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GBV IMS National Coordinator

GBV IMS National Coordinator

Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Contract Type: Individual Contract  
Duration: Six Months
Vacancy Announcement Nb.: VA-FPA-LBN-2016-03
Vacancy Date: 17 June, 2016
Closing Date: 01 July, 2016
Host Agency/Host Institute: UNFPA Lebanon/UNHCR Lebanon
1.         Organizational Location
The incumbent (i.e. GBV IMS National Coordinator) will be based partly at UNHCR Beirut Office, partly at UNFPA Country Office, according to a time division agreement between the two Agencies. He/she will undertake regular in-country travels to the five regions where the project is implemented: Akkar, Tripoli, Bekaa, South Lebanon and Mount Lebanon.
The incumbent will report to the SGBV Task Force Coordinator hosted by UNHCR. All administrative related matters will be reported to UNFPA, as the recruiting Agency.
The incumbent will plan deliverables and priorities in collaboration with UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, with the support of the National GBV IMS Steering Committee Members and the GBV IMS Global Team. S/he will keep them regularly informed of all programmatic and technical aspects of the ToRs.
The incumbent will also work in close cooperation and coordination with the Field SGBV Coordinators in the five regions.
2.         Job Purpose
The Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) was created to harmonize data collection on GBV in humanitarian settings, to provide a simple system for actors providing services to GBV survivors to collect, store and analyze their data and to enable the safe and ethical sharing of reported GBV incident data within and between relevant entities. The intention of the GBVIMS is both to assist service providers to better understand the GBV cases being reported as well as to enable actors to share data internally across project sites and externally with agencies for broader trends analysis and improved GBV coordination and response.
In Lebanon, increasing concerns regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria and spill-over of persons of concern into the country prompted the SGBV Task Force to consider means and modalities to improve data collection and analysis. In January 2013, a pilot GBV IMS roll-out was launched in Akkar (North Lebanon). In July 2013, the GBV IMS Global Team supported the progressive extension of the phased roll-out to the other regions in Lebanon. As of today, the 6 GBV specialized service providers (IRC, DRC, INTERSOS, IMC, Caritas, Makhzoumi) are using the system in the 5 above mentioned regions. An Information-Sharing Protocol signed by the data gathering organizations allows the national compilation and joint analysis of an agreed upon set of GBV data.
In order to reinforce the dissemination of good practices and increase the quality and the quantity of GBV data available, the Government of Canada is funding a project “Developing Field Level GBV Capacity for Improved Service Delivery, Information Management and Inter-Agency Coordination” in 6 countries, including Lebanon. As part of this project, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the roll-out and driving the successful implementation of the GBV IMS, as well as to provide basic support to the pilot of the next generation of the system, GBVIMS+ in Lebanon. This will be done under the supervision of the SGBV Task Force Coordinator and the guidance of UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF and the Steering Committee Members.
3.         Major Activities/Expected Results
With the support of the SGBV Task Force Coordinator and the National GBVIMS Steering Committee, the incumbent will facilitate the implementation of the GBVIMS in Lebanon, providing technical support to the organizations and agencies using the GBVIMS for data collection through their service provision to GBV survivors in order to improve and expand the use of the GBVIMS. The incumbent will also support national efforts to roll-out the GBVIMS among potential additional GBVIMS users in coordination with the GBVIMS Steering Committee. In addition, the incumbent will provide requested support to the pilot roll-out of the next generation of the GBVIMS, Primero/GBVIMS+.
The incumbent should work closely and in collaboration with GBVIMS organizations, the National GBVIMS Steering Committee, the SGBV Task Force, the Global Team and all relevant stakeholders and/or coordination bodies at national and field level.
A.      Coordination:
    • Lead the National GBVIMS Steering Committee, following an agreed-upon workplan and priorities.
    • Support the organizations and participate in GBVIMS coordination meetings at the field and national levels. Provide all support needed to the field GBV IMS coordinators, including in the identification of new GBV IMS users;
    • Maintain and update the work plan/strategy for the GBVIMS rollout ensuring a clear implementation process per region;
    • Ensure ongoing communication between the field GBVIMS Steering Committees and the national GBV IMS Steering Committees, and between the National GBV IMS Steering Committee and the SGBV Task Force;
    • Provide regular updates to the GBVIMS steering committee on the process of implementation;
    • Assist with any other issues related to the coordination of the GBVIMS, as stated by the Information Sharing Protocol. 
B.      Capacity Building/Coaching:
    • In coordination with the SGBV Task Force Coordinator, the National Steering Committee and the Global Team, support organizations and agencies to use the GBVIMS through technical support, trouble shooting, training, and quality assurance;
    • Maintain and reinforce the inter-agency Pool of GBV IMS Trainers to allow national self-management of basic capacity building needs;
    • Identify capacity building needs and liaise with the inter-agency GBV IMS Coordinator for follow up;
    • Document concerns, good practices and lessons learned from the rollout process. 
C.      Information & Analysis:
    • Participate in and facilitate the process of revising the Information Sharing Protocol (ISP);
    • Support the consolidation of monthly reports from GBVIMS users;
    • Support with addressing requests for accessing GBVIMS data in coordination with the GBVIMS Steering Committee.
    • In coordination with the GBV IMS Steering Committee members, utilize GBVIMS data to support reporting, produce information bulletins for programming and advocacy purposes and every other relevant use. 
D.      Facilitation and Representation:
    • Assess support needs, help organizing support missions to Lebanon and facilitate the delivery of technical outputs;
    • Represent the GBVIMS Steering Committee as requested;
    • All other tasks required from the supervisor.
4.         Job Requirements
Core Competencies 
    • Integrity/Commitment to mandate: Acts in accordance with UN values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken. 
    •  Knowledge sharing/continuous learning: Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means.  Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others.  Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
    • Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors
    • Working in teams:  Works collaboratively to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives. Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
    • Analytical and strategic thinking:  Uses appropriate analytical tools and logic to gather, define and analyze information, situations and problems and draws logical conclusions from data. Demonstrates an ability to set clear and appropriate priorities focusing on tasks and activities which have a strategic impact on results. Anticipates and meets information needs of the team and other stakeholders.
    • Conflict and self management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
    • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence: Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence. Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
Additional Competencies:
    • Offer great organizational skills and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
    • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and productively, with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment;
    • Adopt flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise;
    • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Demonstrate understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies.
  • MA (preferred) in public health, social work, women/gender studies, humanitarian or development work, or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience;
  • At least 3 years of Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other relevant experience, preferably including at least 1 year implementing a GBV program in a humanitarian context;
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops;
  • Experience in information management, database development, usage and management;
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyse data/statistics for humanitarian operations;
  • Excellent Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Access and database software, including in depth knowledge of pivot table/chart analysis;
  • Fluency in English and, Arabic strongly preferred

 5.          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
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting the following:
  • Letter of motivation
  • Updated CV
  • P11 form (click to download) detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the Job Description 
The above documents should be submitted to the following email address:  no later than July 01, 2016.  

UNFPA will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required CV and P11 and in which there is further interest.


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Latest update: 5/18/2012