GBV Coordinator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Greece
Organization: HIAS
Closing date: 15 Oct 2020

Department:HIAS Greece
Location:Lesvos, GR

Position Summary: As a part of an (initial and protracted emergency response in the aftermath of the fires, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) in Moria, HIAS is seeking a Gender-based Violence (GBV) Coordinator to support the implementation of GBV risk reduction and response programming for refugees and asylum seekers in Lesvos, Greece. HIAS has had a presence is Lesvos since 2016 with a focus on the provision of legal aid support to asylum-seekers in Moria camp. With over 11,000 individuals, including 4,000 children, having been displaced due to the Moria campfires on September 8-10th, there are alarming gaps in GBV programming and the GBV Coordinator will play a critical role supporting the Lesvos team to start-up and implement GBV risk reduction and response programming.

The GBV Coordinator will take the lead on coordination for GBV programing, working closely with their HIAS Greece counterparts to support ongoing evaluation of needs to ensure HIAS GBV programming is responsive. conducting training related survivor support, and supporting an GBV service mapping with an eye to strengthening referral pathways for adult and adolescent survivors. The GBV Coordinator will also oversee GBV program development, including proposal development, potential expansion of the GBV team in Lesvos, monitoring and evaluation of GBV activities, and reporting. This position will also provide overall technical oversight of quality GBV services, including training, supervision, and monitoring of implementation of activities and interventions. This position will work within the framework of the IASC guidelines for GBV in emergency settings including standards related emergency case management. This position will also work collaboratively with other agencies in Lesvos, as well as international and other relevant stakeholders.

*This position is for 12 months, and is contingent on funding.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement the emergency GBV programming for Lesvos, Greece, including strategy development and ongoing monitoring of program
  • Ensure the design and implementation of HIAS’ GBV programming is directly informed by the voices of those directly impacted by sexual and domestic violence;
  • Work within the framework of IASC guidelines for GBV risk mitigation and survivor response in emergency settings and Sphere Standards
  • Conduct a situational analysis of emergency GBV needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Lesvos
  • Provide technical support and liaise closely with a multidisciplinary emergency team, including MHPSS, and legal aid colleagues;
  • Coordinate with local NGO partners and relevant government focal points for the implementation and monitoring of GBV projects
  • Prepare and implement trainings on risk reduction and survivor response and other relevant skills training
  • Promote the use of community-based approaches in response to mental health concerns;
  • Represent HIAS as requested in various working group meetings

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant GBV experience in humanitarian settings, preferably working with refugees and/or forcibly displaced populations;
  • Knowledgeable in and has used the IASC GBV guidelines and best practices as part of previous work experience;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in the assessment of and design and delivery or responses to pre-existing and emergency GBV needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of core GBV interventions utilized in emergency settings (e.g., Emergency Case Management, Mobile Service Delivery, and community based GBV interventions)
  • Familiarity with needs-based participatory approach; experience with engagement with communities
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English both written and oral with proficiency in Greek highly preferred

About Us:

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

How to apply:

Application form can be found on the following link, after selecting the relevant position
Deadline: 23:59 +3GMT, 15 October, 2020

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