NATIONAL POST: Gender Based Violence (GBV – AOR), Hargeisa – Somaliland [NOB], Hargeisa, Somalia

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA in Hargeisa

Job Identification : 6400

Locations : Hargeisa, Somalia

Posting Date : 10/14/2022, 06:29 AM

Apply Before : 10/21/2022, 04:00 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOB

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Other Criteria

Two years relevant experience in law, social sciences, human rights or gender and development studies, or any other related social science.

Required Languages : Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

Desired Languages

Fluency in written and spoken Somali is essential.

Vacancy Timeline : 1 Week

Job Category : Gender Equality & Human Rights

Job Description

The Position:

The Programme Analyst GBV AOR (Humanitarian) analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends, guiding and facilitating the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes. You will provide programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as with national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response.

You will report to the Gender/GBV Technical Specialist – Programme Manager.

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:

Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Representative of the Hargeisa Office, and the direct supervision of the Gender/GBV Technical Specialist – Programme Manager for Somalia CO , the GBV Coordinator provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming. This response includes close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met. UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster, and the Coordinator for the GBV Capacity Development programme, which the incumbent will assist in coordination.

You would be responsible for:

I. Partnerships and Coordination

  • Works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Human Development and Public Service, Directorate General for Women and Directorate General for Health, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the UN Country Team, Humanitarian technical groups and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response interventions at national and sub-national levels.
  • The GBV Programme Coordinator is to assist the GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator, and oversees the task forces that reports to the sub-cluster.
  • Act as assistant coordinator for the inter-agency GBV Capacity Development Programme, which is part of the global programme
  • Provide technical support in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Act as the focal person of the GBV Information Management System.

II. Technical Support and Programming

  • Coordinates and supports the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV the component of the humanitarian response process including the CAP,
  • Using a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders and partners, in Government institutions, the donor community and the civil society, to ensure mainstreaming of culture, gender and human rights in all population and development programmes and policies.
  • Supports and advises the country office humanitarian response programme and builds knowledge and programming practices in relation to GBV through information sharing and facilitation of external and internal trainings aimed at multi-sectoral prevention and response.
  • Provides technical support to the development of relevant legislative, policy and advocacy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender (inequality) issues.
  • Assists in writing proposals and engaging in resource mobilization efforts to support joint programming and the UN Delivering as One initiative.
  • Responsible for the overall coordination, design and monitoring of GBV component within the humanitarian response programme of the work of UNFPA in Somalia.

III. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Analyzes and reports on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  • Supervises preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected programme results, and documents and applies lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels, and coordinates timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertakes regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advises on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Document lessons learnt and participate in dissemination to relevant partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

IV Carrying out any other relevant activities/responsibilities as assigned by the Programme Specialist, GBV Coordinator and the Deputy Representative

  • A. Key Outcome

    • Enhanced ability of UNFPA Somalia to fulfil its mission to achieve sustainable, locally owned, and concrete results solutions and establish clear linkages between the realization of SRHR and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls and ultimately the reaping of the demographic dividend;
    • Documented track record of UNFPA’s performance on strategic and technical issues related to gender equality and women empowerment;
    • Identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices related to UNFPA Somalia’s programming in Gender and GBV;

B. Key Outcome

  • Enhanced visibility of UNFPA as a trusted partner within the UN system and in the context of international development and humanitarian context to promote social, political, and economic activity and changes in behaviours, social attitudes, beliefs, harmful social norms and actions by communities, individuals and society;

C. Key Outcome

  • Liaise with relevant Government institutions and Implementing Partners to assess, identify technical assistance (TA) needs, and facilitate capacity building in close collaboration with UNFPA SHR and Youth teams as pertinent;

Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s Degree with 2 (two ) year relevant experience in law, social sciences, human rights or gender and development studies, or any other related social science

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in the areas of Gender/GBV, programme/ project management including experience in large multi-sector projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;

  • Demonstrable professional experience in development work.
  • Substantive knowledge and proven practical experience in programming on cross cutting issues, sexual and reproductive health, and gender programming.
  • Demonstrate experiences in working with government partners.
  • Ability to liaise and affiliate with other UN agencies, Donor, NGO and the Government working in the area of Reproductive Health programme.
  • UN common system experience, especially field experience, is desirable.
  • Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.

Other requirements:

  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response, is an asset;


  • Fluency in oral and written English and Somali languages is essential;

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,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

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

Compensation and Benefits:

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

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities

Note : UNFPA reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNFPA at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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