Gender and GBV Analyst - UNFPA (Open to South Sudanese Nationals Only)

Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :06-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position in the South Sudan Country Office.

The National Programme Officer Gender is located in South Sudan Country Office and reports to the Deputy Representative or Programme Specialist.

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and oversight of the Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Gender/GBV Specialist, the National Program Officer - Gender (NPO-Gender) substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the gender/GBV Programme. He/she analyzes and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, implementation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The NPO-Gender guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in the implementation. He/she ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements for gender/GBV program.

The NPO-Gender facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multilateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. The NPO-Gender must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The NPO-Gender and GBV is a substantive contributor to the program team in the Country Office.

The National Programme Officer Gender maintains collaborative relationships with all Programme and project staff at the CO. Internal contacts include the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, the Programme Officers, and the CO’s Programme/ technical team and Operations team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country Programme activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Environmental scanning and advocacy:

  • Ensures daily follow-up of the general situation of the country, particularly by regularly gathering information on gender issues;
  • Undertakes missions and assessments as appropriate to inform strategic approaches and for addressing ICPD agenda;
  • Proactively advocates for inclusion of gender issues in relevant local policies, plans, Programmes, strategies and surveys/studies;
  • Liaises with state authorities when planning and implementing gender activities;
  • Strongly advocates for UNFPA work and mandate to partners and donor agencies.

Programme Development and Coordination:

  • Contributes to integration of gender issues in Programmes and projects;
  • Supports developing comprehensive gender Programmes by working closely with relevant government ministries, technical teams and officials, local NGOs and UN agencies active on the ground;
  • Supports gender Programme budgeting and tracking implementation of activities in line with assigned budgets;
  • Supports capacity assessment and development of national counterparts and relevant stakeholders in the areas related to gender;
  • Maintains solid working relationship and constantly share relevant information with UN partner agencies;
  • Work closely with other partners and contribute to preparation of proposals for donors.


  • Prepares activity reports, Programme reports and donor reports according to UNFPA reporting requirements;
  • Documents the best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base for UNFPA and partners;
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Representative.


Functional Competencies:

  • Results-based Programme development and management;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Resource mobilization.

Corporate Competencies


  • Integrity/commitment to mandate;
  • Continuous sharing/continuous learning;
  • Valuing diversity.

Managing relationships:

  • Working in teams;
  • Communicating information and ideas;
  • Conflict and self-management;
  • Empowerment/developing people/performance management.

Personal leadership and effectiveness:

  • Analytical and strategic thinking;
  • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence;
  • Appropriate and transparent decision-making;
  • Strong ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Strong ability to produce demonstrable results

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in gender studies and/or other related social science field is required.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience required preferably in social services, programme/project management in the public, NGO or private sector;
  • Experience with programme administrative functions will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in knowledge management, including use of social science statistical packages will be an asset;
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications;
  • Previous experience in UN system an asset;
  • Technical knowledge, skills and understanding of GBV, RH and M&E;
  • South Sudanese national.


  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Additional Information:

  • Only those applicants in whom the Country Office has further interest will be responded to;
  • UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience;
  • 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;
  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, 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.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants are kindly requested to apply through the following link:\\ by 06October 2015;
  • Applications received after this date will not be taken into consideration;
  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. Only the short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.


  • There is no application processing or other fee at any stage of UNFPA application processes.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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