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BackgroundThe Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Communications Officer works as part of the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordination Team based in Geneva. The GBV AoR Strategy 2018 – 2020 highlights the need to strengthen communications, the GBV AoR website, and knowledge management. New GBV AoR initiatives, including the Help Desk, the Community of Practice (CoP) and the scale up of regional teams of GBV in Emergency senior advisors (REGA) also require communications support.
International Medical Corps (IMC), as a core member of the GBV AoR, has committed to support improved GBV AoR communications through a seconded GBV AoR Communications Officer position, with funding from the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).
The GBV AoR and IMC are seeking dynamic communications professional with knowledge of, and commitment toward, issues related to GBV prevention and response in humanitarian settings, to develop and lead a GBV AoR Communications Strategy. The GBV AoR Communications Officer will perform a range of tasks related to communications, including updating the GBV AoR website, supporting the GBV AoR Community of Practice and Help Desk, strengthening internal GBV AoR communications, developing stories for external audiences, supporting advocacy initiatives, and promoting visibility of the GBV AoR through media, including social media. The GBV AoR Communications Officer will support the GBV AoR Coordination Team (CT), as well as REGA teams, GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators, Task Teams/Reference Groups, and Core and Associate Members. The Communications Officer will also coordinate with the UNFPA Humanitarian Advocacy and Communications Adviser, who heads advocacy and communications of the Humanitarian Office, to create synergies and reinforce advocacy and communication on behalf of the GBV AoR, and the NORCAP Communications Officer for communication related to REGA.
The GBV AoR Communications Officer will ideally be based in Geneva for ease of work with the GBV AoR Coordination Team. The position will require limited travel for meetings and possibly to support select field missions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive
The GBV AoR Communications Officer will support communications needs on behalf of the GBV AoR Coordination Team and Task Teams/Reference Groups, as well as REGA and country-based GBV Coordinators.
Specifically, the Communications Officer is required to:Communication strategy
Communication systems and channels
i) Values: Exemplifying integrity; demonstrating commitment to the GBV AoR core values and humanitarian principles and the UN system; embracing cultural diversity; embracing change.
ii) Core Competencies: working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships; communicating for impact.
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.