GBV Sub-Cluster Field Coordinator (consultancy)


Position summary:

Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Representative and direct supervision of the GBV (Gender based Violence) Sub-Cluster Coordinator at the national level, the GBV Sub-Cluster Field Coordinator facilitates and coordinates rapid implementation of GBV in Emergencies (GBViE) programming in Bentiu, South Sudan in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and GBV Coordination Handbook. GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies is multi-sectoral, involving multiple organizations and actors from the displaced and host communities, NGO and government implementing partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations to engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives.

The GBV Coordinator’s duties include: establishing effective mechanisms for inter-agency and cross-sectoral coordination and operationalization of GBV-related interventions, in line with the IASC GBV Guidelines and related tools and guidance; providing technical leadership and ensure awareness and usage of relevant global, regional and national tools for effective GBViE programming; and promoting effective data and information collection, sharing and analysis.

Scope of work:

Coordination and Promoting Joint Action

  • Reinforce and/or establish GBV working group; promote engagement of relevant humanitarian actors including government actors
  • Ensure regular space and time for meetings and timely circulation of information and updates
  • Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally-endorsed tools for effective GBV programme management and inter-agency coordination
  • Identify working group focal points to engage with other relevant sectors/clusters for GBV risk mitigation and survivor referral
  • Develop GBV referral pathways
  • Develop location-specific GBV working group work plans
  • Draft key messages and advocacy notes to promote consistent communications that emphasize the life-saving nature of GBV-related interventions in the crisis-affected context
  • Develop strategy for effective communications with affected populations on GBV services, risk mitigation strategies, and to promote gender equality
  • Proactively fund-raise for joint programmes to support the work plan, including through relevant humanitarian funding mechanisms

Technical Leadership

  • Promote awareness of, access to and use of relevant tools and guidelines across clusters to support effective GBV prevention and response
  • Assess capacity gaps that hinder quality and/or coverage of GBV prevention and response interventions
  • Develop/adapt and conduct trainings to address capacity gaps

Information Management

  • Lead and/or contribute to assessments and situational analyses; ensure GBV concerns included in multi-cluster assessments and link to consolidated appeals
  • Map actors who are supporting/could support GBV-related interventions and identify gaps
  • Ensure a standardized approach to data gathering, with an emphasis on ensuring safe and ethical practices as promoted by the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors, and the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies
  • Establish a system for information sharing and dissemination, including for advocacy purposes 
  • Develop and regularly update an inter-agency M&E framework to guide work of GBV coordination body and support accountability
  • Prepare standard periodic reports and progress updates on on-going GBV working group for inclusion in OCHA SitReps, Humanitarian Bulletins, Protection Advisories, Global GBV AoR Weekly Updates, UNFPA HQ internal and external meetings and advocacy, etc.


The consultant will submit monthly progress reports.

At the conclusion of the consultancy period, the consultant will complete a final report as well as handover notes in the form provided by UNFPA.

Duration of the consultancy: 

6 months


  • Master’s degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related 
  • 5 years of experience in GBV programme management and experience working in humanitarian settings - preferably in an acute emergency
  • Prior training in gender issues and their application in international humanitarian or development settings
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender issues and their relevance in humanitarian emergency settings
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protection issues in humanitarian settings
  • Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization
  • Group facilitation skills and experience, training skills, coalition-building skill
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups, and individuals
  • Fluency in English and basic Arabic


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Bentiu
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-01

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