The Position:

The inter-agency GBV Coordinator (referred to as “GBV Coordinator) will support the UNCT to develop strategies and priorities and to strengthen partner’s technical capacity through capacity building and monitoring activities. The GBV Coordinator will be based at UNFPA, under the supervision of UNFPA Representative.

The GBV Coordinator facilitates and coordinates the development of GBV programming priorities and their rapid implementation, in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies is multi-sectoral, involving multiple organizations and actors from the displaced and host communities. NGO and government partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations to engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives.

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.


  • Advanced university degree in law, international relations, international law, human rights or related field.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    At least 7 years of experience, with progressive responsibilities, in humanitarian protection in complex emergencies.
     Demonstrable experience in working in gender-based violence programming and/or coordination. Knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors.
     Group facilitation skills and experience.
     Experience in conducting trainings
     Experience in conducting protection analysis in complex emergencies.
     Commitment to a survivor-centered approach in the response to GBV.
     Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors, groups and individuals. Sensitivity to and respect for a range of cultural beliefs.


    • Proficiency in English oral and written is a must. Working level of Arabic is desirable.

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