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Sub-National Coordinator Gender-Based Violence

Post title: Sub National GBV Coordinator                     

Category: Service Contract

Post number: UNFPA/SC/HUB/2018/05

Duty station: UN Hub in Hudaydah

Duration: Six months with a possibility for extension


UNFPA has consistently advocated for putting Gender Based Violence (GBV) at the heart of its humanitarian intervention and having a strong emphasis on the humanitarian agenda in Yemen. Within this context, UNFPA not only focuses on life-saving treatment and care but also on protection and prevention measures that respond to the call for maintaining human dignity, including in crisis situation. After the emergence of the crisis in Yemen, the UN has adopted a decentralised approach of opening operational hubs with a view to have a wider coverage of providing the humanitarian aid to the affected population. UNFPA is among the UN Agencies that is striving to strengthen its presence in area operational hubs with a view to improve coordination of UNFPA’s humanitarian assistance responding to the women and young girls’ needs on the response, mitigation and prevention of gender based violence. Given this context UNFPA is seeking to recruit and deploy GBV Coordinator to Hudaydah.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Gender Programme Analyst in consultation with the International GBV Coordinator and overall guidance of the Assistant Representative and the International Humanitarian Coordinator the incumbent will work to perform the following functions:


  1. GBV Coordination
  1. Leading the GBV working groups at the hub level
  2. Strengthening the coordination and information sharing Mechanism
  3. Strengthening the GBV assessments and information system
  4. Mainstreaming GBV into other cluster/sector
  5. Support the development of Interagency Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs);
  6. Strengthen the capacity of GBV partners;
  7. Influencing/ Advocacy


  1. GBV Programme Support
  1. Mapping of available services and actors who can support GBV survivors, including in the health, psychosocial, legal and security sectors;
  2. Mapping of partners conducted in the hub, looking at the report and meet with partners at the governorate level to: Identify the weaknesses and the strengths of partners , Come up with actions to be supported from the national level;
  3. Coordinate with UNFPA partners at the field level on reporting for 3w’s and submit quarterly reports from hub level on the activities implemented by the partners identify the gaps and give appropriate recommendations.
  4. Support comprehensive multi-sectorial services for GBV survivors for prioritization in funding allocations at the hub level, proactively engage in the MIRA process to ensure attention to GBV issues and any other assessments so as to ensure GBV issues are included;
  5. Support and advocate for survivors’ access to multi-sectoral care in the health and psychosocial sectors through direct programming, referrals and community sensitization
  6. Collate all relevant secondary data to identify potential risks for GBV, including vulnerable groups and risk mitigation measures;
  7. Include locally-relevant items in dignity kits that may mitigate GBV risks; use opportunity of dignity kit distribution to promote GBV prevention messages and information on GBV services;
  8. Develop the capacities of actors to prevent and respond to GBV in line with global best practices;
  9. Collect and generate human interest stories including photos;
  10. Introducing and implementing Income Generating Programs to vulnerable women and girls HHHs;
  11. Use any opportunity to advocate for allocation of adequate resources to scale up UNFPA GBV programming


Corporate competencies

  • Commitment to UNFPA’s values on integrity, embraces cultural diversity and change.
  • Results orientation and commitment to excellence; analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and management skills to work with government institutions, NGOs, and humanitarian partners;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a committed team player


Functional competencies

  • Ability to provide conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
  • Good networking and partnership building skills.


Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Preferably a master’s degree in medicine, social science, humanitarian, demography or other related field. Bachelor degree may be considered on exceptional basis.
  • At least four years of progressive working experience in medicine, social science, humanitarian or demography; experience of working with the UN is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.)
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.



­­­­­­­­­­­­­­UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and work experience. UNFPA offers equal opportunities however qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply. This post is open to applicants of Yemen nationality only, preference will be given to applicants who are residents at the respective locations.


Please send your application quoting the vacancy number with covering letter including P11 FORM


To: or to UNFPA Address below:


UNFPA Hadda area – behind L’Azurde Hotel

P.O. Box 7272, Sana’a

Deadline for applications: 11 July 2018

Please note that only short listed candidates will be considered