[Svrilist] Job Posting: GBV Consultant - JAM Darfur

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
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      Consultancy Title:                 GBV Consultant - JAM Darfur

Duration:                               July 8-September 15, 2006

Duty Station:                          Khartoum

Supervisor:                            Emergency Coordinator

Closing Date:                         07/14/2006

  Organizational Context

The signature of the Darfur peace agreement (DPA) brokered by the Africa 
Union (AU) in Abuja on 5 May 2006 requires immediate attention to next 
steps. The DPA will be accompanied by high expectations among the people 
of Dafur that peace will bring real changes in their day to day lives. 
While the massive humanitarian effort in Darfur has played a critical 
role in meeting life-saving needs and ensuring protection of civilian 
populations (largely in IDP areas), meeting people's urgent needs will 
require a different approach to ensure that peace takes root, and to 
enable Darfur's recovery and, eventually, development.


Based on the agreement and full involvement of the parties to the 
conflict, a Darfur JAM led by the UN, World Bank, African Development 
Bank (ADB) and other interested partners is researching requirements 
for  post-conflict recovery and development.   Under the guidance and 
supervision of the JAM Gender Advisor, the consultant will collaborate 
with the JAM Gender Group Secretariate and the UNFPA Emergency 
Coordinator to highlight the multi-sectoral dimension of gender-based 
violence, particularly vulnerabilities that arise during transit and 

  Duties and Responsibilities:


·         Draw on knowledge of GBV prevention and response strategies 
that have been developed in Darfur humanitarian programming and suggest 
application to recovery programmes.

·         Prepare brief documents and background papers for cluster groups.

·         Review research conducted by and available to cluster groups 
to provide critical input on GBV issues.

·         Review draft documentation and prepare specific input 
requested and analysis on GBV as necessary to support gender 
mainstreaming and gender analysis of the JAM report.

·         Review research reports on GBV/VAW and provide critical input 
on SGBV issues related to Rule of Law cluster in particular.

·         Support the participation of Darfurian women, non-formal 
women's groups and civil society organizations to inform the findings of 
the JAM report vis-à-vis insights on gender-based violence (prevention 
and response).

·         Provide technical support for costing SGBV in the JAM resource 

·         Ensure rights based framework is reflected in all outputs.

  Job Requirements:

·         Academic Requirements: Masters degree in the field of 
development, required, with study in Public Health/reproductive health, 
gender issues and human rights a plus.

·          Experience: Seven years experience in humanitarian and/or 
development programming and demonstrated research experience on relevant 

·         Languages: Fluency in oral and written English, knowledge of 
Arabic a plus.

·         Competency: With the ability to accept personal 
responsibility, but also operate as a member of a team.

·         Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software 
applications (MS Word, Excel, etc).


Interested applicants should submit their CVs or Personal History forms 
with photocopies of certificates to the UNFPA (United Nations Population 
Fund) Operation Manager Officer, UNFPA House, Khartoum 2, Block 5/T, 
House Number 6, P.O. Box

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