United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Technical Specialist (Gender)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Description

The Technical Specialist-Gender will be responsible for overall management of a development project entitled “Achieving Universal Access to SRHR in Host Communities of Cox’s Bazar”. This post will manage the project focusing on GBV prevention and response, including case management and Psychosocial Support. The incumbent will work closely with SRHRiE, GBViE and GBV Sub Sector Coordinator in the Cox’s Bazar Sub Office as well as liaise with the Cox’s Bazar Head of Sub Office for effective programme Coordination between humanitarian and development efforts. The incumbent will directly report to the Chief of Gender under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative of UNFPA Bangladesh. This is a supervisory role. 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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 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 a candidate who can transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who is transparent, exceptional in how s/he manages the resources entrusted to her/him and who commits to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose: The purpose of the job is to ensure effective and holistic delivery of UNFPA Programme in the host communities of Cox’s Bazar district. You will assist in monitoring results achieved during implementation, and ensuring a systematic programme management for GBV related activities of UNFPA in Cox’s Bazar. You will also work with implementing partners in the field to ensure appropriate project implementation in relation to UNFPA’s GBV indicators and reporting measures. Main Tasks & Responsibilities You would be responsible for: A. Programme and Technical leadership: • Provides overall strategic direction and technical leadership for the project “Achieving Universal Access to SRHR in Host Communities of Cox’s Bazar” with the development, planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project strategies and interventions. • Provides the overall guidance, coordinates and supports the project team for deploying Community Mobilization tools and self-reliance building module in GBV prevention and response work. • Leads the development of the results-based work plans for gender programme consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches; • Brings coherence and synergy between the projects within gender programme using a Results-based Management approach to planning and Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; • Coordinates with Operations Unit to ensure UNFPA and Implementing Partner (IP) for accountability as well as programme efficiency. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: approval of funds disbursement as per established plans of action and budget • Coordinates and works closely with the SRHRiE, GBViE, GBV Sub Sector teams to create synergy in programme management and advocacy with the view to achieving seamless humanitarian and development collaboration. • As requested, represent UNFPA in relevant development and humanitarian coordination bodies, including the GBV Sector/sub cluster to ensure that GBV issues are adequately considered in the context of the both humanitarian and development efforts. • Represent UNFPA in government coordination structure in Cox’s Bazar and liaise with various government agencies as appropriate. B. Monitoring and Evaluation • Monitors GBV prevention and response projects activity through Implementing Partners for Cox’s Bazar Host community. • Monitors UNFPA supported GBV programme activities by keeping a close record of activities, expenditure and implementation rate. • Prepare regular progress/after action reports, document lessons learned, challenges, and share with relevant units as necessary; Strengthen linkages between existing Gender, SRHR and Humanitarian initiatives of UNFPA to ensure synergies between humanitarian and development settings that maximize programme impact. • Represent UNFPA in relevant development and humanitarian coordination body settings, including government to effectively liaise and advocate SRHR and GBV issues to be adequately considered and reflected in the development efforts within the district. C. Partnership Building • Develops and maintains partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including the UN/development/national partners for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, resource mobilization, and knowledge sharing in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment • Develop and ensure quality of funding proposal related to Gender/GBV D. Capacity Development: • Ensures the coordinated technical assistance and institutional Capacity Building support are provided to Implementing Partner (IP) and others stake holders for ensuring the quality GBV services. • Provides training for project staff and other relevant stakeholders on GBV basic concepts and GBV case management, necessary tools, including practical exercises involving complex case scenarios. • Provides consultation to program managers/officers on implementation of guidance for supervision of case workers and ensure the ability of managers to appropriately utilize related tools and approaches • Provides recommendations on ongoing project staff of Implementing Partners of their development needs • Mentors the project staffs of Implementing Partners to apply GBV Guiding Principles and best practices in staff development approaches E. Carry out any other duties as requested by the Representative and/or the Deputy Representative. Qualifications and Experience Education: Master degree in in Social sciences/Gender studies/development studies/ Law or related subject Knowledge and Experience: • 5 years of professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/project management, preferably related to Gender/GBV case management • Proven relevant experience in developing training curriculums, modules and materials on GBV case management/ GBV prevention/ life skill/women empowerment. • Preferred relevant experience on SASA tools or related other GBV primary prevention tools • Working experience at the South Asia region is preferred • Good understanding of international GBV best practices and guidelines Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language an asset. Required Competencies Values: • Exemplifying integrity • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system • Embracing diversity in all its forms • 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 • Communicating for Impact Managerial Competencies: • Providing strategic focus • Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance • Making decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies: • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships • Delivering results-based programmes • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation UNFPA Work Environment UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities. 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