Switzerland: Gender-Based Violence Information Management Specialist

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018


The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Information Management (IM) Consultant works as part of the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordination Team within the GBV AoR based in Geneva. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), as a core member of the GBV AoR, has committed to support the strengthening of the information management capacity of the AoR. To that purpose the GBV AoR and IOM are seeking a GBV IM Specialist to act as the technical focal point for all GBV-related information management initiatives. In this role she/he will represent the GBV AoR within the major inter-agency groups and provide direct remote/in person technical support to GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators and GBV Information Management Officers (IMOs) in the field.


The GBV IM Consultant will participate in all relevant GBV-related data initiatives and provide direct technical support to GBV colleagues in the field in collecting, analyzing, sharing, disseminating and using GBV-related data. She/he will represent the GBV AoR in inter-agency groups such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG), the Protection Information Management (PIM)/Analysis Task Team, liaise with the GBVIMS InterAgency Group and other relevant groups as well as closely work with other clusters such as the Global Protection Cluster and the CP AoR, the CCCM and the Health Cluster, among others. Moreover, she/he will be responsible for ensuring that GBV risk indicators are collected and used in different tools such as the DTM to develop and rollout GBV AoR IM products and toolkits as well as develop best practice guidance for colleagues.


Specifically, the GBV IM Specialist is expected to:

  1. Substantively contribute to internal and external guidance and policy documents to ensure appropriate reflection of the GBV AoR’s work to address GBV in humanitarian contexts and to promote common messaging around the global response to GBV;
  2. Maintain awareness and promote the use of innovative GBV IM products, systems and methodology;
  3. Provide off- and on-site support to GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators and GBV IMOs to develop and strengthen their GBV IM products, systems and processes through guidance and capacity development;
  4. Continue to rollout the GBV AoR IM Toolkit and continue collaboration with the GPC, CP AoR and other relevant actors to complete the finalization of a global protection IM Toolkit through consultation with colleagues at global and field level;
  5. Regularly update a repository of country information; collect best practices from countries;
  6. Nurture and further develop ongoing partnerships with CCCM/IOM to further integrate and analyze GBV risk indicators in the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM); mainstream GBV prevention and risk mitigation into CCCM and shelter; REACH partnership; etc.; whilst also providing aggregate GBV data to relevant partners for analysis.

  7. Contribute to improved use of DTM data, in particular DTM data, through researching existing analysis and reporting templates used at global and field level for DTM GBV information, and recommend analysis methodologies, templates and reporting tools based on best practices and identified opportunities.

  8. Strengthen linkages between the GBV AoR and the GBVIMS initiative, including the promotion and dissemination of tools, resources and best practices;

  9. Provide briefing and induction to GBV IM and GBV SC Coordinators surge deployees to ensure coherent, safe, and ethical GBV data management;

  10. Support the GBV Coordinators during the HNO HRP process by responding to IM questions and concerns, developing new indicators for the OCHA registry, and provide an annual guidance note for the GBV Sub-Clusters based on any changes in the requirements.

  11. Monitor emergency activations, staff deployment data and keep sub-cluster coordinator lists updated and utilise as a resource for GBV AoR information products.

  12. Coordinate IM support and follow-up with REGA deployments.

  13. Other tasks as assigned by the GBV AoR Global Coordinator or her designate.

Required Competencies:

i) Values: Exemplifying integrity; demonstrating commitment to the GBV AoR and the UN system; embracing cultural diversity; embracing change.

ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results; being accountable; developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen; thinking analytically and strategically, working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships; communicating for impact.


● Advanced University Degree or equivalent in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, socio-economics, or other related field.

● 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of Gender-Based Violence gender equality, women’s empowerment, protection, and/or human rights of which 2 years at the international level in humanitarian context(s).

● Professional experience in IM and GBV for the humanitarian sector, including development of IM products, tools and processes.

● 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.

● Familiarity with Excel, desktop publishing software and basic web management.

● Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach and the Transformative Agenda.

● Demonstrated understanding of the survivor-centered approach to GBV programming, particularly in the context of information management (i.e. GBVIMS training).

● Strong track record of programme monitoring and evaluation.

● Demonstrated skills in communication, and training and mentoring to GBV and non-GBV specialists in GBV IM standards and principles.

● Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.

● Fluency in English. Good working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is strongly encouraged.

How to apply:

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to send a Cover letter and CV with “GBV Information Management Specialist” in the subject line to gagaz@unfpa.org and camado@iom.int by January 24, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.