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UNFPA-GBV Programme Specialist-P3-Madagascar (40% Fitovinany, 60% Vatovavy)

Vatovavy and Fitovinany Regions, Madagascar
Position Title: GBV Programme Specialist
Receiving Agency: UNFPA
P Level: P3
Location: Madagascar (40% Fitovinany, 60% Vatovavy)
Duration: 3 months 
Language: French required
On 19 January 2023, tropical storm CHENESO made landfall on the northeast of Antalaha and caused heavy rainfall and flooding in 17 regions with 90,870 people affected including 34,114 displaced persons. On 19 February 2023, Very Intense Tropical Cyclone FREDDY made landfall approximately 30 km north of the town of Mananjary and intensified into a moderate tropical storm with preliminary reports indicating that seven people died and 116,701 people affected including 37,731 displaced persons. Due to inappropriate shelter conditions which may exacerbate already high levels of violence against women and girls, as well as an increased risk of unplanned pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications; high potential risk of maternal death due to lack of access to health facilities, UNFPA immediately offered its assistance to the Government as part of the joint efforts of the United Nations.

Security Situation Summary in country and main threats: (i.e armed conflict, terrorism, crime, social unrest, hazard)

The presence of heavily armed groups decimates cows, kidnaps women and children, creating insecurity. This growing insecurity has weakened the already embryonic economy of the country. The country is used to face natural disasters such as cyclones.
Role Description: Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programming in a humanitarian emergency. GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies is multi-sectoral and involves organizations and actors, including women led organizations, from the displaced and host communities, NGO and government implementing partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations that engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives. 

Key duties include:  assessment and planning; partnership development; training on survivor centered GBV response and sensitization; and monitoring GBViE programme indicators. Planning, coordination, monitoring of GBV initiatives will be conducted through the use of available global guidelines and standards, and will be in line with Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming.

n consultation with the Deputy Representative and the Humanitarian Coordinator, the incumbent will closely work with national authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to provide humanitarian assistance to the crisis affected communities in a manner consistent with the methodology outlined in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Cluster system and Humanitarian Programme Cycle https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/programme-cycle


Programme Development and Implementation
  • Conduct field GBV risk assessments and/ or situational analyses to determine needs and gaps for GBV prevention and response services.  Where appropriate, ensure GBV issues are integrated in other key assessments.
  • In partnership with relevant UN, national and international NGOs, Red Cross, and government stakeholders, develop a comprehensive GBV programme in line with available global guidance that adheres the Inter-agency Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming.
  • Orient UNFPA CO staff, implementing partners, and national authorities in planning and implementing GBV programmes related to refugees, IDPs/returnees and host communities. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies for health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, the refugee/IDP population, building on available resources such as the GBV Minimum Standards facilitation guide and presentations https://gbvaor.net/gbviems.
  • Ensure timely and sufficient supply of quality SRH commodities including for the clinical management of rape and IPV together with SRH colleagues
  • Support the CO to accelerate implementation of activities funded through CERF, UNFPA Emergency Response Fund and engage with donors to raise additional programme funds in line with overarching vision and work plan.

  • Maintain solid working relationships; in collaboration with the Humanitarian Coordinator and UNFPA Deputy Representative/Head of Programmes, provide regular and comprehensive updates related to UNFPA’s progress to address GBV with the UN Country Team, GBV Sub-Cluster, Protection Cluster, Health Cluster, and other relevant actors.
  • Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, represent UNFPA in relevant Cluster and other humanitarian coordination bodies to ensure that GBV issues are adequately considered in the context of the humanitarian response efforts. 
  • Work with the Shelter Cluster to mitigate GBV risks.

  • Monitor GBV assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations.
  • Monitor UNFPA’s GBV programme activities by keeping a close record of activities, such as capacity building, expenditures and agreements made with local partners.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and share with the relevant UNFPA Regional Office, UNFPA Humanitarian Response Division (HRD), and other units as necessary.
  • Support CO on coordination of humanitarian issues and prepare reports and SitReps, as required.

Capacity Development
  • Support and facilitate training on GBV case management
  • Coach and build capacity of relevant staff members as well as staff of implementing partners responding to GBV in emergency
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Advanced technical degree with specialization in areas such as social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.
  • 5 to 10 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level; experience in this field in a humanitarian context is an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Understands and applies a survivor-centered approach, including the GBV Guiding Principles.
  • Believes in gender equality and applies, promotes and integrates gender analysis into humanitarian programming.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and can implement a multisectoral response to GBV (including health and psychosocial support).
  • Supports other sectors to mainstream GBV prevention and response. •
  • Understands critical issues – including safety and ethics – with regard to collecting, managing, sharing GBV data.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French is required.
CANADEM and its partners have a no-tolerance policy towards Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH). For this reason, we adhere to all policies, procedures and training of the United Nations on The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). CANADEM mandates all deployees successfully complete the PSEA online course. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise awareness about SEAH, become familiar with a range of measures to combat SEAH, understand the impact on victims and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.

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