International Gender Consultant


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Inter-governmental
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Deadline:18/06/2024
  • Location:Syria
Gender-based violence (GBV) Generic (e.g. 'gender focal point' role
The Position:
UNFPA has been supporting the Family Protection Unit (FPU), in Rural Damascus, to serve as a shelter for women and children survivors of GBV. The FPU operates in coordination with the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population (SCFAP) and is managed on a day-to-day basis by a local NGO to provide a comprehensive and integrated package of RH and GBV service to GBV survivors.

You would be responsible for:
The Gender consultant will be responsible for the following tasks: 
  1. Support the Gender team in the management of the FPU shelter in order to meet objectives within budget and time frame. 
  2. Ensure short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for women, girls and boys GBV survivors.
  3. Develop and implement effective shelter strategies in coordination with UNFPA gender program team , NGO running the shelter, and the Syrian commission for family affairs and population (SCFAP).
  4. Set clear objectives and indicators for shelter activities in collaboration with the UNFPA/Gender program officer.
  5. Support the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, in cooperation with the Gender team. through FGDs, interactive sessions, and interviews with beneficiaries.
  6. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to UNFPA, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  7. Support the gender unit in developing proposals, including proposals for GBV survivors shelters.
  8. Ensure the shelter project is implemented in line with donor requirements and international standards as applicable.
  9. Support the gender team in reviewing and finalizing the SOPs and the code of conduct of the shelter and all related documents.
  10. Ensure UNFPA visibility in all FPU materials, publications and prepare case studies, factsheets, presentations, and other informative material of the shelter. and support FPU media experts.
  11. Ensure the proper documentation of the lesson learned and best practices to improve the quality of the FPU work.
  12. Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication with the UNFPA communication team and the team in the
    FPU shelter. 
  13. Participate in the GBV sub-sector and protection sector meetings to enhance the smooth and safe referral to the FPU.
  14. Support the gender unit in the development of tools, strategies, plans and analysis of negative social norms to combat VAW, and child marriage.
  15. Conduct any other relevant tasks requested by the Gender Officer

Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced Degree or equivalent in gender studies, social sciences or other related fields.
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in areas relevant to GBV shelter management.
  •  Experience in negative social behavior change projects and gender stereotypes
  •  Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach and the Transformative Agenda.
  •  Demonstrate skills in communication and team work
  •  Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.
Fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge in Arabic is a MUST.

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