Fixed Term Appointment

NATIONAL POST: GBV/Gender Specialist, Nairobi Kenya, NO-D

29 August 2019


The GBV/ Gender Adviser is located in Country Offices (CO). S/He will work under the overall supervision of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative.

Job Purpose:

The GBV/ Gender Adviser acts as a member of Specialized Advisory Group (SAG), taking leadership on the achievement of UNFPA’s “end GBV and all harmful practices, including child marriage” transformative result in Kenya. S/he acts as a GBV/ Gender Team Leader and leading CO’s “big thinking and focus” approach in GBV/ Gender thematic area and advising the innovative approaches on the integration of GBV/ Gender with other programme areas.

The primary roles of the GBV Team Leader are:

Undertaking policy advocacy on GBV, including harmful practices against women and girls;

Leading of Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme coordination & monitoring;

Acting as GBV coordinator in case of humanitarian crisis at the national level, including GBV IMS;

Evidence and knowledge management, innovations and capacity building;

Strengthening of CO’s strategic partnerships

Managing the Gender/GBV team

Responsibilities of the GBV/ Gender Adviser include: lead the implementation of the UNFPA Kenya Gender/ GBV prevention and response programme  by undertaking leadership on programme coordination and monitoring, including GBV coordination during the crisis at the national level; to identify new and emerging needs and optimize  GBV prevention and response by introducing innovations, quick wins and other approaches; to develop and maintain partnerships among other agencies, introducing new way of working for GBV prevention and response through development and humanitarian nexus