TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (FAST TRACK)- Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Social Mobilization Specialist, UNFPA Sub-Office, Strategic Partnership Specialist, Strategic Partnerships Branch/ Division of Communication and Strategic Partnerships, Humanitarian and Gender Based Violence Coordinator,Evaluation Analyst, Evaluation Office,Consultant: Institutional Transformation, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) Specialist, Policy and Liaison Unit (PLU), Humanitarian Office

    Level: P-3
    Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    Closing date: 13 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: Cox’s Bazar
    Job ID: 29070

    Closing date for this vacancy is extended to: 13 March 2020 (5 pm New York time)

    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (FAST TRACK)

    Duration: 364 days

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    The Position:

    Under the overall guidance of the Head of Sub-Office and direct supervision of the GBV Program Specialist in Cox’s Bazar,  the GBV Social Mobilization Specialist will work closely with the GBV team in Cox’s Bazar and liaise with relevant GBV and women’s empowerment actors and coordination groups to ensure that integrated and expanded activities addressing violence against women and girls are successfully implemented for GBV prevention and response.

    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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    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 the provision of Humanitarian Response and Nexus Development programme results.

    Job Purpose:

    Since 25 August 2017, targeted violence against Rohingya communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has forced 919,000 people – mostly women and children – to flee their homes. This exodus has become one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world. In support of these efforts, the humanitarian community has rapidly scaled up its operations as well. Movements within Cox’s Bazar remain fluid, with arrivals continuing daily in July 2018. Incidents of gender-based violence continue to be reported weekly. Many girls and women have been exposed to severe forms of sexual violence in Myanmar before and during flight.

    There are significant safety and security concerns for women and girls in the camps from several challenges. Just moving in public to access water points, latrines, bathing areas, and safe spaces put them at risk. Women and girls lack adequate clothing and personal dignity items which increases risk. Increased overcrowding and limited privacy across all refugee sites elevate safety and security risks. Many Rohingya refugee family units are female-

    headed (up to one in five), leading to greater vulnerability. In addition, the burden of care women assume for children and others can make it difficult for them to take proper care of themselves, women often neglect their own needs as they care for their families and neighbors.

    In response, UNFPA is supporting 23 Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) and 10 Women Led Community Centers (WLCC) in the Rohingya Refugee Camp and adjacent host community.  UNFPA supports community outreach activities to mitigate risks and prevent GBV.  At the WFS, caseworkers are trained to offer specialized case management services for survivors of GBV and deliver information and awareness raising sessions for women and girls at risk of gender-based violence. UNFPA is introducing caseworkers into the health facilities to ensure all women seeking SRH have access to GBV awareness and response. At the WLCC, GBV topics will be integrated into the livelihood’s curriculum.  Community mobilizers and volunteers are working to provide comprehensive GBV prevention and risk mitigation interventions on the ground by engaging different community groups, including men and boys. Towards this effort, UNFPA is seeking support with GBV expertise to guide the Cox’s Bazar GBV team with a participatory GBV core concepts training package that can be used in UNFPA’s GBV prevention and response program in the Rohingya and host communities.

    Requirements:

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education:  

    Advanced degree with a specialization in areas such as social work, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.

    Knowledge and Experience: 

    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in GBV program development and management, preferably in an emergency context.

    • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response, is desired.

    • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.

    • Ability to develop and coordinate GBV prevention programs that target refugees, IDPs/returnees, and their host communities.

    • Proficiency in English

    • Proven relevant experience in community activism and mobilization

    • Previous experience and/or training on use of SASA! Methodology

    • Excellent understanding of human rights-based, survivors-centered and participatory approach.

    • Experience in capacity development/training of staff members and community groups.

    • Experience in developing SOPs, training module, guidelines, tools for social mobilisation in GBV prevention

    • Experience in working with men and boys in GBV prevention

    • Proven communications and inter-personal skills, IT literacy, as well as organizational skills and time-management

    • Good understanding of international GBV best practices and guidelines

    • Experience of working at a global or regional level especially in the developing countries.

    Languages: 

    Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.

