The Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Specialist at P4 level will:
- Provide strategic and technical support to management, section chiefs and Chiefs of Field Offices in Ethiopia
- Work with the Country Office’s (CO) Child Protection (CP) team and across other UNICEF sectors and agencies (UNFPA and UNHCR in particular), as well as with country and regional CP and GBViE networks/working groups, the Child Protection Area of Responsibility and Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility,to ensure GBViE prevention, mitigation and response is adequately addressed and coordinated across sectors;
- Support programme knowledge acquisition and management through systematic collection of country programme experience(s) and the provision of GBViE-related technical support;
- Ensure sufficient financial and human resource capacity is in place to effectively achieve the goals noted above.
- Provide strategic and technical support in Ethiopia. This will include deciding on and initiating over-arching support to inter-agency partners and implementing agencies on the planning, development and implementation stages of programmes and strategic plans, in close coordination with the Child Protection and Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (co-led by UNICEF and UNFPA, respectively and with government counterparts), the Protection Cluster (UNHCR), other partner agencies (primarily UNFPA and UNHCR and also UNWomen). These efforts will be in line with the CCCs related to GBVIE, the UNICEF GAP, the UNICEF GBViE Operational Guidance and humanitarian strategies.
- Provide technical advice, guidance and oversight on the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated and or distinct GBViE programmes to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
- Advise on any GBViE-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy. Provide technical advice, guidance and oversight on the development of relevant UNICEF programming strategy documents, policy documents and advocacy to address GBViE. This should include ensuring that UNICEF has plans in place for supply distribution (e.g. Dignity kits).
- Provide updates and briefings on GBViE in the affected contexts for senior management at the Country Office (CO), Regional Office (RO) and/or Headquarters (HQ) levels to ensure understanding and prioritization of programming to address GBVIE in these contexts.
- Work with the Country Office’s (CO) Child Protection (CP) team and across other UNICEF sectors and agencies (UNFPA and UNHCR in particular), as well as with country and regional CP and GBViE networks/working groups, to ensure GBViE prevention, mitigation and response is adequately addressed and coordinated across sectors and across borders, by completing the following:
- Provide technical advice, guidance and oversight to the Child Protection Team and the Country Office as they work with GBViE to ensure there is a comprehensive plan of action to better address GBViE across all humanitarian interventions in affected areas, including:
- To develop and support implementation of GBViE interventions covering the three pillars approach as per the UNICEF GBViE Operational Guide: response, risk mitigation and prevention.
- To develop or revise Standard Operating Procedures (integrated with CP whenever appropriate) for prevention and response to GBViE concerns to ensure quality of care and safe and effective coordination and referral.
- To undertake capacity building initiatives to strengthen GBViE case management practices in line with minimum standards (integrated with child protection whenever appropriate).
- To advise on safe information-sharing practices, including through interagency information management systems.
- Undertake capacity building initiatives to Country Office and Field Office staff on the operationalization of the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action to support preparedness and response across UNICEF sectors.
- Liaise with UNICEF CP section and other sections (such as WASH, Health, Nutrition, Learning and Development, Nutrition, Social Policy and Communication for Development) and the Emergency Unit (noting its cross-cutting function) to ensure GBViE risk mitigation is adequately addressed in line with the IASC GBV Guidelines.
- Support and guide collaboration of the CO CP teams and its partners (e.g. UNFPA, UNHCR), as well as regional mechanisms, to engage in cross-border programming to ensure GBViE is addressed in programmes targeting the needs of separated and unaccompanied children; children associated with armed groups and forces, children in conflict with the law and to address other forms of GBViE which are exacerbated in emergencies but are less known and programmed for (such as trafficking for sex and child marriage).
- Support programme knowledge acquisition and management through systematic collection of country programme experience and the provision of GBVIE-related technical support.
- Provide technical advice, support and oversight to CO CP teams and partners on strengthening safe and ethical monitoring of conflict-related sexual violence against children, in particular through strengthened GBViE monitoring. This will include exploring and strengthening appropriate linkages between GBViE service providers (in particular UNICEF partners) and GBViE IMS, as well as country learning exchanges and capacity development to promote consistency, quality, and safe and ethical practices.
- Manage CO CP teams capacity for the documentation of good practices, learning exchanges and forums, with a focus on conflict, disaster, IDP and refugee settings. This will also include ensuring representation at regional forums both internally and externally for appropriate planning, resourcing and decision making.
- Support allocation and management of sufficient financial and human resource capacity is in place to effectively achieve the goals noted above.
- Promote and facilitate the inclusion of GBViE into humanitarian appeal processes and documents. As needed, support reporting and write funding proposals.
- Prepare programme reports for management as required.
- Ensure continued capacity building for UNICEF staff in the Country and Field Offices on GBViE.