7412
Locations : Mogadiscio, Somalia
Posting Date : 12/08/2022, 09:51 AM
Apply Before : 12/15/2022, 09:50 AM
Job Schedule : Full time
Grade : P3
Vacancy Type : Fixed Term
Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational
Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience
Required Languages : English
knowledge of Somali language is an asset
Job Category : Gender Equality & Human Rights
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 organized 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 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.
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 specialized 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 mobilization, and advocacy efforts in collaboration and partnership with national government stakeholders, CSOs, (I)NGOs, and UN agencies throughout the Somalia humanitarian response.
You would be responsible for: Building and Sustaining Partnerships – The surge support will work to strengthen coordination of the existing operations of the GBV Sub cluster at Puntland region.
Facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV coordination group (“sub-sector”) at Puntland and sub national levels
Facilitate two-way communication channels between national and sub-national GBV coordination groups to ensure a standardized response to GBV.
Regularly represent the GBV sub-sector in Protection sector meetings and ICCG meetings.
Coordinate and collaborate with other sectors/working groups such as the Health cluster, Child Protection Sub-sector, Shelter/NFI cluster, Food Security cluster in Puntland to ensure GBV mitigation within the clusters.
In consultation with non-governmental GBV actors and national civil society, identify appropriate mechanisms for working with and collaborating with national authorities on GBV issues.
Facilitate review and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for GBV coordination and service provision
Support mapping of services at new locations of displacement in Puntland
Regularly support the updating and dissemination of referral pathways in locations of new displacements in Puntland
Coordinate the review and implementation of GBV sub cluster work plans in Puntland in line with the priorities of the GBV sub cluster strategy
Collaborate with the Reproductive health working group and the Health cluster to support the operations of the CMR working group and the implementation of the priorities of the action plan for working group
Review and adopt existing modules to local contexts for capacity training for case management, PSS and coordination
Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of sub-sector members on planning and responding to GBV in emergencies and on safe and ethical GBV information management.
Ensure all GBV sub-sector partners and others are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards, and other resource materials.
Provide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender inequality issues.
Promote awareness of national laws and policies that inform action to address GBV. Information Management
Provide guidance on the emerging trends of GBV within IDP camps and host communities to the GBV sub cluster coordination group in Puntland.
Support validation and verification of data on service provision and rapid assessment to ensure alignment with trends on GBV.
Support dissemination of data outcomes of GBV/multi-cluster rapid assessments to GBV partners.
Any other duties
Write monthly reports documenting progress against work plan outputs.
Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience: Education: 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.
Languages: Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of Somali language is an asset.
- 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 programme ● Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation 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 in internal/external partners and stakeholders, ● Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance ● Making decisions and exercising judgment
Compensation and Benefits: This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable. UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities
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