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National Consultant-Response to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies Somalia

WHO - World Health Organization

WHO - World Health Organization Somalia Somalia

2 months ago


Consultancy at national rate NO-A
• Purpose of the Consultancy

Throughout the 2 months period the consultant will provide technical input and expertise to introduce and strengthen the health response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Somalia, and to develop activity plan for concrete, sustainable results and deliverables.
• Background

With funding from the US State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), WHO is implementing a project to strengthen its capacity to address GBV, through the Health Cluster and WHO’s emergency work. Preventing and responding to GBV in refugee contexts and emergencies remains one of the key challenges for the humanitarian sector. Research suggests that approximately one in five refugee or displaced women experience sexual violence. Health services for survivors of GBV can be lifesaving and are a minimum standard of health care in humanitarian settings. However, access to this essential care is often limited. As the lead... agency for health, WHO is well placed to institutionalize the health sector response to GBV in crises, within a gender equality and human rights perspective. Somalia has recently joined this project, which is currently implemented in six countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Sudan.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)
• Work to be performed

Output 1: support in conducting capacity building activities and developing GBV IEC training material for WCO Somalia

Deliverables 1.1: Facilitate trainings on strengthening the role of the health system response to GBV in Somalia

Deliverable 1.2: Adapt global/regional GBV IEC awareness materials to the country context.

Output 2: Provide technical support to the Health Cluster to promote integration of GBV response within its work

Deliverables 2.1: Regularly attend Health Clusters meetings and support the integration of GBV in health cluster partners projects and programmes; health cluster planning and monitoring;

Output 3: Coordinate with relevant actors to strengthen GBV services within the health system.

Deliverable 3.1: Regularly attend GBV sub-cluster meeting and other clusters’ meeting as relevant.

Deliverable 3.2: Attend and actively participate in coordination activities between the Health Cluster and GBV Sub[1]clusters

Deliverable 3.3: Explore means and pathways for promoting joint/integrated projects with relevant UN Agencies on GBV and health
• Specific requirements

Educational requirements:

• Essential: Minimum first university degree in one of the following fields: public health, women’s or gender and development studies, social sciences; or first health science degree

• Desirable: Advanced degree in a related field. Advanced university degree is defined as Master’s level degree or above

Experience required:

up to 5 years of relevant experience in violence against women/gender-based violence, ideally with some of this in humanitarian settings, and experience in training health organizations and health providers. Desirable training in women’s health, or social sciences

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

• Proven experience of violence against women/gender-based violence, including in emergencies, with proven knowledge of health and gender-based violence issues, a good understanding of gender equality and survivor-centred approaches 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.

Language requirements:

• Essential: Expert knowledge of English and local language.

• Desirable: Knowledge of other UN language.
• Place of assignment

The duty station will be Mogadishu, Somalia.
• Medical clearance

The consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness to work
• Travel

This may include missions to other states of Somalia for better coordination of assigned tasks and functions.

If travel occurred, all travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.

Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Additional Information

This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this consultancy. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.


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