     

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    Level: P-3
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Closing date: 13 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: New York
    Job ID: 29057

    The Position:

    The Strategic Partnerships Specialist will be located in the Strategic Partnerships Branch/ Division of Communication and Strategic Partnerships.

    S/He will work under the overall supervision and reporting to the Chief of the branch, who leads organization-wide effort to build strategic partnerships with private strategic partners, to position UNFPA as a leader on the agenda of the organization.

    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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    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 main purpose of this position is to explore, expand and manage partnerships with private strategic partners, to promote internal cooperation and provide guidance to UNFPA offices/units in building partnerships. The staff member will also serve as focal point for ROs and COs. She/He will operate according to the UNFPA Strategic Partnerships Framework.

    Requirements:

    Education:  

    • Advanced university degree in international development studies, social sciences and/or business administration, public administration or related field.

    Knowledge and Experience: 

    • Specialized knowledge of international development policies, international affairs, fundraising and corporate social responsibility are desirable.

    • Background in planning, resource mobilization, with preference for experience in working on partnerships with the private sector  and innovation

    • 5 years progressively relevant experience in the thematic area.

    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills are necessary in this position. Incumbent will be interacting with different external parties and should project an image that is representative of UNFPA.

    • Ability to work in multicultural settings, and advanced computer and skills are necessary;

    • Good understanding of word processing, Excel and other computerized applications

    Languages: 

    Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of another official UN  language is highly desirable.

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    Level: P-4
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Closing date: 16 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: Beirut, Lebanon
    Job ID: 28918

    In scaling up its support nationwide to respond to the humanitarian crisis and to support medium to long term resilience interventions, UNFPA on one hand continues to play a key role to respond to the protection needs of women and girls, particularly in ensuring dignity and safety for women and girls and affected population. On the other hand, UNFPA continues to assume the leadership role related the Inter Agency Task Force on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBVTF) ensuring standards, approaches, tools, interventions, priorities are harmonized, standardized and compliant by all humanitarian actors.

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Head of Office in Lebanon, the humanitarian /GBV Coordinator provides overall (a) support to the coordination, guidance, technical support as co-lead of the GBV Task Force and (b) coordination, advice and oversight for the humanitarian response programme supported by UNFPA Lebanon.

    Job Purpose

    As it continues to scale up its support within the Syria humanitarian response, UNFPA in Lebanon is sustaining its operation to cater for the needs of the affected population including Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese.

    With regards to the overall coordination of the UNFPA humanitarian response, the incumbent will assist the Country Office (CO) in the planning, coordination and oversight of the humanitarian/resilience related interventions, including provision of overall coordination support related to undertaking of assessments, resource mobilization, integrated programme approach, joint programming, strategic partnerships, interagency coordination, etc. In consultation with the Head of Office, the incumbent will closely work with humanitarian agencies as well as civil society and government counterparts – among other – to coordinate humanitarian/resilient related interventions to affected communities and population – namely Syrian refugees as well as vulnerable Lebanese residing in host communities.

    With regards to the coordination of the SGBV Task Force, the incumbent will support and guide the SGBV TF with technical leadership for effective coordination and efficient implementation of the inter agency GBV sub-sector in Lebanon. The incumbent will co-lead the SGBV TF and actively participate in related national and sub-national coordination mechanisms. He/She will support the conceptualization and development of sub-sector IA programming priorities, approaches and tools and will guide their rapid implementation and monitoring in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions associated with the humanitarian and resilience contexts nationwide. He/she will also support the generation, analysis and dissemination of related resources, data, and evidence in a manner consistent with the methodology outlined in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Resources in Humanitarian Action.

    He /she will ensure proactive role and contribution in the priority settings as guided by the Government response framework i.e. Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) in fulfilling the needs of the population affected by the Syrian crisis. The incumbent will also be guided by the UN Strategic Framework, UNFPA Country Programme 2017-2021 as well as any other relevant frameworks including sectoral ones.

    Advanced University degree in gender studies, development, social sciences, public/community health, or any other discipline as it relates to gender and GBV, development, humanitarian or related field;

     

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience in programme management and coordination;

    • Strong knowledge of gender issues in development and humanitarian contexts, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings;

    • Sound knowledge of reproductive health/HIV, prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;

    • Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies;

    • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response and peace and reconciliation;

    • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset

     

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    Level: P-2
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Closing date: 16 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: New York, USA
    Job ID: 28759

    The Position:

    The position of Evaluation Analyst is located in the UNFPA Headquarters in New York and reports to the Director, UNFPA Evaluation Office, New York.

    • Support to evaluation managers in implementation of selected corporate evaluations within the Evaluation Plan;
    • Coordination of the evaluation quality assurance and assessment system;
    • Support to evaluation capacity development;
    • Contributes to Evaluation Office planning and reporting including contributing to the Annual Evaluation Plan and Report to the Executive Board.

    Work Relations

    • External partners include UN agencies; donor community; international organizations and counterparts on substantive issues including NGOs and civil society organisations, community-based organisations, Academia, and Research Institutions, professional associations, and international evaluation specialists.
    • Internal partners include HQ Divisions and Branches, Regional and Country Offices and UNFPA technical networks, reference groups and expert working groups.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education: 

    Advanced university degree in public policy, public health, population/demography, international economics, and/or social science disciplines.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Two years of professional experience conducting/ contributing to evaluations including experience in conducting evaluations in lower and middle income countries; ideally within the United Nations or a similar system;
    • Two years of professional experience conducting/ contributing to evaluations in areas of UNFPA mandate including sexual and reproductive health, gender, data and population dynamics, adolescents and youth;
    • Knowledge of decentralized evaluation systems and mechanisms
    • Excellent technical knowledge of evaluation approaches, evaluation design, data collection including qualitative and quantitative methods, methodologies for data analysis, preparation of evaluation reports, disseminating evaluation results;
    • Excellent knowledge of emerging global issues and evaluation trends that impact on the work of the Office and skills necessary to advance the evaluation function in the organization;
    • Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills;
    • Excellent presentation (oral and written) skills and the ability to represent the evaluation office and to effectively communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner to all audiences;
    • Strong statistical skills and advanced user of Stata, SPSS and Excel;
    • Strong skills in conducting financial analysis and preparation, conduct and analysis of surveys;
    • Experience organizing conferences, stakeholder workshops, technical sessions;
    • Experience with Powerpoint, infographics and other presentation tools.

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and spoken English language skills are required, advanced knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.

     

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    Level: Consultant

    Contract Type: Consultancy

    Closing date: 17 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)

    Duty station: New York, USA

    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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    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 Change Management Secretariat acts as a governance mechanism, working under the DED-M to ensure the substantive and operational coherence of the various change management initiatives and processes within UNFPA, coordinating and supporting change management processes such as: : Aligning Headquarters/Regional Office/ Country Office Functions; The Comprehensive Resources Review; the Information and Communications Technologies transformation and the UN Reform. The CMS ensures consistency during a period of transition to continue improving UNFPA’s business model in light of the new Strategic Plan, the QCPR and various UN Reform initiatives.

    The complexity/scale of the Change Management Agenda requires a best practice governance structure and a small dedicated team to support alignment processes, monitor further development and implementation of initiatives, guided by the Executive Committee and a Change Management Steering Committee accompanied by timely monitoring and reporting to senior management and other oversight UNFPA units as appropriate.   Within this context, the Institutional Transformation Consultant will provide research, M&E and operational support to UNFPA initiatives related to change management facilitated by the Change Management Secretariat.

    You would be responsible for:

    • Performing research assistance duties including bibliographic and database searches;
    • Documenting knowledge about current and emerging change management issues by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches, and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and change implementation planning;
    • Drafting contributions to reports, minutes, papers, notes and other documents;
    • Providing background information and content on ongoing processes for presentations for meetings with internal and external partners on different aspects of institutional change;
    • Contributing to the preparation of monitoring components of the Change Management operational plans working with the head and the team.
    • Coordinating and providing input for the development of monitoring and evaluation components for Change Management with clear activities, roles and responsibilities;
    • In collaboration with Change Management Implementation Officer, monitoring day-to-day change management implementation and analyzing progress;
    • Participating in change management progress review, drafting review reports;
    • Utilizing information obtained in such reviews as an input for the team and senior management decision making;
    • Providing input to development of tools to support coordination of various working groups and task forces;
    • Contributing with substantive inputs to communication materials to internal and external audiences.
    • Preparing documentation and presentations for meetings with internal and external partners on relevant aspects of Change Management process;
    • Contributing input to routine reports on Change Management;
    • Maintaining and updating project files, including project progress reports, work plans and budgets in compliance with guidelines;
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Advanced university degree in business administration, international affairs, public management or equivalent area;
    • 2  years of relevant experience in multilateral organizations or public institutions;
    • Previous experience in the UN an advantage;
    • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, international affairs, management, social sciences, public health or other related field;
    • Strong analytical skills and data competencies and visual presentation;
    • Ability to collect, structure, curate, process and analyze data, including identifying trends
    • Ability to think logically and work with attention to detail;
    • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with IDWGs, and colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds;
    • Fluency in English required, knowledge of an additional UN language an asset;
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
    • Computer literacy – Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
    • Good knowledge of Atlas / Peoplesoft;
    • Good writing and communication skills;
    • Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of an additional UN language an asset.

    Other Desirable Skills:

    • Commitment to the Organization and its Mandate
    • Cultural Sensitivity
    • Analytical and Strategic Thinking
    • Result Orientation,
    • Communication Skills,
    • Working in Teams,
    • Performance Management.

    Core Competencies

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

    Functional Competencies:

    • Logistical support
    • Managing data
    • Managing documents, correspondence and reports
    • Managing information and workflow
    • Planning, organizing and multi-tasking
    • Managing financial processes
    • Job knowledge / technical expertise

    Duration:  6 months

    How to apply:Intersted applicants should send a letter of motivation and detailed CV/Resume with  “Consultant:  Institutional Transformation” in the subject to:  gromova@unfpa.org by 17 March 2020.

    Disclaimer

    UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotlinehttp://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

    Level: P-4
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Closing date: 17 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: New York, USA
    Job ID: 29093

    The Position:

    The Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist (GBViE) post is located in the Policy and Liaison Unit (PLU), Humanitarian Office (HO), New York. Under direct supervision of the Head, PLU, the post is part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team and contributes to strengthening global preparedness and risk analysis and emergency programming, including providing integrated technical guidance and tools for the implementation of gender-based violence policies and programmes and contributes to global capacity development for addressing gender-based violence in humanitarian settings.

    How Can You 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’s person potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    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 and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

    Job Purpose:

    The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, ICPD@25, Oslo Conference Commitments on SGBV in Humanitarian Crises, etc.). The Humanitarian Office leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA’s role as a key global humanitarian actor. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the Humanitarian Office acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, financing, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization.

    HO advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence prevention and response, the empowerment of young people, and population data into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HO facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to emergencies and to ensure the fund is well equipped to carry out its mandate  within the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. Furthermore, HO advances UNFPA’s strategic global leadership for the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility for the development system.

    The Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist is responsible for developing and advancing fund-wide and partner-inclusive GBV Capacity Development Strategy towards strengthening the human resource pool for addressing GBV in humanitarian contexts and ensure high-quality programme interventions based on available evidence. The Specialist will also work to gain visibility for GBV in emergencies, and enable increased impact in the efforts to deliver life-saving services to end GBV and harmful practices.  S/he will also represent UNFPA and provide technical inputs in inter-agency partnerships (such as Call to Action to end GBV in Emergencies, UN Action). S/he advances innovative research that drives the evidence-base for tailored GBV capacity development, norm and standard setting initiatives and programming.

    The GBViE Specialist works closely with other GBV team members and the GBV Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) based in Geneva, and relevant HQ, regional and country office staff to oversee implementation and evaluation of programme initiatives focused on GBV in emergencies.

     

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, humanitarian practice, international development, public health or related field.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in GBViE programming in the field;
    • Familiarity with IASC and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms, guiding principles and standards;
    • Experience needed in programme development and management and reporting;
    • 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.
    • Experience in providing training/workshops is an asset.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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