Gender & Rights Specialist

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Location
    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

The Gender/Gender-based Violence Specialist (Gender/GBV) plays a key role in situating gender and rights at the core of development issues, whether they be reproductive health, maternal health, child marriage or access to education.

You will ensure a coherent, integrated, and multi-sectorial approach to reach those furthest behind with impact, efficiency and cultural sensitivity by bringing professional and diverse expertise to the gender portfolio, and by maintaining strategic alliances with partners and donors.

You will report to the Representative and the Head of Programme.

Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office environment, you will provide overall guidance and technical leadership in the planning, conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and assessment of gender and GBV components of the country programme.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in gender, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience, with experience in Africa;
  • Solid track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Prior experience of working in multi-stakeholder environment including NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies;
  • Experience of working in a post conflict environment is an asset;
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic planning skills.


  • Fluency in English.

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