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Regional Gender-Based Violence Information Management Specialist CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: Norwegian Capacity
Closing date: 28 Sep 2023

This position in based at UNFPA Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal and has a duration of 12 months.

The Regional Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Information Management Specialist is under the direct supervision of the Regional Emergency GBV Advisor (REGA team lead), with a dotted line to the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) Deputy Coordinator. The Regional Portfolio is the Arab States region (Middle East and North Africa).

The Regional GBV Information Management Specialist works as part of the GBV AoR Coordination Team based in UNFPA’s regional office. The GBV AoR Strategy 2021 – 2025 highlights the continued need for increased investment in data and analysis, as an integral part of coordination and quality response. Currently, there are significant gaps in capacity for specialized GBV information management, which impacts the narrative of GBV and the integration of GBV into humanitarian system-wide response.

The candidate will collaborate closely with a team of regional GBV IMs based in Cairo, Panama, Bangkok and Nairobi, and contribute to global webinars on GBV AoR related issues.

The GBV information management specialist will work with all GBV sub-cluster in his/her region to develop IM capacity, support IM and needs assessment and promote long term capacity building. In addition, he/she will keep abreast of humanitarian developments in his/her region, remaining ready to support IM in newly developing crises. Under the supervision of the REGA team lead, he/she will lead on GBViE IM activities and initiatives at the regional level as well as provide technical leadership at field/country level to ensure they comply with global guidance and standards.

He/she will closely liaise and cooperate with the GBV coordination team at the GBV AoR in Geneva, providing inputs and regional perspectives in the development of global methodologies, guidance, tools and/or other global IM initiatives while also promoting their implementation at field level.

He/she will further guide, coach, advise and build the capacity of – particularly – GBV coordinators and IMOs as well as GBV sub-cluster/working group member organizations to ensure the development and roll out of coordinated GBV IM processes (with focus on qualitative data), systems and tools across the region and countries. He/she will be working closely with the REGA team and will maintain IM networks, including inter-agency, where appropriate. He/she will provide in-country IM support upon request.

You will find the complete description by reading the TOR -> TOR_Regional GBV IM_Dakar.pdf

Possible duties and responsibilities

  1. Lead on and coordinate data and information management activities related to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies in the Arab States region.
  2. Support the coordination of the regional GBViE working group by bringing in evidence-based analysis as required, and a broad understanding of regional members of field level GBV IM capacities and tools.
  3. Work at the intersection between country and global level, closely cooperating with the global GBV AoR to make sure that regional perspectives are considered in the drafting of global guidance, tools and standards for GBV IM but also ensuring the proper implementation of such initiatives at field level and leading in development and collaboration on regional capacity building strategies and initiatives in relation to GBV IM.
  4. Provide technical leadership to GBV information management staff in field operations, ensuring they receive substantive guidance and directives for the timely collection and dissemination and production of information on GBV, the strengthening of systems and tools for needs assessment on GBV as well as the analysis and sharing of such data.
  5. Lead, facilitate and support capacity building activities and plans, that target specifically GBV coordinators and GBV Information Management Officers as well as GBV sub-cluster/working group member organisations, in the field of Information Management, needs assessment and response monitoring, including through needs analysis, strategic advice, surge and remote deployment.
  6. Support the coordination and implementation of GBV needs assessments and monitoring, including participation in joint needs assessments with other partners/clusters. Support design of appropriate methodology and tools, analysis and reporting for GBV IM.
  7. Provide technical and thematic guidance and support in GBV (sub-cluster) information management, supporting the region with the implementation of humanitarian GBV IM systems and delivering on minimum IM deliverables for the GBV sub-cluster (e.g., 5W, service mapping, data visualisation, secondary data reviews, etc.)
  8. Support advocacy with regional and field operations decision makers – in particular within protection for and relevant government networks, on GBViE technical related matters, including GBV Information Management strategies, needs, resources and best practices.
  9. Support country level GBV coordination mechanisms, promoting the integration of GBV Information Management in humanitarian planning processes, increasing its influence in decision making in the coordination structure. This includes supporting the roll-out for country GBV AoRs of JIAF 2.0, the latest methodologies for PIN and severity calculations, indicators, as well as costing methodologies, in support of GBV integration into HPC.
  10. Support the consolidation of best practices from country GBV coordination mechanisms to feed into the development of regional and global tools and guidance, as well as facilitating sharing of such tools and guidance to countries.
  11. Contribute to the development of methodology, tools, and guidance by the GBV AoR regarding HPC components, including methodology on the calculation of people in need, indicators for severity analysis, composite measures and other critical HNO/HRP elements related to GBV, based on best practices.


  • Advanced University Degree or equivalent in information management, information services or social sciences or other related field such as gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, international relations, international law, socioeconomics, or other related field.
  • 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in areas relevant to Information Management, analysis, or needs assessments. Experience in the GBV IM field is an added value.
  • Required demonstrable professional experience in the cluster system and inter-agency coordination.
  • Proven experience technically leading/advising and monitoring teams, including remotely.
  • Successful experience designing and implementing capacity development plans and activities. Experience in capacity development for GBV IMs/GBV Coordinators is an added value.
  • Proven understanding of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and of Information Management cycles
  • Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach, and the Transformative Agenda.
  • Effectively uses quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as visualization methods, software and ability to produce and disseminate regular IM products tailored to appropriate audiences.
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, and training and mentoring.
  • Proven understanding on ethical considerations in data collection for Protection or GBV purposes
  • Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.
  • Ability to manage large portfolios in a variety of countries and high volume of work in an organized and responsible manner.
  • Fluency in French is a must, in addition to working knowledge in English.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Proven technical expertise managing data and information cycle: from data collection, processing, storage, and analysis for diverse datasets (e.g., datasets on needs, situation, response, coordination, funding etc.), as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, gap analysis, etc.)
  • Proven technical expertise designing and coordinating assessments: solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques (in particular Focus Group Discussions). Experience on GBV needs assessments is an added value.
  • Proven understanding of needs analysis – demonstrable experience in creating needs analysis products.
  • Ability to advise GBV IMOs and coordinators on the use of quantitative and qualitative data, indicators, severity ranking, composite measures, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills in (quantitative and qualitative) data analysis and visualization.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other data analysis tools, desktop editing and publishing software.
  • Experience in creating dashboards (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau) and data visualization.
  • Experience in mapping (e.g., QGIS, ARCGIS)

What we offer

  • Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation
  • Access to a network of humanitarian, peace, and development professionals
  • Join NORCAP’s team of experts and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.
  • A dedicated Staff Care Unit

How to apply

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  • NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
  • NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignment
  • Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.
  • Apply before 28th September 2023, 11:59PM (Oslo, Norway time)

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  • date de publication:
  • Date d'expiration: 10 octobre 2023
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Regional Gender-Based Violence Information Management Specialist

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