GBV Program and Coordination Advisor

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:10+ years
  • Organisation type:Inter-governmental
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:12/07/2024
  • Location:Ukraine
Gender-based violence (GBV)
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. 

Job Purpose:
To lead and advance UNFPA Ukraine's efforts in GBV prevention and response through technical excellence, programmatic innovation, and impactful partnerships, with a focus on integrating these efforts into the humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach. 
 
You Would Be Responsible For:
 
GBV AoR Coordination Oversight (60%)
  • Provide overall strategic oversight and technical guidance to the GBV AoR coordination in Ukraine, ensuring alignment with UNFPA's strategic priorities and international standards.
  • Lead GBV AoR coordination meetings, actively engage with stakeholders, and develop and implement capacity-building initiatives for partners on GBV prevention and response.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate GBV coordination efforts to ensure they align with international standards, best practices, and UNFPA's strategic goals.
Advisory and Nexus Integration (40%)
  • Serve as a senior advisor on GBV prevention and response, focusing on mainstreaming GBV considerations into all areas of UNFPA Ukraine operations.
  • Enhance the integration of GBV in emergency settings with recovery and development efforts, emphasizing continuity and sustainability of service delivery for GBV prevention and response
  • Work on mainstreaming GBV into sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including case management and comprehensive management of rape.
  • Work on GBV risk mitigation and prevention across sectors and in collaboration with other development and peace actors.
  • Collaborate on youth and gender initiatives, identifying areas for improved GBV management through information management and M&E.
  • Support data work related to GBV, ensuring high standards of data collection, analysis, and utilization.
Nexus and Durable Solutions
  • Drive the integration of nexus approaches in GBV programming, ensuring alignment with the new Country Program Document 2025-2029.
  • Collaborate with partners, including potential secondments from entities like Sweden, to enhance nexus work focused on recovery and development.
Strategic and Operational Management
  • Lead the strategic realignment and operational effectiveness of GBV programming in Ukraine.
  • Implement and oversee the strategic upgrade of GBV positions, including managing the reconfiguration process in compliance with organizational guidelines.
  • Ensure seamless transition and continuity in AoR coordination through structured onboarding and potential "double occupancy" periods.
 
Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Advanced degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in GBV prevention and response in conflict-affected contexts.
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • Proven experience in program design, evaluation, and resource mobilization.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to influence and inspire diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated management experience in leading a team.
  • Commitment to feminist principles of social justice and the localization of aid.
  • Proven experience in successful resource mobilization 
  • Proficiency in English

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