UN Programme Specialist – Gender and Gender Based Violence

Published date: July 3, 2018


Re-advertisement : NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist – Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV), Harare, Zimbabwe, NO-C




Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Closing Date: 25 July 2018 (5 pm, Harare time)

Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration: One year (renewable)*

NOTE: This post is being re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All candidates who have already applied previously to Job ID #15580 need not re-apply. Thank you.

[*] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5

Organizational Setting

The Programme Specialist Gender and GBV will be based in the UNFPA Zimbabwe country office and will operate as integral part of the UNFPA Zimbabwe country office team.

Job Purpose

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the incumbent provides programmatic and technical leadership to ensure the delivery of the organization’s transformative goal of ‘eliminating GBV’ in Zimbabwe. S/he directs the gender programme team and works closely with UNFPA country office team as well as external partners such as government of Zimbabwe, sister UN agencies and civil society organizations.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Technical leadership

Act as the lead resource person on gender and GBV for the country office team.

Qualifications and Experience


Master’s degree in law, social sciences, gender, public health and development or related field;
Knowledge and Experience:

7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
Experience in utilising the following internationals tools is an advantage: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations;
Prior experience in the UN system will be a strong asset;

Fluency in oral and written English is essential
Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
Embracing diversity in all its forms
Embracing change
Core Competencies:

Achieving Results
Being Accountable
Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
Thinking analytically and Strategically
Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
Communicating for Impact
Closing Statement

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA offers attractive compensation package commensurate with experience but reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower grade. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


N.B. UNFPA Zimbabwe reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNFPA Zimbabwe at the same or lower grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.



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