GBV Program Associate – UNV


Job Description

National Specialist

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Host EntityUNFPA
Duty StationKhartoum (SDN)
Language SkillsEnglish
Start DateImmediate
Duration12 months with the possiblity of extension
Application Deadline23/08/2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

The GBV Program Associate is responsible for providing technical, administrative and managerial support in planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as coordination of the GBV interventions with a focus on emergency settings and with close support by the GBV Program Officer.

The UNV will work in close coordination and complementarity with the GBV subsector coordinators at the different levels and field based staff, as well as the wide range of national counterparts (government, academia, NGOs and community-based structures that are supported by UNFPA) to support ensuring effective and efficient program implementation. The UNV will also work in close collaboration with the UNFPA Sudan Youth Team to ensure integration of IASC Guidelines on Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian and Protracted Crises.

More specifically, tasks will include:

  • Follow-up with and support to UNFPA partners (civil society and government partners) at various levels to best support implementation of GBV projects using UNFPA tools and systems, following a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs, and thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Identify partner’s capacity building needs and implement appropriate capacity building activities in the area of GBV prevention and response with guidance by the GBV Program Officer and other relevant team members
  • Assist in the implementation of rapid assessments, situation analysis, gaps and facts-finding exercises towards ensuring evidence-based planning in response to the emerging GBV related issues.
  • Ensuring that implementing partner(s) report timely and up to the required quality standards including narrative reports and financial reports with accepted financial supporting documents in line with UNFPA requirements, procedures and guidelines.
  • Analyzes and reports on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  • Supervises preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected programme results, and documents and applies lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Monitors project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels, and coordinates timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertakes regular monitoring missions within Sudan and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advises on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Provide the M&E / Reporting Analyst with the relevant information and best practices regarding GBV program to be shared with the key partners and donors.
  • Maintain close working relationship with national and international counterparts involved into implementation of the assigned program/project activities.
  • Assists in writing proposals and engaging in resource mobilization efforts for GBV programming.
  • Contribute towards a harmonized, conducive work environment, within the office, and with all relevant external partners, which with ensure compliance with UNFPA rules and regulations.
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks and responsibilities as requested by their supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

· Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

· Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

· Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

· Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc;

· Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

· Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Any other tasks as required for the advancement of young people in Sudan.


Required degree level

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

Bachelor degree in social sciences, gender studies, international development studies, public administration, law or other relevant field. A master would be an advantage

Required experience

24 Months

Experience remark

2 years of experience working in the humanitarian and development field, preferably in the areas of prevention and response to gender based violence, protection, gender equality or other

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise

Gender equality and the advancement of women, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

Area of expertise details

· Experience working in the areas of GBV prevention and response; protection or gender equality programming an asset

· Field experience an asset

· Sound understanding of relevant GBV guidelines

· Excellent facilitation skills and multi-stakeholder consultations.

· Excellent skills in participatory methodologies and working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

· Demonstrated leadership qualities, facilitation, team working and organizational skills, including ability to guide teams and achieve anticipated results.

· Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict timelines.

· Proficiency in current office software applications.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively in diverse teams.

· Demonstrates initiative and sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work professionally and independently in a challenging environment.

· Experience in working with UNFPA or other UN Agencies will be an asset

Competencies values

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure

EN * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 23-08-2021

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