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Ecuador: GBV Field Specialist-P3-P4

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CANADEM is seeking individuals (Canadian citizens or permanent residents) with previous relevant experience who are fluent in English and Spanish and are available for an immediate deployment to Ecuador as a seconded expert with UNFPA for a 3 months contract.

PROFILE DESCRIPTION: Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA CO Representative and/or Head of Office, the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programming in a humanitarian emergency. GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies is multi-sectoral. It involves organizations and actors 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 and sensitization; and monitoring and evaluation. Planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of GBV initiatives will be conducted through the use of available global guidelines and standards, and will be in line with UNFPA’s Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies (forthcoming).

In countries where the Cluster System has been initiated, UNFPA and UNICEF have joint responsibility for either establishing and/or leading a GBV coordination body under the Protection Cluster or for actively identifying and supporting another agency to take on this role. In Cluster countries, the incumbent will represent UNFPA to ensure the Fund’s issues and actions are adequately and appropriately reflected and to enable a better-coordinated response to GBV in the humanitarian setting.


Coordination and Promoting Joint Action at Community Level

  • Provide liaison to facilitate proper integration of local and national level GBV strategies; reinforce actions of GBV working group for local level impact;
  • Promote engagement of relevant humanitarian actors including local government actors and civil society; develop location-specific GBV working group work plans

  • Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally-endorsed tools for effective GBV programme management and inter-agency coordination

  • Identify working group focal points to engage with relevant sectors for GBV risk mitigation and survivor referral; Develop GBV referral pathways

  • Draft key messages and advocacy notes to promote consistent communications that emphasize the life-saving nature of GBV-related interventions in the crisis-affected context

  • Develop and implement strategy for effective communications with affected populations on GBV services, risk mitigation strategies, and to promote gender equality

  • Support the CO to accelerate implementation of activities funded through CERF and UNFPA Emergency Response Fund and seek/follow up on opportunities to mobilize additional resource to support the work plan.

Technical Leadership

  • Assess capacity gaps that hinder quality and/or coverage of GBV prevention and response interventions
  • Develop/adapt trainings to address capacity gaps
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies for health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, the affected population, etc.

Information Management

  • Lead and/or contribute to assessments and situational analyses; ensure GBV concerns included in multi-cluster assessments and link to consolidated appeals
  • Map actors who are supporting/could support GBV-related interventions and identify gaps
  • Establish a system for information sharing and dissemination, including for advocacy purposes
  • Monitor UNFPA’s GBV programme activities by keeping a close record of activities, such as capacity building, expenditures and agreements made with local partners.
  • Monitor the distribution and utilization of post-rape kits and other relevant commodities by the end-point user.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and challenges
  • Contribute to standard periodic reports and progress updates on GBV activities for inclusion in SitReps, Humanitarian Bulletins, Protection Advisories, UNFPA HQ internal and external meetings and advocacy, etc.


  • Master’s degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related
  • 5 years of experience in GBV programme development and implementation
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender and protection issues and their relevance in humanitarian emergency settings, including for indigenous women and girls
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization
  • Group facilitation skills and experience, training skills, coalition-building skills
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups, and individuals
  • Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

How to apply:

If you are a Canadian citizen/Permanent Resident and see yourself in and have all of the above-mentioned skills, please register with CANADEM before contacting us. This can be done on our website at . Then send an email by no later than May 3rd at 11:59 pm EDT to with a Subject Line: “GBV Field Specialist-P3-P4-Ecuador.” In your email, please include an updated resume, date of availability, your current location, and a phone number where we can reach you. Please also forward blank referee questionnaire that can be found at to two of your references (recent supervisors preferred). Full instructions on how to complete the forms are included in the document; also please send us any evaluation report that you may have about your field work. We will be considering applications as they are received.

Source: ReliefWeb Jobs

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