UNFPA vacancy announcements, March 3, 2023
Employment: Temporary Appointment
Location: Adigrat, Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Experience Level: Junior Level (2 years)
Number of Positions:
Date of Announcement: March 1, 2023
Deadline: March 8, 2023
The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Programme Analyst is based in Adigrat, Tigray Region. Under the overall guidance of the Senior Project Coordinator (P.4) and direct supervision of the GBV Case Management Specialist (P3), the GBV Programme Analyst will be responsible for Eastern zone of Tigray response. He/she will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic inputs to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GBViE programming to ensure quality, survivor-centered, multi-sectoral and well-coordinated GBV response in the conflict context, whilst also supporting partnerships and coordination for GBV response among other UN agencies, IPs and clusters/sectors within the region. Travel may be required to other parts of the Region for programme monitoring purposes.
How the GBV Programme Analyst 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 new strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
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.
Under the direct supervision of GBV Case Management Specialist in Mekelle, the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programming to assist those affected by the conflict in Tigray region of Ethiopia. Key duties include:
- Assessment, planning, programme oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of GBV initiatives through the use of available IASC global guidelines and standards, tools and will be in line with UNFPA’s Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies.
- Partnership development and management, and programme oversight / monitoring.
- Capacity-building of national and local partners on GBViE prevention, risk mitigation and response in emergency and humanitarian settings.
- Support UNFPA representation in woreda/zone level and ensure advocacy for GBV prevention and response.
- Guide adherence to the GBV guiding principles throughout all UNFPA supported GBViE Programme activities.
- Conduct or oversee facilitation of GBV case management training for implementing partners following inter agency guidelines, with the objective of building internal partner capacity to train staff on comprehensive case management topics.
- Mentor and supervise provision of case management psychosocial support services in Women and Girls Friendly Spaces (WGFS), SRH facilities (One Stop Centers) and at community level, ensuring regular planning and debriefing sessions with field staff to facilitate staff care, and foster innovative and quality programming
- Conduct and/or guide assessment of current Case management interventions and staff knowledge and skills in UNFPA’s Women and Girls Friendly Spaces in the camps and host communities.
- Support the International MHPSS Specialist in the design of interventions for UNFPA and implementing partners in Tigray with attention to ensuring cultural sensitivity and relevance.
- Support the GBV Specialist (BCC and Prevention) in the design of interventions for UNFPA GBV prevention programmes and male engagement in Tigray with attention to ensuring cultural sensitivity and relevance.
- Support Partners in building capacity on social mobilization programme, and develop a community-based prevention mechanism of GBV
- Identify training needs for GBV Case Managers, Case Workers, social workers, PSS officers, coordinators, volunteers, and support organizations such as Women Support Groups and Community Watch Groups. Conduct capacity building activities to meet these needs through trainings, workshops, mentorship, and on-the-job training. Maintain training logs to track all training provided to/by partners, including information on post-assessments to assess effectiveness of training.
- Develop capacity of the community-based working groups at the WGFS and other locations to understand basic concepts of GBV response and prevention.
- Work closely with UNFPA GBV and SRH staff, IP Project Coordinators, Case Managers and Case Workers, and Community Volunteers to design services that respond to needs of IDPs and targeted host communities.
- Support and guide Case Workers and Case Managers in implementation of all components of case management including client assessment, referral, PSS, safety planning, advocacy, and follow up.
- Ensure case management services are fully documented, records are safeguarded in accordance with GBV standards and GBV Information Management System protocols, and non-identifying data is regularly analysed to determine emerging trends, risks, gaps in services and access, and opportunities for service improvement
- Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) that support and track activities.
- Oversee and provide guidance for age appropriate and relevant case management and psychosocial activities for women and girls. Support field staff in designing, developing and linking adolescents and youth programming in WGFS and in community for GBV prevention and response with support from UNFPA Youth team
- Support GBV Partner staff in building capacity on GBVIMS through support from GBVIMS/GBVAoR national/regional team and do regular monitoring to improve the quality of documentation and reporting un the GBVIMS
- Support the GBV team in developing annual work plans, monitoring the workplan progress, and sharing the updates with team leads on a regular basis.
- Support Implementing partners in submitting quarterly plans in a timely manner.
- Provide support for the GBViE team to compile donor reports, Sitreps and other reports as required.
- Identify concerns related to and guide adherence to GBV referral protocols by all relevant organizations and agencies.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including camp authorities /local /regional government and other implementing partner organizations and agencies, ensuring that only appropriate GBV service information is shared. Regularly attend the coordination meeting at field level.
- Work closely with Health focal points supervising Midwives placed in WGFS, and OSC and with GBV focal points in Health Facilities supported by UNFPA and other partners.
- Coordinate with other actors for strengthening and linking adolescents and youth programming for GBV prevention and response
- Represent UNFPA in MHPSS coordination structures and maintain linkage between MHPSS Working Group and GBV AoR to support information sharing and skills transfer
- Establish strong linkage between UNFPA’s and other agencies’ programs for mainstreaming GBV prevention and response through women empowerment
- Attend meetings, trainings and special events related to GBV, MHPSS and humanitarian response. Provide the GBViE team with updates as needed and share information gathered with the GBViE team.
- Monitor data collection to ensure staff are collecting data in safe and ethical ways and submitting it in a timely manner.
- Monitor attendance records and other reporting tools in WGFS in close coordination d collaboration with M and E specialist Tigray
- Support GBViE team in reporting activities in the field for progress/after action reports and document lessons learned and challenges.
- Plan and conduct audits in WGFS and SRH Facilities to ensure proper service delivery and conduct FGDs with beneficiaries to ensure service provision is adequate and feedback is incorporated in UNFPA’s GBV Programming.
- Any other duties assigned by the management.
Master’s degree with specialization in areas such as social work, mental health/psychology, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines from recognized universities/colleges
Experience and Knowledge:
- At least 2 years of specialized experience in GBV programming, preferably including in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.
- Proven understanding of the survivors-centered and human-rights-based approaches.
- Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors is an asset.
- Excellent programme management skills, including organizational and time-management skills, IT literacy, and proven experience in programme / budget management and monitoring. Experience working through Implementing Partners and establishing / managing remote monitoring systems an asset.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- High resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.
- Fluency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset. Proficiency in Tigrinya language is highly desirable.
- Exemplifying integrity,
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
- Embracing cultural diversity,
- Embracing change
- Achieving results,
- Being accountable,
- Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
- Thinking analytically and strategically,
- Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
- Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information.
- Facilitating quality programmatic results
- Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners, and building strategic alliances and partnerships.
- Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
Managerial Competencies (if applicable):
● Providing strategic focus,
● Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
● Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
● Making decisions and exercising judgment
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