GBV SC Coordinator and GBV in Emergencies, Gaza

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Job Description

The Position:

Under the overall direction of the UNFPA Representative for Palestine and direct supervision of Gaza Field Coordinator the GBV SC Coordinator and GBV in Emergencies in Gaza will contribute to efforts toward strengthening preparedness, risk analysis, and risk reduction in programming and provides technical inputs towards the development of guidance and support to emergency response. S/He will lead the coordination of the GBVSC. S/He produces evidence-based analysis for the delivery of integrated technical advisory services on Gender Based Violence in emergencies. The incumbent advances knowledge management for quality programming standards, tools, and technical briefs, including for emerging humanitarian issues. S/He supports the expansion of partnerships with humanitarian-related networks and technical working groups. S/he works in close collaboration with other work streams in the CO, other entities within UNFPA and with external partners.

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

You would be responsible for:

  • Coordination:
  • Coordinate the AoR in Gaza, ensuring the achievement of the agreed products with its members in the AWP.
  • Represent to GBV AoR in meetings of the Protection Cluster and in meetings conducted by OCHA, as well as in other relevant meetings, including those convened by the HCT.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Cluster such as health, food safety, education, nutrition and others, to ensure the integration of GBV-related action in their sector plans and to advocate for joint awareness.
  • Support the design of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Work with GBV AoR members to develop an inter-institutional capacity development strategy in GBV .
  • Provide technical support and information for the development of advocacy documents and relevant policies to address the GBV in humanitarian context.
  • Foster and guide strategic alliances and partnerships for visible and sustainable integration of issues relating to UNFPA mandate in humanitarian and fragile settings and to leverage maximum mainstreaming effects;
  • Technical support and capacity building
  • Support efforts for identifying and analyzing trends, threats, risks, and emerging needs as well as opportunities and possible partnerships, to timely alert and contribute to preparedness, emergency response and other humanitarian strategies and programming in humanitarian settings that require high level of flexibility.
  • Contribute to the provision of technical support to programmes in emergencies and as required and needed other humanitarian settings specifically coach and support partners to strengthen implementation of MISP;
  • Provide technical inputs during the development of new or update of policies, positioning frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments, and tools.
  • Contribute to training and capacity development activities specific to SRHiE at coordination, programme, and quality of care level;
  • Establish strong linkages between SRHR and GBV with regard to the health sector response for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Support risk-informed and resilience-driven programming;
  • Operations
  • Contribute to the GBV resource mobilization efforts through the development or support in the drafting of project proposals.
  • Support the implementation of the GBViE projects, including grants management, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Support with the review of requests and the monitoring and tracking of allocation and utilization of UNFPA Emergency Funds and Humanitarian Thematic Funds;
  • Support with the forecasting and procurement of GBV supplies and commodities, including Inter-Agency Emergency Health Kits (IARH) for preparedness and emergency response.
  • Support with the identification of GBViE emergency/humanitarian human resources needs and liaise with the surge team as appropriate.
  • Initiate and coordinate training and mentoring sessions on GBV in emergencies, including clinical management of rape etc.
  • Evidence and knowledge development, management, and dissemination
  • Monitor global emergencies knowledge platforms.
  • Facilitate access to databases on best practices, and partnerships in the humanitarian sphere.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize research findings, data, information, and experiences for formulating programme priorities.
  • Contribute to the revision, update, generation, and dissemination of GBV humanitarian briefing notes, guidance, tools, talking points and advocacy material;
  • Provide evidence-based analysis for addressing programme delivery bottlenecks in emergencies.
  • Provide and facilitate evidence-based knowledge-sharing of regional and national experiences in emergencies;
  • Support the development and dissemination of humanitarian GBV field experience and lessons learned short publications for internal and external audiences.
  • Support initiatives to raise the profile of GBV as a critical and life-saving area of intervention in emergencies and to enhance accountability, especially with humanitarian leadership
  • Support UNFPA’s participation in technical networks at global and regional levels, including maintaining communication and feedback loops on all substantive work related to GBViE.

Any Other Duties

  • Performs any other duties as may be directed by the Representative, Deputy Representative and Field Coordinator.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, humanitarian practice, international development, public health or related field.

Knowledge And Experience

  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in humanitarian programming in the field, including direct field experience in sexual and reproductive health in emergencies.
  • Minimum 3 years of field experience working in fluctuating context required.
  • Familiarity with IASC and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms, guiding principles and standards, an advantage.
  • Experience in programme development and management and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, strong project management skills, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other UN languages an asset. Arabic language would be an added advantage.


Required Competencies:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

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

Functional Competencies

  • Job knowledge and technical expertise
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Generating, managing, and promoting the use of knowledge and information
  • Providing a technical support system
  • Facilitating quality programmatic results
  • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes

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