New Job Opportunity at UNFPA, Programme Analyst – Gender-Based Violence | Deadline: 06th November, 2020
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at The
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2020
Job ID 33198
Location East and Southern Africa
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Rotation This post is non-rotational.
Duty Station: Kasulu, Tanzania
Closing Date: 06 November 2020 (5 pm, New York time)
Duration: One Year (*)
Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment
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is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is
wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is
fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three
transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet
need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk,
we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international
norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is
seeking to recruit a Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Harmful Practices
Programme Analyst with a focus on Humanitarian Response. The successful
candidate will work under the overall guidance of the Deputy
Representative and the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights based in Kasulu, as part of UNFPA’s
Country Team in Tanzania.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence (GBV) provides strategic
support and guidance as part of a broader team in advancing key UNFPA
interventions encompassing Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence and
harmful practices within the context of Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment; Adolescent and Youth Empowerment and Engagement; Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); and Population and Development
both in the context of Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, with Humanitarian
interventions spanning all areas.
The roles of the Programme Analyst, GBV are:
- Strategic technical support
- Results Based Management
- Capacity Development
- Evidence and Knowledge development and dissemination.
Key Job Roles
A. Strategic Technical Support
- Support local government efforts in Kigoma to ensure that the response
to GBV and harmful practices are aligned to national policies and
strategies and implemented in an equitable and efficient manner.
- Provides technical input to the development of relevant advocacy and
policy documents to ensure a comprehensive response to GBV and harmful
practices in the context of broader gender inequality issues and the
humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus in the Kigoma Region.
- Identifies vulnerable groups among adolescent girls and women and
supports the designing and implementation of targeted programmes that
address their needs with a focus on GBV and harmful practices.
- Participates in multi-sectoral coordination of GBV responses through the
UN Humanitarian Protection Cluster and GBV Sub-Working Group and
ensures the integration of gender equality, GBV and harmful practices
priorities into local development and humanitarian response plans and
- Establishes and maintains a network of
partners, including key local government authorities, Civil Society
Organizations and Development Partners and provides assistance in
organizing and conducting meetings and public information events to
promote UNFPA leadership and visibility of the organization’s programme
- Provides technical support in relation to GBV and
harmful practices in the preparation of Regional Response Plans, appeals
and other resource mobilization processes and documents.
B. Results-based Management
- Provide overall strategic and technical guidance to ensure quality
implementation, monitoring and supervision of interventions on GBV and
harmful practices being implemented within development and humanitarian
contexts in the Kigoma region.
- Works closely with Implementing
Partners to ensure the timely development and implementation of
development and humanitarian work plans and identify and address any
barriers to implementation.
- In close collaboration with the
UNFPA Country Office Gender Advisor, national and regional Humanitarian
focal points, and the UNFPA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and in
coordination with the Implementing Partners, develops appropriate
- Carries out regular visits to
sites and to health units, service delivery points and community
centers, to check the main needs and to ensure that partners are
implementing high-quality programmes to respond to the GBV and harmful
practices needs of the affected population.
- Monitors and
prepares UNFPA GBV and harmful practices programme/work plans, budgets
for Kigoma based programmes; and quarterly and annual progress reports
on implementation of activities, funds being expended at the programme
level and agreements being made with local partners for submission to
the UNFPA Country Office Gender team and Senior Management.
C. Capacity Development
- Supports development/adaptation and implementation of GBV in
Emergencies and GBV Essential Service Package programme guidance,
manuals and standard operating procedures and Information Systems.
- Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing for Implementing
Partners on GBV and harmful practices programme policies and procedures,
particularly in areas of girls and women’s empowerment, community
mobilization, referral and system strengthening (health, mental health
and psycho-social support (MHPSS) and justice and legal aid), prevention
of sexual exploitation and assault (PSEA) and for a comprehensive and
multi-sectoral response in line with UNFPA’s programme priorities and
- Continuously guides Implementing Partners on UNFPA
programming and operational policies and procedures and implementation
of assigned programmes/projects, including adherence to programme and
financial quality assurance measures, and on quality and timely
reporting.Participate in the identification and formulation of gender
equality, GBV and harmful practices programme proposal and work plans
and support the integration of these issues in sectoral and regional
policy and planning frameworks and support for increased and sustained
support to women and girls’s empowerment and engagement
substantial input to develop a comprehensive GBV and harmful practices
programme including referral and reporting mechanisms, information
sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
D. Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination
Continuously analyze and interpret political, social and economic
trends, progress, challenges and bottlenecks in the context of GBV and
harmful practices as well as gender equality and women empowerment and
engagement more broadly.
- Contributes to regular UNFPA CO Situation Reports and Environmental Mappings.
- Helps to strengthen and operationalize the evidence base on current and
emerging GBV and harmful practices in the context of the HDP nexus to
inform national, sub-national and sectoral policy development, planning
and monitoring networks and coordination.
- Contributes to the
creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting
research findings, lessons learned, success stories, best practices,
strategies and approaches of the Country Office on GBV and harmful
practices, and prepares relevant materials for dissemination.
- Supports the communication and resource mobilization strategies of the
Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background
materials on GBV and harmful practices for use in discussions, public
events and social media platforms.
- Strengthen partnerships and
coalitions with the local government partners, humanitarian actors and
other organizations working in the Kigoma region and in Tanzania more
generally by representing UNFPA in multi-partner coordination
platforms, including humanitarian protection groups and GBV sub-working
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
Qualifications and Experience
university degree in social sciences, sociology, anthropology, gender
and development studies, community development, public health or other
related social sciences.
Knowledge and Experience:
- At least three years professional experience in working on gender
equality, with a focus on Gender Based Violence and harmful practices.
Additional experience in the humanitarian programme context is highly
- Demonstrated experience in working on sexual and
reproductive health and rights, disaster risk management and/or human
rights will be a strong advantage.
- Experience and a thorough
understanding of government systems (national, sub-national) especially
in the areas of gender based violence and harmful practices, gender
equality; sexual and reproductive health and rights planning and
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• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• Embracing change
• Achieving Results
• Being Accountable
• Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
• Thinking analytically and Strategically
• Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
• Communicating for Impact
. Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise,
. Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances . and partnerships
. Job knowledge/technical expertise
. Advocacy and advancing the policy agenda
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