Coordinator, Gender Based Violence, P-4

United Nations Population Fund
  • Location
    Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 04

Position description

The inter-agency GBV Coordinator (referred to as “GBV Coordinator) will support the UNCT to develop strategies and priorities and to strengthen partner’s technical capacity through capacity building and monitoring activities. The GBV Coordinator will be based at UNFPA, under the supervision of UNFPA Representative.

The GBV Coordinator facilitates and coordinates the development of GBV programming priorities and their rapid implementation, 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 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, capacity building, analysis of risks and priorities, including protection analysis, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation. The Coordinator will use the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and companion materials to support sectors in the integration of GBV interventions in their work and the Handbook for Coordinating Interventions in Humanitarian Settings to facilitate planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of GBV initiatives.


  • Advanced university degree in law, international relations, international law, human rights or related field.


  • At least 7 years of experience, with progressive responsibilities, in humanitarian protection in complex emergencies;
  • Demonstrable experience in working in gender-based violence programming and/or coordination. Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors;
  • Group facilitation skills and experience. Experience in conducting trainings;
  • Experience in conducting protection analysis in complex emergencies;
  • Commitment to a survivor-centered approach in the response to GBV;
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups and individuals;
  • Sensitivity to and respect for a range of cultural beliefs.


  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable.

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