Senior GBV Associate – LICA 7

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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

E (most hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)

Non Family with Residential Location

Staff Member / Affiliate Type


Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

June 3, 2024

Terms of Reference

Desired Candidate Profile:
Work experience in GBV and Child Protection preferably in a humanitarian or development context,
Experience working in conflict-affected areas or with vulnerable populations, including children and survivors of violence,
Proven experience in designing, implementing, and managing GBV and child protection program

*General Background
The Senior GBV Associate supports the operations efforts to fulfill UNHCR’s mandate and associated obligations on
GBV prevention, risk migration and response based on policy and guidance.
The Senior GBV Associate works under the direct supervision of a more senior GBV/Protection colleague who defines
overall work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. The Senior GBV Associate will focus on
strengthening GBV case management supervision as well as safe and ethical data collection and further analysis of
GBV trends. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive GBV strategy and represents the Office externally on GBV
standards and policy as guided by the supervisor. The incumbent prepares relevant documentation and follows up on
administrative requirements of GBV projects.
S/he collaborates closely with the UNHCR management and the Protection team in the country and strengthens
working relations with other agencies involved in GBV prevention, risk management, and response. S/he promotes alignment with GBV minimum standards and respect of GBV Guiding Principles.
The incumbent may supervise some support staff.
S/he also ensures that persons of concern, in particular women and girls, are involved with the Office in making
decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.
To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local
authorities and protection and assistance partners.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their dues as reflected in their job description. They do so
within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN
Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability
frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the
core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity
and respect for diversity.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
– Assist the Associate Protection Officer or Associate GBV Officer and/or the Protection Officer or GBV Officer in
the preparations and holdings of the coordination meetings of the GBV and CP sub-working group (and/or
Protection Working Group) or support follow-up required within GBV/CP sub-clusters chaired by other
– Support the development of coordination tools such as referral pathways.
– Provide inputs to mul-sectoral GBV and CP strategy as part of the operation’s broader Protection and
Solutions Strategy, coordinate timely reporting on progress including the documentation of promising
– Under the overall guidance of the Protection Officer or GBV Officer /Senior Protection Officer or Senior GBV
Officer, support the development and implementation of programming for specialized GBV prevention and
response based on needs, risks and capacity assessments at the onset of an emergency and throughout all
phases of displacement.
– Participate in conducting, consolidating and reporting on GBV assessments including gender equality
components at least once per year, linked to annual planning processes and participatory assessments and
sharing strategic trends analyses.
– Contribute to support other sectors/units on GBV risk migration under overall guidance of Associate
Protection Officer or Associate GBV Officer / Protection Officer of GBV Officer.
– Support in providing technical guidance to partners and government counterparts on GBV and CP minimum
standards under overall direction of the supervisor.
– Contribute to GBV partners’ monitoring by undertaking regular field visits and draining monitoring reports.
– Contribute to drafting donor reports.
– Provide GBV case management services for survivors at high risk and/or other complex cases (if relevant in
operation) and follow-up with other units/partners as relevant.
– Ensure technical supervision of UNHCR staff providing GBV case management (including coaching and
implementation of staff care strategies).
– Facilitate and contribute to the design of GBV and CP capacity-building initiatives, including on GBV safe
disclosure and referrals.
– Ensure the wishes of survivors are prioritized as per the survivor-centred approach.
– Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures for GBV as well as the
GBV minimum standards and Guiding Principles.
– Supporting UNHCR’S Child Protection work including Best Interest Procedure in close collaboration with
implementing and operational partners including with UNHCR counterparts in neighboring countries,
– Perform other related dues as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
Reporting dates:
Daily, Weekly and Monthly reports to the Supervisor
Final report due 31 December 2024
Final evaluation: The final evaluation will be carried out by the Supervisor.
4. Qualifications and Experience
(List the required education, work experience, expertise and competencies of the individual contractor.
The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)
a. Education & Professional Work Experience Required education
and work experience:
For G7 – 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or
equivalent or higher
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
b. Certificates and/or Licenses
Human rights, Social Anthropology, Social work, Law, international development, Social Sciences, or other relevant
HCR Protection Learning Prg;
HCR Gender Equality Lrng prg.
HCR Gender-Based Violence
c. Relevant Job Experience
4 years of previous work experience relevant to the function of GBV in a local context, having experience in the field of
GBV prevention, mitigation and response, broader protection or social work involving the empowerment of women and girls,
gender, child protection, mental health, counseling and working with survivors, humanitarian and development issues.
Applied experience in survivor-centred approach, GBV guiding, and Case management principles related to GBV
programs. Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and applied, promote
and integrate gender analysis into humanitarian programming. Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation of multisectoral
responses to GBV and support to other sectors to mainstream GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of GBV prevention theory and appropriate GBV prevention and behavior
change strategies at different stages of the humanitarian response. Knowledge and demonstrated use of UNHCR and
Interagency GBV tools and Guidance.

– Demonstrated understanding of critical issues around GBV data and knowledge of safe and ethical
data collection and analysis and conducting assessments.
– Demonstrated knowledge of engagement with GBV Interagency humanitarian architecture.
– Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing communities
Good understanding of displacement and protection issues including, child protection, education, and
the application of the Age, Gender, and Diversity Policy
Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) Coordination
PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention programming
PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) risk mitigation
PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) response programming
PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) Capacity development and training
PR-Refugee Women issues
PR-Interviewing and counselling refugees/asylum seekers and in individual case management
PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

c. Key Competencies
All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional
competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.
Core Competencies:
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Managerial Competencies:
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision Making
Cross-Functional Competencies:
Analytical Thinking
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management

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Tripoli, Libya
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