GBV Intern for GBV Case Management Systems and Resources Support

United Nations Population Fund

Job title: GBV Intern, PSU, Humanitarian Response Division, Geneva
Full/Part time: 100% (can be adapted to part time for the right candidate)

Duration: 6 months with immediate start

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 expands choices and possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Our work is derived from the ICPD Programme of Action; that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections and no one should be left behind in the fulfillment of their fundamental human rights. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical leaders, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2024) focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

Because GBV results in harmful physical, emotional and social consequences that often require information and care from multiple service providers, case management has become an integral part of the response to GBV in humanitarian settings. GBV case management is a structured method for providing help to a survivor whereby the survivor is informed of all the options available to them and the issues and problems facing a survivor are identified and followed up in a coordinated way, and emotional support is provided to the survivor throughout the process.

In humanitarian situations, GBV service provision through GBV case management is the primary entry point for survivors to access other services and receive crisis and longer-term psychosocial support, especially since more established health and social services are typically lacking in emergency settings.

One of the core interventions implemented by UNFPA in emergency settings is GBV case management. UNFPA aims to improve and enhance the provision of GBV case management services and systems. The Internship will contribute to reaching this goal.

Job Purpose:

The intern will support the GBV team in the Program Support Unit (PSU) at the humanitarian response division (HRD) in Geneva.

Focus will be on supporting the GBV team to consolidate and identify necessary updates to GBV case management services and systems-related training and learning resources and guidelines.

You Would be Responsible For:

Operational support to the GBV Team

  • Analyse historical Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) proposals identifying key language, themes and interventions for a centralised resource. This will include reviewing both successful and unsuccessful proposals to understand trends and gaps in content.
  • Examine and compile GBV briefing notes and speeches into a categorised database for efficient retrieval and reuse in future communications and proposals.
  • Work closely with technical specialists to identify, consolidate and coordinate necessary updates to GBV case management services and systems-related training resources and guidelines.
  • Manage and update the GBV-related digital storage spaces, ensuring files and folders are well-organized for easy access.
  • Develop a global communication document highlighting the achievements in case management services and systems support for 2023 and outlining the initiatives planned for 2024.
  • Support the drafting, review and graphic design of GBV-related products.

Webinars and Remote Capacity Building Support

  • Support services for online training sessions and webinars, including managing invitations, guiding participants on using digital tools, addressing technical issues with the IT and learning platforms during sessions, and reporting.
  • Support the alignment of elearning training tools in different languages: translations, organization of material, proofreading, updating.
  • Support preparation and organisation of technical webinars.
  • Support any other required work of the GBV team of the Program Support Unit, the GBViE Specialist (IM) and the Head of PSU.

GBV Case Management Elearning

  • Provide administrative assistance for the team, including communication with countries and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, related to the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Case Management Pool of Trainers (POT).
  • Attend weekly meetings with GBV Case Management E-Learning Design team to take minutes and follow up on assigned administrative / non-technical tasks.
  • Under the guidance of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Case Management Consultant, monitor and verify updates made to the GBV Case Management E-Learning course. Maintain the course revision matrix.
  • Attend interagency meetings related to GBV case management systems and resources to take minutes and follow up on assigned administrative/non-technical tasks.
  • Support the coordination and execution of quarterly mentoring and coaching sessions, including organising presenters and facilitators, arranging translation and interpretation services, assisting with the preparation of presentations and session content, supporting inter-agency preparation meetings, and reporting.
  • Support any other task related with the GBV Case Management Task Force.

Your Education

  • Currently enrolled in the final year of bachelor programme, an advanced degree programme or recently graduated, in Social Science, Gender, Public Health or related subjects

Your Experience

  • Required: Fluent English
  • Required: Fluent in at least one of the following official UN languages: French, Arabic or Spanish is an advantage
  • Previous experience in working with the area of Gender or Gender-based Violence is an asset
  • Previous experience in organizing webinars and online event and related troubleshooting and use of tools
  • Excellent use of word, excel, power points and preferably good use of graphic design softwares (i.e. Canvas or other)

Your Competencies:

  • Good organizational skills
  • Initiative and resourcefulness
  • Good communication skills
  • IT skills, including setting up websites, zoom meetings etc, and social media skills are an asset
  • Ability to live by the core values of the UN: integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.

At the end of the 6-month assignment a mid year report will summarize the webinars and the products supported and or organized by the GBV team on PSU.

Learning Elements:

Upon completion of the assignment, the Intern should be able to:

  1. Increased understanding of UNFPA programming in humanitarian settings through interaction with members of the Humanitarian Response Division, specifically the Programme Support Unit, and with particular focus on gender equality and GBV.
  2. Understand the UNFPA mandate, especially UNFPA’s role and responsibilities in humanitarian settings ,particularly as regards GBViE.
  3. Learn UN technical language, working procedures, and coordination mechanisms.
  4. Networking with UNFPA staff members as part of the internship.
  5. Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.

Financial Aspects:

Interns receive a stipend in line with UNFPA policy. For an internship in Geneva, a stipend of 923 CHF/months applies. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.

Requisite

Before starting the Internship the candidate should finalize the following eLearning

Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies

Disclaimer:

UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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How to apply

Please send your application and a short letter of motivation with “GBV Intern for GBV Case Management Systems and Resources Support” quoted
in the subject line to [email protected] by 17 April 2024.
Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the
next stage of the selection process.


Deadline: 17 Apr 2024