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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
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.
The Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) is the global-level forum for coordination and collaboration on GBV prevention and response and advancing risk mitigation in humanitarian settings under the Cluster System. The GBV AoR constitutes a focus area within the Global Protection Cluster (GPC). The GBV AoR works to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity to respond to humanitarian crises, bringing together non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, academics and others under the shared objective of ensuring lifesaving, predictable, accountable and effective action on GBV.
The GBV AoR Strategy (2021–2025) highlights areas such as communications, knowledge management, in addition to thematic areas such as gender equality and localization, that require strengthening. The need for systematic knowledge management was also raised in the recent REGA and GBV AoR reviews. The Analyst will contribute to improving GBV AoR engagement in these areas.
This position supports the effective management of all GBV AoR work streams, and facilitates effective communication between the country, regional and global teams, between sectors, among membership organizations, relevant partners and stakeholders, to foster a strategic and inclusive governance model, enabling the GBV AoR to address emerging issues as per its new Strategy.
The Analyst supports the implementation of the GBV AoR Strategy and related work plan, engagement with members, Task Teams and Reference Groups, and ensures systems are in place to report and monitor progress, including on Call-to-Action commitments.
The Analyst will manage the communications portfolio and provide operational support to the Regional Emergency GBV Advisory (REGA) teams that operate across five regions, including monitoring of results and donor reporting.
Encouraging a culture of knowledge-sharing and collaborative work flow among internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent will establish, maintain and keep knowledge management systems up-to-date.
Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, humanitarian practice, international development, public health or related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in humanitarian coordination including experience in GBV in emergencies.
Familiarity with IASC and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms, guiding principles and standards. Including global GBV and gender inter-agency fora and frameworks, and related policy debates within an evolving humanitarian architecture.
Documented knowledge of gender equality approaches and theory; experience working on human rights issues and human trafficking from a gender perspective is a plus.
Documented skills and experience managing communications, including monthly bulletins, website management, inter-agency events, participatory training/meeting methodologies.
Experience in knowledge management.
Excellent command of English and working knowledge of French is an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, strong project management skills, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of another official UN language is an asset (French and/or Arabic in particular).