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Ending gender-based violence (GBV) in both development and humanitarian context is a key priority of the GRZ/UNFPA 8th Country Programme (2016-2021). This is also in line with UNFPA’s approach of delivering an ‘Integrated Package of Rights Based Services' that includes Maternal Health; Family Planning; HIV Prevention; Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health; and prevention and response to GBV and other harmful practices.

The consultant will therefore contribute to the operationalization of UNFPA's responsibility in the UN Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence and responding to GBV associated with humanitarian/emergency contexts, including COVID-19.


Key Activities

  • Collecting, collating and analysing relevant information on feasibility and sustainability of facility based one stop centres in earmarked districts
  • Revise and finalise GBV and Child Marriage prevention messages based on  available guidance and information including for COVID-19
  • Attending protection sector, gender theme group, PSEA network, Gender Cooperating Partners Group and any other meetings and compiling minutes for circulation and providing feedback to facilitate appropriate action.
  • Contributing to the preparation and delivery of UNFPA contribution to project management, donor reports, and other deliverables;
  • Participate in data collection for a rapid gender assessment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supporting implementation of child marriage and joint GBV programmes by participating in relevant programme activities

Key Deliverables/Outputs

  • GBV services referral pathway finalized, disseminated to partners and operational
  • Scripts of anti-GBV messages finalised
  • Anti-GBV communication posters produced and circulated
  • Activity reports and minutes compiled and circulated
  •  A report from an assessment of One Stop Centers (OSCs) and feasibility of establishment and refurbishment of the OSCs
  • Materials for GBV prevention and response in the humanitarian setting available


  • Two months


  • Master’s Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Public Health, Sociology or any other relevant social science.
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience with programme/project planning, designing and management in the public or private sector, including international development assistance
  • Previous experience in the field of gender and gender based violence, working with the government ministries and departments at national sub-national levels
  • English is required; knowledge of major local languages is an added advantage.


Interested applicants should send electronic copies of their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic qualifications with the subject clearly marked as Consultancy Assignment to the email address below by 15 May 2020 close of business.

                                      To: The Human Resources Manager

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This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


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