Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Programme Specialist – Case Management, P3, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Contract
  • Kyiv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

United Nations Population Fund

Job Description

The Position:

Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA GBV Program manager, the incumbent supports rapid implementation of the UNFPA’s GBV programme and multi-sectoral, interagency GBV interventions in a humanitarian emergency*.* GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian emergencies is multisectoral and involves organizations and actors from the displaced and host communities, NGOs, government, implementing partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations that engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives. The incumbent will support the GBV programme work on development of the national GBV Case Management system.

Key Programmatic duties include**:** intervention development and implementation; partnership development and coordination; capacity development; and monitoring and evaluation. In fulfilling the duties, the incumbent will be guided by the Interagency Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies and the Interagency Gender-Based Violence Case Management Guidelines.

The incumbent will use the IASC’s Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action: Reducing Risk, Promoting Resilience, and Aiding Recovery, the GBV Area of Responsibility’s GBV Coordination Handbook, UNFPA’s Managing GBV Programmes in Emergencies Guide and Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

You would be responsible for:

Programme Development and Implementation

  • Conduct field assessments and/or situational analyses to determine needs and gaps for GBV prevention and response, with particular focus on GBV Case Management services. Where appropriate, ensure GBV issues are integrated in other key assessments.
  • Conduct service mapping and service gap analysis and planning to understand the availability, accessibility, and quality of existing GBV response services and plan for collaboration and improvement during the set of Case management services.
  • In partnership with relevant UN, national and international NGOs, and government stakeholders, develop a national GBV Case Management mechanism in line with available global guidance that adheres to the Interagency Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergenciesandthe Interagency Gender-Based Violence Case Management Guidelines.Lead the development of GBV Case Management algorithms to meet specific needs of GBV survivors and vulnerable population groups at risk of GBV.
  • Orient UNFPA CO staff, implementing partners, and national authorities in planning and implementing GBV Case Management mechanisms related to refugees, IDPs/returnees and host communities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies, GBV Case Management and referral pathways for social service and specialized service providers, health care workers, police officers and municipal authorities etc.
  • Support the CO to accelerate implementation of activities funded through CERF and UNFPA Emergency Response Fund and identify, suggest and implement innovative solutions to maximize impact of GBV Case Management interventions.


  • Maintain solid working relationships; in collaboration with the UNFPA Representative/Head of Office, 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.
  • In collaboration with SRH Specialist / Coordinator lead the development, reinforcement and implementation of linkages between existing GBV and SRH programs at local level to ensure synergies, adopt integrated approaches to women’s and girls’ rights, health, and protection, and maximize program impact at community level. Collaborate closely on ensuring Clinical Management of Rape (CMR) services are available and accessible to women and girls in all project locations and across Ukraine.


  • Monitor GBV assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations.
  • Monitor UNFPA’s GBV programme activities, with particular focus on activities related to GBV Case Management, by keeping a close record of activities, such as capacity building, expenditures and agreements made with local partners.

Capacity Development

  • Provide coaching to newly recruited staff and consultants on GBV, where appropriate.
  • Coach and build capacity of relevant staff members as well as staff of implementing partners responding to GBV emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.

Administrative and Miscellaneous Duties

  • Write monthly reports documenting progress against work plan outputs.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and share with the relevant UNFPA Regional Office, UNFPA Humanitarian Office, and other units as necessary.
  • Contribute to reports and SitReps, as required.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • 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.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level; experience in this field in a humanitarian context is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of GBV Case Management.
  • Prior training in gender issues and their application in international humanitarian or development settings
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protection issues in humanitarian settings·
  • Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors as an asset.
  • Group facilitation skills and experience, training skills, coalition-building skill
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups, and individuals


  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of Russian is desirable.

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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