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3 Oct 2020

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Officer

Job Description

Position Title : Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Officer Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 08 October 2020

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM), the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (ECRP), in close collaboration with the Gender Based Violence Specialist and other relevant IOM Technical Leads and the ECRP Coordination & Advisory Team, the successful candidate will guide and support integration of Gender Based Violence consideration in the community engagement component of the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (ECRP).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Design tools and orient field teams with IOM’s conflict analyst team for the roll-out of activities; and support the county-level assessments/diagnostics related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and gender. Produce timely and accurate reports with strong gender analysis to inform programming approach and implementation.
  2. Design and adapt ECRP approaches, materials, and tools, including monitoring and evaluation tools, for mainstreaming the protection and empowerment of women and vulnerable populations; including: (a) The establishment of inclusive governance structures for development committees at Boma (BDCs), Payam (PDCs) and county levels; (b) Promote women’s meaningful participation, including adapted women’s leadership training for engagement in BDCs and PDCs; (c) Adapt safety audit/consultation tools to mitigate GBV risks in project activities; (d) Accountability for gender-parity and diversity targets to ensure equitable and fair hiring for construction, local community participation, and to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse; (e) Operation and Maintenance committees managing the established infrastructure, promoting inclusivity and women’s leadership.
  3. Design and adapt selected IOM humanitarian and development approaches, materials, and tools, to strengthen adherence to GBV mainstreaming standards and ensure it is context appropriate.
  4. Design and conduct staff competency assessments on gender and GBV mainstreaming and integration for IOM project teams.
  5. Design training and ongoing coaching session contents targeting different levels of IOM/ECRP staff for gender and GBV mainstreaming.
  6. Build the capacity of IOM GBV staff to deliver the training and coaching sessions.
  7. Design and pilot a gender-responsive/transformative approaches to community-lead awareness campaigns and awareness activities including engaging men on women’s leadership and rights in selected locations.
  8. Establish expected quality standards based on gender/GBV mainstreaming and integrated programming benchmarks and ensure that monitoring and evaluation tools adequately measure quality standards and project indicators.
  9. Design and conduct competencies assessment for humanitarian and resilience-building of IOM, technical partner, and operational staff on gender and GBV mainstreaming and integration.
  10. Ensure timely feedback and reporting by providing weekly updates and reporting to the Programme Manager (ECRP), including preparing narrative reports, learning, analysis, and studies as required.
  11. Conduct field monitoring visits, evaluations, and coordinate with the relevant ECRP and IOM technical staff.
  12. Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Gender or Development Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience working on gender-responsive or transformative programming and/or GBV primary prevention programmes with a focus on male engagement and women’s empowerment;

• Experience in housing, land, and property programming approaches in transitional contexts;

• Experience in designing and delivering effective gender transformative programming;

• Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment;

• Experience in equivalent role in South Sudan is an advantage;

• Experience working in complex humanitarian operations, specifically meeting timelines;

• Experience managing and mentoring teams and in promoting achievement of project


• Experience living and working a conflict environment.


• Ability to design and deliver effective training and mentoring for adults and children, particularly adolescents;

• Ability to conduct formative research and establish quantitative and qualitative indicators of change;

• Excellent report writing skills;

• Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, and diplomatic skills and the ability to lead and work collaboratively with a diverse team;

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

• Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;

• Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email/internet software.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or a local language is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.



Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 October 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 25.09.2020 to 08.10.2020

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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