The IRC has been operating in South Sudan since 1989 and currently operates in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Unity and Central Equatorial states. Currently, IRC South Sudan implements health, nutrition, economic recovery and development (food security and livelihoods), women’s protection and empowerment and child protection programming.
The GBV Sub cluster is one of the Areas of Responsibilities AoR under the Protection cluster under the global and country level humanitarian Architecture. It is the lead coordinating mechanism for all GBV related humanitarian Action and it promotes and coordinates inter Agency and multisector partners for prevention and response to GBV. The GBV SC is co-chaired by UNFPA and an INGO partner in this case is IRC. The ultimate goal is to ensure that GBV partners are accountable to the people of concern, programming systems are effective to ensure accessible and safe services and GBV prevention mechanisms are in place.
The main key functions of the GBV sub cluster includes; (i) Ensure GBV service delivery including systems to support referrals for services, (ii) Developing strategic direction for GBV programing informed by assessments, (iii) Develop an information system for coordination, (iv) Make appeals for GBV funding, (v) Conduct advocacy including Working with the media, (vi) Mainstream GBV into different clusters, (vii) Build capacity of GBV partners
The Position will focus on GBV SC coordination in three states of Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria and Western Equatoria states.
The GBV SC Field Coordinator will provide leadership for GBV programing in their areas of jurisdiction in collaboration with all stakeholders and Government line Ministries. In consultation with the GBV SC National Coordination, the position will work with GBV partners in the Equatoria region to ensure that GBV prevention and response is in place. The position will collaborate with the GBV SC field coordinating structure together with state Ministry of Gender to ensure that systems are in place to support GBV prevention and response in line with GBV Strategy and GBV minimum standards. The position will work with GBV partners to support assessments, provide information to provide GBV strategic direction, develop mechanisms for GBV referrals, build capacity of partners in GBV programing, work with different clusters to mitigate GBV, Advocacy and participate in Country level Humanitarian Needs Overview processes and Humanitarian response Plan processes to ensure resources are mobilized for GBV programing
A. Coordination and Promoting Joint Action
• Reinforce and/or establish GBV working groups or focal points in collaboration with the Government to ensure GBV programing and information is for the whole state
• Be part of all Coordination forums in the state to represent GBV SC, these may include at the Protection cluster, Inter cluster coordinating group meetings, clusters meetings, PSEA, MHPSS, Government forums etc. to promote engagement of relevant humanitarian actors including government actors and UNMISS. Collaborate with the OCHA focal person in the state to ensure that GBV SC is part of joint assessments, responses
• Identify focal points to engage with other relevant sectors/clusters for GBV risk mitigation and survivor referral. Work with different clusters such as WASH, Nutrition, Education, Health, CCCM, FSL, CP, etc to ensure that GBV is mainstreamed in the sectors
B. Technical Leadership and Capacity Building
• Be part of the development of GBV strategy for south Sudan, support in development of Action plans for the strategy and disseminate the strategy in the states to all GBV Partners, Other stakeholders and Government
• Support GBV field Coordinators to develop tailored Action plans in line with the GBV strategy for their respective locations
• Update or develop Standard Operating Procedures SOPs for the state and develop/review location specific GBV referral pathways, promote awareness of, access to and use of relevant tools and guidelines across clusters
• Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally-endorsed tools for effective GBV programme management and inter-agency coordination including GBV minimum Standards
• Assess capacity gaps that hinder quality and/or coverage of GBV prevention and response interventions
• Develop/adapt and conduct trainings to address capacity gaps and Mentorship of GBV partners in the location
• Facilitate GBV mainstreaming training for other sector response. Mentor other sectors(identified priority clusters in the uptake of GBV mainstreaming tools and monitor their implementation
• Develop and packaged training materials related to coordination and GBV prevention and response
C. Information Management and Reporting
• Lead and/or contribute to assessments and situational analyses including interagency assessments; ensure GBV concerns included in multi-cluster assessments and link to consolidated appeals
• Map actors who are supporting/could support GBV-related interventions and identify gaps and have a profile of all GBV actors in your location
• Ensure a standardized approach to data gathering, common tool with an emphasis on ensuring safe and ethical practices as promoted by the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), the Guiding Principles for Working with GBV Survivors, and the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies.
• Support sharing of state level GBV IMS information in collaboration with the GBV Information management Officer guided by the Information Sharing Protocol ISP to inform GBV programming.
• Establish a system for information sharing and dissemination, including for advocacy purposes in collaboration with the GBV Information management Officer IMO
• Prepare standard periodic reports and progress updates on on-going GBV working group for inclusion in GBV SC updates OCHA SitReps, Humanitarian Bulletins, Protection Advisories, Global GBV AoR Weekly Updates, UNFPA HQ internal and external meetings and advocacy, etc.
• Develop strategy for effective communications with affected populations on GBV services, risk mitigation strategies, and to promote gender equality
• Collaborate with Partners in the location to collect their views for the Humanitarian Needs overview (HNO) in preparation for the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
• Ensure all partners receive relevant GBV SC documents, Guidelines, SOPS, Strategy, and Reports etc.
• Common IEC material for GBV shared
• Develop location-specific GBV working group work plans in line with the outcomes of the GBV Strategy for South Sudan
• Ensure that partners send their bi weekly updates, GBVIMS monthly reports, 5W reports using the kobo system, Training reports, Safety Audit reports and all other assessment reports
D. GBV SC funding opportunities
• Collaborate with GBV partners in the location to participate in Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
• Where possible meet with Donors to highlight funding gaps for GBV programing
• Proactively fund-raise for joint Programmes to support the work plan, plus relevant humanitarian funding mechanisms
• Draft key messages and advocacy notes to promote consistent communications that emphasize the life-saving nature of GBV-related interventions in the crisis-affected context
• Meeting with Donors or any relevant authorities to highlight the short falls in Funding for GBV programs
• Work with the media
F. Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring GBV Programing in the location, develop and regularly update an inter-agency M&E framework to guide work of GBV coordination body and support accountability.
• Advanced technical degree with specialization in areas such as social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.
• 5 to 8 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the international level including in a humanitarian context.
• Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.
• Experience in GBV Sub Cluster Coordination
• Experience in providing GBV in Emergency trainings for Partners
• Excellent understanding of human rights-based approach, proven experience in survivors-centered approach.
• Experience in developing guidelines, tools on GBViE response and protection interventions.
• .Demonstrates commitment to gender equality; able to support partners promote and integrate gender analysis and mainstreaming into humanitarian programming.
• Demonstrates knowledge and abilities to oversee implementation of a multi-sectorial response to GBV (including health, psychosocial support, case management, legal, and security)
• Understands the principles of GBV case management and can apply to GBV programs.
• Applies critical thinking and problem solving to create innovative GBV programming to guide partners
• Familiarity with humanitarian Architecture and functions
• Familiarity with Humanitarian program cycle processes and resource mobilization for GBV programing
• Exhibits empathy and positive interpersonal skills, including cultural competence Proven communication and interpersonal skills, IT literacy, as well as organizational skills and time-management.
• Good negotiation skills and emotional intelligence
• Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.
• Proficiency in English required.
Security level yellow - The situation in the country in general is calm but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, and looting.
The position is based in Juba. Lodging is a private bedroom in a shared IRC guest house – with electricity, internet and cable TV. Food is the individual’s responsibility. Field office housing is more basic, i.e. in traditional huts or tents with separate shared latrines and showers.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.