Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster Coordinator, P4, Yaoundé, Cameroon at UNFPA

Posted : 22 January, 2022
Location : Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun
Category : Program/Project Management
Job type : Full Time

Job Title: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster Coordinator, P4, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Job ID: 40969

Location: West and Central Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: Job title: GBV Sub-Cluster Interagency Coordinator

Level: P4

Closing Date: 3 February 2022

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon Full/Part time: Full Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fix Term-Appointment

Rotational/Non-Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One Year minus one day (initially)

Background Information


In addition to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cameroon is currently affected by two concurrent, complex humanitarian crises: Boko Haram violence in the Far North region and growing humanitarian needs due to the socio-political crisis in the Northwest (NW) and Southwest (SW) regions of Cameroon. The country is also impacted by the influx of refugees in the East and Adamaoua regions. Humanitarian challenges are reinforced by structural factors and chronic vulnerabilities that hinder the long-term recovery of affected people. According to OCHA, 4,4 million people in Cameroon need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2020.

Conflict in the Far North: Cameroon is the country most affected by the regional extension of the conflict with Boko Haram, after Nigeria. About 1.2 million people in this region of Cameroon need urgent assistance. Women and girls have been particularly affected by this crisis, exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities due to gender inequalities and limited access to services.

SW and NW region: The situation in the SW and NW which started as a political crisis has now turned into a significant, complex humanitarian emergency with around 2.3 million people in need, an increase of 80 per cent compared to 2018.This crisis has also led to significant internal displacements across the neighboring regions - primarily in the Littoral and West but also into Yaoundé, the nation's capital.

UNFPA is working with government authorities, Un Sister agencies and non-governmental organization to respond to the humanitarian crisis with a focus on the prevention and response to gender based violence (GBV) as well as on the delivery on lifesaving and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) to the affected population. UNFPA is delivering a response package that includes assisted delivery, obstetric care, family planning, GBV coordination, clinical management of rape, psychosocial support (PSS), rape case management, establishment of safe spaces for women and girls, and GBV prevention. UNFPA is also the lead agency for interagency GBV and SRH coordination where it coordinates the GBV Sub-Sector, the SRH Working Group, the GBVIMS Technical Group and the PSEA Task Force.

The Position:

The GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator's role will be pivotal to strengthening interagency GBV coordination mechanisms for a more effective and coordinated GBV prevention and response. The GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator will facilitate the implementation of inter-sector GBV programming in a humanitarian emergency. The GBV Sub-cluster coordinator will ensure that GBV programming is multi-sectoral and involves organizations and actors from the displaced and host communities, NGO, and government implementing partners, UN agencies, and other national and international organizations that engage in comprehensive prevention and response initiatives.

The GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator's duties include liaison and coordination with other organizations (coalition building), training and sensitization, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation. S/he will use the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and companion materials (orientation and training guides, planning worksheets, etc.) to facilitate planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programmes.

The GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator will work under the overall leadership of the UNFPA country Representative, while reporting directly to the Deputy Representative and working in close collaboration with the Office Humanitarian Coordinator.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA 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 (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 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 conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results

Qualifications and Experience

Qualification and Experience


Advanced university degree, with specialization in areas such as social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, a

nd/or other related social science disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience:

· At least 7 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level, preferably in a humanitarian context.

· Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.

· Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.

· Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and HPC, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.

· Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors would be an asset.


Fluency in English is required, and working knowledge of French is desirable.

Required Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES â- Commitment to UNFPA's Values and Guiding Principles; â- Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management; â- Team Work/Communication/Self-Management â- Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making; â- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES â- Creating visibility for UNFPA and supporting UNFPA's capacity to advocate â- Global leadership and advocacy for ICPD goals â- Resource mobilization â- Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing Organizational awareness â- Job knowledge/technical expertise

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


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Notice to applicants: In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

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