Global Communities

  • STTA Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Advisor, Northern Iraq

    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/13/2018 1:29 PM)
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    Field - Other
  • Overview

    Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

    Global Communities, in partnership with Management Systems International, is designing and implementing a pilot program to develop a model for holistic support to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivors. The program will work in partnership with existing community structures and strengthen the legal, health-related and psychosocial services for survivors of SGBV.

    The program will be located in Nineveh Governorate, with an additional office in Erbil. The program may expand into other regions based on donor and contextual needs.

    Global Communities seeks an experienced Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Program Advisor (SGBV Advisor) to provide technical assistance during the first year of the program, including: conduct critical start-up activities including service mapping, community and stakeholder engagement and rapid needs assessments. The SGBV Advisor will also provide limited ongoing remote technical support throughout the first year of the program. This position reports to the COP/Team Lead.

    The estimated level of effort for this assignment is 53 days. We anticipate that the assignment will begin early to mid-November 2018.


    Start-up (approximately 5 weeks in Nineveh, with some time in Erbil):

    • Lead critical start-up activities, including service mapping, rapid needs assessments, and community and stakeholder engagement, and document findings.
    • Provide strategic analysis of findings and recommend program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
    • Provide technical direction and guidance to program team to support start-up activities and in designing and launching necessary SGBV prevention and support programs, including program design, implementation, and monitoring, including identification of key learning questions.
    • Contribute to work planning, including both technical activities and budget.
    • Ensure that conflict-sensitive approaches are integrated throughout start-up, implementation and program delivery.

    Ongoing Support (2 days per month for 11 months and the possibility of an additional 2 week trip for capacity building and additional on-site technical support):

    • Provide remote guidance, technical support and capacity-building for program staff two days per month after start-up is complete.
    • Option for an additional 2-week trip to provide on-site capacity building and technical support.



    • University degree in gender studies, social work or other social sciences, community health, international law, human rights or related fields.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience managing or implementing integrated and holistic Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) programs in humanitarian / post-conflict settings.
    • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of long-standing and conflict-related drivers of SGBV and ability to describe and design context-specific prevention and response actions.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of protection issues in complex humanitarian environments, particularly post-conflict settings.
    • Previous experience working on issues of gender and SGBV in Iraq.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and verbal fluency in Arabic.


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