GBV Programme Specialist, Amman, Jordan

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA Jordan

Job Identification : 6819

Locations : Amman, Jordan

Posting Date : 11/08/2022, 09:40 PM

Apply Before : 12/07/2022, 09:40 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : P3

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Desired Languages


Job Category : Gender Equality & Human Rights

Job Description

The Position:

Under the overall direction of the UNFPA Representative in Jordan and direct supervision of Humanitarian Coordinator, the incumbent will be working closely with the GBV Programme Analyst to coordinate Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme coordination & monitoring including GBV IMS. The GBV Specialist works in close collaboration with Programme Officers and Operations staff. The GBV Specialist works in an integrated manner with other UN Organizations, technical staff in the government and civil society organizations to ensure successful implementation of UNFPA- supported Gender/ GBV prevention and response programmes. GBV Specialist works in partnerships with other cluster coordinators and chairs the GBV Inter-Agency Working Group, and ensures the learning from the humanitarian intervention feeding the strategic development of the regular programme. The GBV Programme Specialist post is located in UNFPA Jordan Office in Amman

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. 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.

Job Purpose:

The primary roles of the GBV Specialist, to work closely with the GBV Analyst on:

  • Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme coordination & monitoring ;
  • Coordination of Humanitarian GBV Programme including GBV IMS;
  • Strengthening of CO’s strategic partnerships

You would be responsible for:

  • Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme development, coordination & monitoring In the areas of expertise:
  • Provide operational and technical support to key Government partners on development, implementation and M&E of Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme. This entails but is not limited to:
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of Gender programme
  • Lead the development of gender/ GBV work plan and ensure effective management of assigned work plan outputs/activities;
  • Contribute to formulation of performance indicators and setting of programme milestones and targets to ensure effective monitoring of progress towards achievements of set programme results;
  • Provide advice, document and report on achievements of programme and project results, proactively demonstrating substantive progress towards set targets;
  • In collaboration with Operations and M&E staff, undertake periodic financial and support visits to monitor implementation of assigned programmes/projects’ activities, identification of programmatic, operational and financial challenges, and of appropriate solutions;
  • Participate in NEX audit processes and ensure that NEX audit recommendations in relation to assigned programme areas of responsibility are implemented and closed;
  • Provide programme inputs and contribute to drafting of donors’ and UNFPA’s statutory (e.g. COAR, CO profile, etc.) as well as ad hoc reports;
  • Coach and build capacity of UNFPA National Staff member(s) on Gender/ GBV coordination;
  • Support in the development/revision of training manuals and other reference documents
  • Supervise and lead the work of programme support staff
  • Contribute to:

    • Development/review of national policies and strategies to mainstreaming of Gender and GBV prevention and response;
    • Strengthening of advocacy for Gender in general and GBV prevention and response in particular;
    • Development of appropriate Gender/ GBV prevention and response communication strategies and corresponding materials;
    • Carry out analysis and interpretation of programme data and contribute to the development of innovative strategies and approaches in light of challenges hampering implementation of Gender/ GBV related programme activities.
  • Coordination of Humanitarian GBV Programme , including GBV IMS;
  • Chair GBV Inter-Agency Working Group at and Inter-Agency GBVIMS task force;
  • Liaise with (i) cluster leads, particularly with Protection Cluster and Child protection sub-cluster Leads, (ii) GBV focal points and gender advisers in other agencies, organizations (including governments, national and international NGOs and women’s groups);
  • Coordinate with existing or to be established sub-national coordination mechanisms to bolster the multisectorial response and prevention;
  • Support in the development of procurement plan (dignity kits, post-rape treatment kits, etc.);
  • Document best practices and approaches for responding to issues of GBV in order to deepen the knowledge base among relevant partners;
  • Prepare regular analytical reports on issues as guided by UNFPA and/or the inter-agency GBV coordination body;
  • Promote and facilitate the inclusion of GBV into Humanitarian Needs Overview, Jordan Humanitarian Response Plan and other appeal processes and documents;
  • Work with partners to develop and/or revise training materials according to local context and implement relevant training sessions for multi-sectoral prevention and response actors.
  • Provide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender inequality issues
  • In line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies:
  • Undertake assessment missions as appropriate to determine the magnitude and scope of GBV and identify strategic inter-sectoral approaches for addressing it;
  • Work with the GBV coordination groups to adopt a standardized GBV incident report/intake form and other relevant forms as necessary. Train partner organizations and other sectors in the use of this form with particular emphasis to the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors and in line with the GBV Information Management System
  • If necessary, develop monthly report formats that capture relevant information and that support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes;
  • Support the analysis of data collected and their posting on UNFPA Jordan portal;
  • Strengthening of CO’s strategic partnerships
  • Participate and contribute technical/programme inputs in inter-agency as well as national coordination forums around Gender/ GBV prevention and response to maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, civil society, bilateral as well as multi-lateral development partners, etc.
  • Contribute to CO’s efforts in Resource Mobilization through collection and analysis of information on donors, drafting of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of funding gaps in programmes and opportunities for funding, etc.
  • Serve as UNFPA focal person in the relevant forums;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the work of consultants and ensure good quality work and outputs.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by Head of Office and Humanitarian Coordinator
  • Undertake consultation for the review of the 2013 GBV strategy;
  • Facilitate revision/ update of established Standard Operating Procedures and related policies and practices.
  • Build the capacity of partners to provide support to survivors of gender-based violence in line with the revised GBV guidelines.
  • Update the regularly the 3W/4W and assess the gap of services and referral in order to orient the decision.
  • Assess the usefulness of dignity kits for men;
  • Draft press releases and other information-related documents produced by the coordination mechanism for their endorsement and the dissemination;
  • Support the resource mobilization process;
  • Developing information, education, and communication (IEC) materials.
  • Compiles Standard GBV resources and share them.

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field;

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in gender issues and their application in international humanitarian or development settings;
  • Practical experience in GBV programme development and management and technical knowledge and experience in GBV prevention and response using a survivor-centered approach highly desirable
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination particularly in area of GBV is required;
  • Previous experience with the GBV IMS is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors;
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender issues and their relevance in humanitarian emergency settings;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or protection issues in humanitarian settings, and of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors;
  • Experience working directly with survivors of GBV is recommended
  • Experience in program management;
  • Field experience is a strong asset


  • Proficiency in English. Advanced Arabic is an asset

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy / advancing a policy oriented agenda – influencing the public policy agenda; performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
  • Results based programme development and management – achieving results through programme design and innovative resourcing strategies; ensures that UNFPA’s global and regional institutional priorities and new policy and programming guidelines are taken into account in country-level programming processes;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships – building strategic alliances; effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances with institutions and individuals relevant to UNFPA’s mandate and strategic agenda;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches – fostering innovation in others; generates original and imaginative ideas and effective solutions to problems;
  • Resource mobilization ( Programme ) – developing strategy at country level; identifies country needs and develops proposals to be presented to donors and governments;
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise – expert knowledge of own discipline. Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


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