Intersos recruits 01 Gender Based Violence Specialist

Intersos recruits 01 Gender Based Violence Specialist


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Job Title: Gender Based Violence Specialist

Code: SR-29-986

Duty station: Erbil

Starting date: 15/05/2019

Contract duration: 9 months

Reporting to: Protection Coordinator

Supervision of: None

Dependents: 0



General context of the project


INTERSOS had been working in Iraq from 2003 till 2010 with programs aimed at responding to urgent material safety needs and enhancing access to basic social services for vulnerable individuals and communities in Central and Southern Iraq, Baghdad and Kurdistan. Over the years, INTERSOS operations developed, encompassing activities in health care, legal protection and assistance, warehousing and distribution of essential goods, mine/UXO clearance, shelter, water and sanitation, psychosocial support and education targeting internally displaced people and voluntary returnees, as well as host communities, with special focus on most vulnerable groups (children, women, elderly and persons with special needs).



General purpose of the position


Support Protection Coordinator in defining, supervising and implementing GBV component of protection programme.

In close collaboration with Protection Coordinator, provide technical guidance and advices to protection staffs ensuring that specific GBV components of the programme are delivered according to internal guidelines and in line with international standards and principles, in order to achieve missions goals effectively, according to INTERSOS human resources vision and values.



Main responsibilities and tasks


Coordination and support:

  • Contribute to design the protection strategy of the mission and provide technical support and assistance to the implementation of the GBV related components
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, support to contextualize and adapt internal and global guidelines, making sure these are rolled out and known by staffs
  • Ensure cohesion and harmonization of GBV related activities and services across the different implementation sites within the mission
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, deliver trainings and workshops to protection staffs to build their skills on GBV related topics identified with them
  • Support the Protection Coordinator to deliver trainings and workshops to non-protection staffs to build their skills and knowledge of GBV related principles and enable them to mainstream gender component in their sectors
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, assess GBV needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the protection situation analysis and inform the programme accordingly
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in providing ongoing strategic protection analysis and development of periodic trend reports (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work
  • Support the Protection Coordinator insuring that protection data is collected, stored, archived, processed, analysed and disseminated in ethical modalities, in line with internal data protection protocols
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator, undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support tools to monitor quality of programme implementation
  • Identify opportunities for new GBV interventions and support in assessments and developments of new GBV related project proposals
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in the development of complaints mechanisms for beneficiaries and make sure complaints are addressed properly
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in the follow up on the implementation of the Child Protection (CP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies
  • Guarantee potential survivors of SEA are interviewed in safety and dignity respecting principles of confidentiality


Supervision and Staff Management:

  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, organize ad hoc GBV meetings with protection staffs to share challenges and priorities in GBV related field and develop action plans


Networking and Partnerships:

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with relevant clusters and related working groups at national and/or field level
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, ensure that main GBV concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for the respect of human rights and minimum protection standards
  • Network with GBV Specialists of other missions to share best practices and resources
Ville Erbil
Expériences / Formation du candidat Education

  • BA in relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work)
  • Desirable Master degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of four years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors, preferably within an INGO, and two years for higher education degree (Masters/LLM)

Professional Requirements

  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in GBV
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to details
  • Diplomatic skills in networking with partners, authorities and donors
  • Reporting skills, experience with monitoring tools and systems, data collection and analysis
  • Capacities in developing training program in GBV


  • Fluency in English
  • Arabic is an asset

Personal Requirements

  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, proactive
  • Ability to travel to field sites
Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Autre
Secteurs d’activité Genre, Droits humains
Pays Moyen Orient, Irak
Comment postuler For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: « SR-29-986 – Gender Based Violence Specialist – Iraq« .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Date de fin de validité 25/04/2019

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