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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Technical Officer Gender Based Violence (GBV)

    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    To provide technical support and assistance on violence against women/gender-based violence in emergencies.

    Description Of Duties

    Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

    • Provide timely and sustainable technical support on GBV in emergencies in WHO AFRO and Country Offices and Health Clusters in the region, ensuring close linkages with ongoing GBV and other related WHO work.
    • Facilitate program activities related to building capacity on GBV of WHO health officers and partners in emergencies through active dissemination of existing interagency and WHO guidelines and other online learning tools and through organizing and ensuring delivery/delivering trainings at regional and national level including:
    • Support national health cluster programme planning processes to ensure the reflection of GBV related health activities in the plans
    • Support regional-level webinars and workshops for health cluster coordinators and partners on the health response to GBV.
    • Support linkages and coordination between the health cluster (including SRH and MHSPSS working groups as relevant) and the GBV sub-cluster, including through trainings and technical support on GBV coordination.
    • Support IASC GBV guidelines rollouts with a focus on the health cluster in their region through collaboration with UNICEF and the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR).
    • Participate in inter-agency initiatives and inter-cluster coordination, including the GBV AoR, at the regional level.
    • Provide input and contribute to the updating of existing guidelines and development of new training materials.
    • Produce quarterly reports on activities and other activities as required

    Required Qualifications

    Education

    • Essential: Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields: Public Health, women's or gender and development studies, social sciences; or first health science degree with advanced degree (at least at master level) in a related field.
    • Desirable: Training in public health, epidemiology or social sciences.

    Experience

    • Essential: At least 7 years' work experience in violence against women/gender-based violence some of which in emergencies. At least five years of field experience, ideally in a range of settings in Africa.
    • Desirable: Some training and experience in public health, Experience in UN organizations or agencies, or non-governmental organizations providing technical assistance and support to humanitarian settings.

    Skills

    • Proven experience of violence against women/gender-based violence in emergencies, with proven knowledge of health and gender-based violence issues, a good understanding of gender equality and survivor-centred perspectives and a good understanding of the humanitarian organizational structure.
    • Demonstrated capacity to work in challenging circumstances, administer projects and build partnerships involving technical and political elements
    • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural settings and excellent inter-personal skills.

    WHO Competencies

    • Teamwork
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    • Communication
    • Producing results
    • Moving forward in a changing environment

    Closing Date: Aug 24, 2022

    Method of Application

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