GBViE Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

New York, United States of America

UNICEF’s GBViE portfolio, including continuing to build the evidence, addressing systemic barriers to partnering with WLOs and using the agency’s platform to provide space and voice for these organisations. UNICEF has also released an agency-wide strategy on adolescent girls, with one of the three pillars of this strategy entirely focused on protection/violence. In order to continue advancing UNCEF’s commitment to women-led organizations and further operationalizing the PG Adolescent Girls’ strategy, the GBViE team is looking for a consultant to support the development of specific deliverables under both of these workstreams.
The WLO-related deliverables will be developed in collaboration with colleagues from DAPM and PME at HQ, RO and CO level. The adolescent girls workstream will also involve Gender, Disabilities, Education (Adolescents) and the Humanitarian Action Focal Points group within Programme Group.

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the GBViE Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:  
  • Develop more detailed guidance for UNICEF Cos looking to strengthen partnerships with WLOs as part of GBViE programming
  • Provide local women’s organisations with support to better understand UNICEF and other agencies’ processes. 
  • Draft a humanitarian Annex for the PG Adolescent Girls strategy, outlining the key interventions and approaches for GBViE programming and actions that should be taken to maximize safety and accessibility for adolescent girls across other programmatic sectors and clusters. 
  • In one humanitarian context, support the GBViE Specialist to coordinate an interagency analysis of how well the humanitarian response is meeting the needs of adolescent girls.

  • Masters degree/ Public health, social work, political science, human rights and international law or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in English required, working proficiency of another official UN language an advantage.
Work experience:
  • At least 7 years of humanitarian or related work experience in GBV programming in natural disasters and conflict-affected countries.
  • Knowledge and experience working with local women-led organizations and/or on tailored programming for adolescent girls in emergencies.
  • Experience with humanitarian coordination structures (at global and/or field level).
  • Solid understanding of GBV guiding principles and the survivor-centred approach.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s financial and administrative systems as they relate to implementing partnership agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability facilitating interagency workshops and consensus-building processes.
  • Flexible work attitude: ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment.