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Urgent: Gender-Based Violence Coordinator for Haiti

UNFPA and UNICEF are urgently looking for candidates for the attached TOR to assist with Gender-Based Violence prevention and response programming and coordination in Haiti. Please circulate this through your networks.

Mendy Marsh Gender-based Violence Specialist in Emergencies Programme Division Child Protection in Emergencies Cluster UNICEF HQ New York 1 347 399 4089 1 212 824 6313 mmarsh@unicef. org

Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility of the Protection Cluster

Established in May 2008 under the co-leadership of UNFPA and UNICEF, the aim of the GBV Area of Responsibility is to facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective protection response to GBV in complex emergencies, natural disasters and other such situations. The overall objective of the GBV AoR Working Group is to develop effective and inclusive protection mechanisms which promote a coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach to GBV at the field level.


Based in UNFPA and representing both UNFPA and UNICEF, the GBV Coordinator facilitates and coordinates rapid implementation of GBV programming in the aftermath of the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. 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 liaison and coordination with other organizations (coalition building), training and sensitization, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation. The Coordinator will use the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and companion materials (orientation and training guides, planning worksheets, etc.) to facilitate planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of GBV initiatives.


Partnerships and Coordination
1. Liaise with Humanitarian Coordinators, Country Representatives, cluster leads, GBV managers, SEA focal points, and gender advisers in other agencies and organizations (including governments, national and international NGOs and women's groups) and in peacekeeping missions to form and/or strengthen inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV coordination groups at national and sub-regional levels.
2. Lead the effort to develop a multi-sectoral and inter-agency prevention and response program to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluati on. Facilitate rapid development of agreed-upon Standard Operating Procedures and related policies and practices.

Technical Leadership
3. In line with WHO's Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies, with relevant agencies and the displaced and host populations to conduct a rapid needs assessment of the protection needs of women and girls vis-a-vis GBV.
4. Ensure the inclusion of GBV into CAP, CERF, Flash and other appeal processes and documents.
5. 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.
6. Provide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender (inequality) issues.

Monitoring and Evaluation
In line with WHO's Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies:
7. Work with the GBV coordination groups to revise GBV Incident Report and other relevant forms as needed for the setting. Train partner organizations and other sectors in use of this form with particular emphasis to the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors.
8. Collect, compile, and analyze monthly GBV report data with an emphasis on identifying trends and patterns. Develop monthly report formats that capture relevant information and that support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes.

Administrative and Miscellaneous Duties
9. Write monthly work plans, monthly reports, and other reports as needed or requested.
10. Assist in writing proposals and engaging in other fundraising efforts to support joint programming.
11. Other duties as required.


Education and Training
1. Post-graduate degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field.
2. Prior training in gender issues and their application in international humanitarian or development settings.

Experience and Knowledge
3. Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender issues and their relevance in humanitarian emergency settings.
4. Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender-based violence issues.
5. Demonstrable knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or protection issues in humanitarian settings.
6. Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilit ies of humanitarian actors
7. Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
8. Group facilitation skills and experience.
9. Training skills.
10. Counselling skills and experience (recommended) .
11. Coalition-building skills.
12. One year of experience in program management (in NGO preferred).
13. Experience working in humanitarian settings - preferably in an acute emergency.

Skills and Philosophical Orientation
14. Belief in and commitment to a survivor-centred approach to response to GBV.
15. Belief in and commitment to gender equality.
16. Belief in and commitment to human rights
17. Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups, and individuals.
18. Sensitivity to and respect for a range of cultural beliefs.
19. Fluency in French mandatory.

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