Monday, April 12, 2010

UNFPA, Programme Specialist - Gender Based Violence (GBU), Deadline May 06, 2010.

Programme Specialist - Gender-Based Violence (GBV), ICS-10

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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Closing date: 06 May 2010

Location: Timor-Leste - Dili

POST TYPE: Non-Rotational
DURATION: 1 year fixed-term initially
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Asia and the Pacific Region

Background Information:

UNFPA works in partnership with the Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality in Timor-Leste to implement a large national programme to address gender-based violence (GBV). The main programme outputs currently include:
  • Final drafting, implementation of and socialization on the Law Against Domestic Violence;
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality and other national institutions, such as the national police force and the judiciary, to respond to GBV;
  • Strengthening and expanding an existing functional network of services for survivors of GBV (emergency medical assistance, shelter and trauma counselling, legal and other services) through technical support and funding to local NGOs;
  • Implementation of various strategies to prevent GBV, including a ‘Controlling Violent Behaviour Programme’ for prisoners and IEC strategies in addition to coordination of national events and campaigns.

The Programme Specialist will be responsible for managing and overseeing this programme using a multi-sectoral approach in collaboration with local and international partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Country Representative, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for overall project management in collaboration with the Implementing Agency (The Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality) and perform the following duties:
  • Advise the Head of the Implementing Agency on various legal and policy developments related to GBV and broader gender issues in Timor-Leste as required;
  • Provide guidance and advice to the Implementing Agency on all substantive and administrative matters relating directly or indirectly to the programme;
  • Plan, implement and supervise all programme activities, including by all sub-contracted partners;
  • Select, contract and supervise the work of sub-contracted partners, consultants and programme staff to achieve overall programme objectives;
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to the programme staff members;
  • Develop and implement strategies for presentation of the national Law Against Domestic Violence to the National Parliament for final approval;
  • Plan and develop culturally appropriate strategies on the prevention of GBV, including conducting national campaigns and developing IEC materials and training manuals with counterparts, ensuring the involvement of all major stakeholders in the development of such tasks;
  • Develop, implement and monitor annual work plans and corresponding budgets relating to the gender component of the Country Programme and revise where necessary;
  • Collect, analyze data/information and present progress reports as required by the Implementing Agency and UNFPA, including relating to Mid-Term and Annual Programme Reviews;
  • Report to the Implementing Agency and UNFPA on possible constraints to programme implementation and recommend solutions to overcome challenges;
  • Liaise with the UN System, international and national NGOs and donor stakeholders on matters relating to GBV in projects, programmes and other activities in Timor-Leste with a view to coordinating activities and possible cooperation;
  • Support a comprehensive approach to physical protection issues, in particular those related to human rights abuse and GBV through participation in UN Technical Working Groups on gender/GBV, referral networks, protection, justice, and counter-trafficking;
  • Build capacity of local NGOs, civil society and uniformed forces by conducting extensive training courses on prevention of GBV and gender equity awareness.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the UNFPA Country Representative.

Core Competencies:
  • Values/Guiding Principles;
  • Performance Management;
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
    Working in Teams;
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
  • Communication;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making;
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
  • Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:
  • Advocacy / advancing a policy oriented agenda;
  • Results-based programme development and management;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Resource mobilization (Programme);
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise

Job Requirements:
  • Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, or gender and development or related field;
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, recovery and development settings;
  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response an asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written English essential;
  • Ability to communicate in Tetum (national language of Timor-Leste) and/or Portuguese and/or Bahasa Indonesia an advantage;
  • Experience and knowledge of Timor-Leste cultural and political context an advantage, especially in relation to gender and GBV issues an advantage;
  • Prior experience in the UN system will be an asset;

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

How to apply
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http ://
Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

*This is a project-funded post


Reference Code: RW_84BMC9-6