Vacancy Announcement: GBV Project Coordinator


Post Title : GBV Project Coordinator
Vacancy Number : UNFPA/VACANCY/005/03
Level : SB3
Contract Type : Service Contract
Duration : One year (extendable)
Duty station : UNFPA Country Office, Maseru, Lesotho
Deadline : 25th August 2016


Organizational Context:

Under the global guidance of the Representative and the direct supervision of the assistant representative, the GBV Programme coordinator supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme and specific projects by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. He/she is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures. She /he will ensure the effective result based and timely implementation of the GBV component of the UN joint programme on Humanitarian response and ensure its linkages with the other country programme component. The Coordinator will be a member of the M&E team and ensure an evidence based implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the GBV component and the GBV component implementing partners. He/she will work closely with the RC office, other and UN components focal points.


The UN agencies as a response to the El Niño weather phenomenon, Lesotho is experiencing one of have develop a joint program in support the Government and the people of Lesotho to address some of the challenges resulting from the El Nino drought. In line with its mandate UNFPA plan to reduce the vulnerability of and restore the dignity of women and adolescent girls Under the Joint program.

Tasks of the GBV Coordinator:

  • Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analysing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
  • Evaluates project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
  • Analyses basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.
  • In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel guides routine implementation of assigned projects, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.
  • Provides logistical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Trains and guides project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
  • Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
  • Strengthen community mechanisms to signal threats or risks of sexual violence, including preventive measures that promote women and girls’ “self-protection”.
  • Supporting community participation including women to map risks to GBV and create their own local protection action plans to ensure they take charge of their protection against GBV.
  • Strengthening local GBV platforms to operationalize GBV Standard Operating Procedures at community level, involving women’s groups, GBV focal points and service providers; Strengthening capacity of relevant implementing partners to develop integrated protection measures that will prevent acts of GBV, including sexual violence and reinforce referral pathways.
  • Provide technical support to expand the scope and quality of medical and psychosocial services for survivors of GBV including rape and other forms of sexual violence and ensure that post-rape and other reproductive health kits, including post-exposure prophylaxis, are pre-positioned in the field and that qualified/trained medical personnel are available to provide quality care for survivors of rape and sexual violence.
  • Oversee the data collection processes including baseline, evaluations, and case studies for improved data collection and use in relation to GBV and gender related inequality Produce periodic program and finance reports programme and finance on the joint programme including GBV trends, analysis and recommendations; and Develop lessons learnt and best practice documents and tools to promote a knowledge sharing approach including writing quarterly work plans, and reports, and other reports as needed or requested.
  • Liaise with the implementing partners and UN agencies to identify capacity gaps and design appropriate capacity building plan for improving delivery of project results and effective partners empowered to deliver on their programs.
  • Perform any other duty as requested by the supervisor.

Summary of key competencies:

  • Design and implementation of gender-related activities
  • Partnership building, dialogue and cooperation
  • Capacity building and mentoring
  • Results Based Management and logical frameworks
  • Knowledge of global SDGs and national gender related challenges
  • Leadership and effective management

Functional competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office (capturing best lessons learnt, case studies etc)
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Result based monitoring and evaluation
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programs and use the field data to inform decision making and necessary changes deemed necessary in the project for sustainability.
  • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change
  • Resource mobilisation
  • Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders involved in the project, including the external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners

Core Competencies:

  • Value: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, knowledge sharing / Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
  • Knowledge of UN systems and humanitarian responses esp. drought / climate shocks
  • Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self-management
  • Working with people: Empowerment/ Developing people / Performance management
  • Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation / Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making

Job Requirements:

  • Academic requirements: At least first degree in social sciences or other humanities with additional qualifications in Public Health, Sociology, Demography, public policy, gender, advocacy and M&E.
  • Experience: At least 5 years professional experience, preferably in Gender and development, research, Reproductive Health, result based planning and management and conversant with development trends in the region.
  • Language: Fluency in oral and written English
  • Computer literate including application of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with application to the e-mail address or hand deliver to UNFPA Office at 1st Floor UN House, 13 UN Road, Maseru, Lesotho.