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Job Title:      Programme Analyst, GBV
Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 5891
Grade Level: NOA
Reports to: GBV and Humanitarian Coordinator

About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.

Job Summary:  The Programme Analyst, GBV will actively contributes to the UNFPA programme activities in Uganda. The jobholder works to keep the issue of GBV health high on the agenda of the Government and of the Development Partners, optimize the allocation of resources, influence policies and improve consistency, effectiveness of interventions and support the UNFPA GBV humanitarian response. The UNFPA the Program Analyst- GBV will lead UNFPA’s programming efforts to prevent and respond to GBV in the context of development and humanitarian crisis.

UNFPA takes a multi-pronged and multi-stakeholder approach to eliminate GBV across our development, crisis response and recovery-focused initiatives. In humanitarian contexts, an integrated package of short and longer-term interventions is deployed that builds on the work initiated during “normal” times to address GBV, advance gender equality, and promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, while rapidly responding to the changing context and needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Partnerships and Coalition Building:
·         Proactively engage in national and sub-national GBV sub-clusters to represent UNFPA’s interests and priorities.
·         Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally-endorsed tools for effective GBV programme management and inter-agency coordination.
·         Ensure UNFPA representation in strategic GBV forum/spaces like the Reference Group, GE/WE/GBV convergence group, Humanitarian coordination
·         Build and strengthen partnership with FBOS, cultural and traditional leaders in addressing GBV
·         Work closely with partners to develop new and/or adapt existing training materials to the local context and implement relevant training sessions for multi‐sectoral prevention and response actors.
·         Work closely with national and international actors in-country to develop humanitarian contingency plans that address the SRH needs of women and youth, including GBV prevention and response.
·         Work with other relevant sectors/ clusters to identify risk factors for GBV and develop strategies to address them.
·         Ensure participation of women and young people in peace building efforts and in the design of resettlement, return and reintegration programmes (including DDR)
Technical Leadership:
·         Work in line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies, promote and take leadership to implement safe and ethical GBV assessments and/or to integrate GBV and SRH-related concerns into other cluster-specific or inter-cluster assessments. Work with communities to identify security risks that may increase the affected population’s vulnerability to GBV.
·         Support GBV and FGM integration into SRH and other UNFPA programs including FP, HIV and the work with young people.
·         Support GBV integration into national level GBV data management systems Integrate GBV prevention and response into humanitarian programs in conflict and natural disasters.
·         Take lead and support initiatives to address adolescent and youth SRH including early child and forced marriages as well as teenage pregnancy
·         Support initiatives that promote Male involvement for GBV prevention and response.
·         Lead on knowledge and skills development for UNFPA staff and partners on GBV.
·         Distribute dignity kits that consider the specific needs of women and adolescent girls and factor in critical “protective” items, such as whistles and flashlights.
·         Distribute post-rape kits and other clinical commodities to viable health centres, mobile clinics and health actors responding to the needs of the affected population.
·         Implement the MISP, including training on Clinical Management of Rape Survivors.
·         Ensure existing/functioning health units are capacitated (trained, provided with appropriate commodities) to address the health needs of SV survivors.
·         Establish and/or strengthen desks or units within functioning police depots specifically to address the needs of women and children.
·         Provide context-appropriateindividual and/or group psychosocial support services, including psychological first aid (PFA).
·         Provide TA to implementing partners on Establishing women friendly centres/GBV shelters and/or “safe spaces”.
·         Ensure women’s access to viable livelihood services for income generation, including village savings and loan programs, cash for work initiatives, etc.
·         Promote community self-help and resilience strategies. Support the development of community-based strategies for monitoring security and to identify high-risk “hotspots”.
·         Engage with national governments to reform existing laws/polices and/or enact new laws/policies that support survivors’ access to services (including survivor-centred justice mechanisms) and reinforce positive gender norms.
·         Proactively implement programmes for men and boys that address issues of gender equality, survivor support, men’s role in GBV prevention, and to promote men and boy’s renunciation of violence against women and girls.
·         As relevant, mobilize security mechanisms to protect women and girls in the context of firewood collection, accessing water, or other task associated with their meeting their basic survival needs.
Fundraising and Advocacy:
·         Support Advocacy and Policy for GBV prevention and response within UNFPA, Government, FBOs,  CSOs and development partners
·         Support identification of good practice GBV intervention and advocate for their inclusion in national action plans and budget allocations.
·         Support country office efforts to mobilize resources particularly for GBV programmes.
·         Promote and facilitate the inclusion of GBV into humanitarian appeal processes and documents.
·         Offer technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender inequality issues.
·         Proactively engage media actors to disseminate and promote GBV prevention messages and to reinforce gender equality principles.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·         Actively engage with partners to implement a standardized approach to data gathering, with an emphasis on ensuring safe and ethical practices as promoted by the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors, and WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies.
·         Collect, compile, and analyze monthly GBV report data with an emphasis on identifying trends and patterns. Develop monthly report formats that capture relevant information and that support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes.
·         Conduct regular monitoring of NGO implementing partners’ activities to ensure that deliverables are met given the budget and timelines.
·         Conduct joint monitoring visits with government partners, UN agencies, and NGOs.
·         Prepare standard periodic reports and progress updates on on-going UNFPA GBV activities for inclusion in OCHA SitReps, Humanitarian Bulletins, Protection Advisories, Global GBV AoR Weekly Updates, UNFPA HQ internal and external meetings and advocacy, etc.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Programme Analyst, GBV job opportunity should hold an advanced University degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field.
·         Prior training in gender issues and their application in international humanitarian or development settings.
·         Broad awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender issues and their relevance in humanitarian emergency settings.
·         Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of gender‐based violence issues.
·         Significant knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or protection issues in humanitarian settings.
·         Broad knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors.
·         Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
·         Group facilitation skills and experience.
·         Additional training skills.
·         Counseling skills and experience (recommended).
·         Coalition‐building skills.
·         At least one year of experience in program management (in NGO preferred).
·         Previous experience working in humanitarian settings ‐ preferably in an acute emergency.
·         Belief in and commitment to a survivor‐centered approach to addressing GBV.
·         Belief in and commitment to gender equality.
·         Belief in and commitment to human rights.
·         Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups, and individuals.
·         Fluency in English

N.B: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 26th October, 2016

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