Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Adviser Consultancy

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 August 2019

Job Description


The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Program Advisor (SGBV Advisor) provides technical assistance throughout the program. Through a combination of one-week trips and remote support, the SGBV Advisor will advise and support the Senior Technical Advisors based in Erbil, including: providing tools and templates to guide service mappings, community and stakeholder engagement and rapid needs assessments; offering best practice guidance on program design and delivery; and collaborating with the project team to develop pilots and learning plans. The SGBV Advisor reports to the COP.


Participate in annual and semi-annual work planning and workplan review sessions, either in Erbil or remotely, to provide technical guidance, input, and review of planned and achieved activities.

Review and provide input on SGBV team deliverables as outlined in the work plan, including M&E, case management, and other program tools.

Monthly check-ins with SGBV team to follow up on progress against work plan.

Needs based check-ins with SGBV team to support with deliverables as requested by team and/or COP.

Provide technical direction and guidance to SGBV team to support designing SGBV Scope of Work for potential partners with particular focus on MHPSS and adolescent girl programming.

Provide technical direction on identification of key learning questions for five pilots.

Ensure that conflict-sensitive approaches are integrated throughout start-up, implementation and program delivery.

Review and provide input on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Tools.


Monthly reports to Technical Representative on activities performed during the month, anticipated and completed travel, and program and deliverables progress

Monthly (and ad hoc as required) calls with the GC GRPR support team members

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

5-7 years of demonstrable experience with I/NGOs and/or UN in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in humanitarian projects, with a focus on M&E of GBV programmes, including at least 3 years based in an emergency context.

Ability to develop/adapt M&E tools to work effectively with field missions, local stakeholders and beneficiaries, remote monitoring

Solid understanding and grounded experience of GBV responses in emergencies

Proven experience on building capacities, including training and mentoring staff on M&E

Sound knowledge of existing global guidance on GBV M&E tools and methodologies

Excellent written communication skills

Ability to meet deadlines, work with a minimum of supervision, and deliver quality products is essential.

Demonstrated experience of working in the Middle East and in the Syria crisis is highly desirable

Excellent interpersonal skills

Experience in and/or knowledge of the Coordination Mechanism and the GBV AoR in particular


Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in social sciences, political science, development, international relations, human rights, humanitarian law or related field

Fluency and excellent writing skills in English.

Knowledge of Arabic highly desirable

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