Individual Consultant Contract

GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator

11 June 2021


GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator

Category: Individual Consultant Contract

Duty Station: UNFPA Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu

Deadline: Friday, 11 June 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time

Background: In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the cluster approach in humanitarian settings was activated to ensure coherent and effective response through the mobilization of all key partners in Nepal. UNFPA as the global lead agency for addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings is co-leading the GBV sub-cluster in Nepal with the Department of Women and Children/MoWCSC. UNFPA as the co-lead for GBV sub-cluster is looking for a full time national GBV sub-cluster coordinator to assist in the coordination efforts at national and sub-national level. Core functions include facilitating multi-sectoral collaboration, promoting use of guiding principles and standards for tools and services, capacity development of frontline workers, ensuring survivor response services are maintained as essential life-saving services in emergency contexts and information management. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNFPA GBV/Gender team and the Department of Women and Children, under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative.

Eligibility: Advanced degree in social work or other social sciences, Gender, public health community health, international relations, international law, human rights or related field. Minimum 5 years of experience working on gender-based violence programme, of which 2 are at the national coordination level, preferably in a humanitarian context. Understanding of country cluster and humanitarian architecture in particular of the protection cluster and GBV sub cluster. Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian and development settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions. Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors, particularly in the context of development/preparedness settings. Proficiency in written and spoken English language. Excellent analytical, group facilitation skills and coalition-building skill.

How to apply: More detailed information, including the detailed Terms of Reference, competency profile and education/experience and other requirements can be found at: Applicants (Nepalese nationals only) must complete a Personal History Form (P-11), and attach a curriculum vitae (CV). The P-11 form can be downloaded from Please send your applications only by email to clearly marking the Position Title in the Subject of your email. 

Deadline for applications: Friday, 11 June 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNFPA will only respond to applications to whom we have further interest.

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 provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.