Gender Based Violence (GBV) Advisor


World Bank Group

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Development Bank
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Not specified
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Deadline:20/12/2023
  • Location:Somalia
Economic justice Gender-based violence (GBV)
1. Background: The Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost for the Somalia Capacity Advancement, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, through Digital Uplift Program (SCALED-UP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds from the SCALED-UP Project toward payments under the contract for Gender Based Violence consultant under Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

2. Responsibilities: The consultant will Assist in the implementation of the project risk mitigation instruments which include the GBV aspects of the Stakeholders Engagement Plan (SEP) and the Environmental and Social Management Framework; Operationalize a Grievance Redress Mechanism that is gender- and age-appropriate; responsive to existing formal and informal communication mechanisms within affected communities, fitted to receive and safely handle disclosures of GBV and SEA in alignment with survivor cantered principles; Conduct GBV/SEA-H risk assessments, that proactively identify GBV/SEA risks and outline mitigation measures to be verified during stakeholder and community engagement; Assess key contextual and project related risk factors that may contribute or give rise to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) or other forms of harassment and GBV in the Project; Identify key service providers and the interventions they are carrying out in the fields of prevention and response services for survivors of GBV, focusing on critical health, psychological or psychosocial and related services, including identifying gaps in information and services; Lead the monitoring and reporting on GBV indicators and screening processes of project activities.  Facilitate targeted, safe and quality consultations with women and girls affected by crisis during design/planning, implementation and monitoring phases of the project. All other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website:

3. Duration: The proposed duration for the assignment is Twelve Months (12) calendar months from starts date.

4. Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:

  • Master’s degree in social science, Social Development or related subject desirable

  • At least 5 years of experience in supervising GBV prevention and response activities.

  • Experience in working with the public sector, World Bank and international development agencies.

  • Experience in conducting awareness campaigns on women's rights, gender equality, GBV, and / or reproductive health considered an asset.

  • Excellent knowledge of the guiding and ethical principles that govern work with survivors of GBV and good practices in the implementation of activities to prevent and address GBV.

  • Good experience in data collection and analysis on GBV.

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation/legal frameworks in Somalia in the area of GBV.

  • Excellent command of English and Somali and strong ability to write reports.

  • Experience in development work in fragile conflict and violence settings desirable.

  • Excellent command of Somali and English language (oral and written).

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