Iraq: Senior Advisor, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Iraq

By Management Systems International Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 08 Nov 2018

Senior Advisor, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Iraq

Project Summary:

MSI is designing and implementing a pilot program to develop a model for holistic support to Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) survivors in northern Iraq, particularly Nineveh province with possible extension into other regions, in partnership with existing community structures. The project aims to strengthen the legal, health-related and psycho-social services for survivors of SGBV.

The position will be based in Erbil or Nineveh with possible travel to other regions within Iraq.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The GBV Senior Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical direction and guidance to the program teams to ensure proper planning and coordination of program activities and achievement of targets and intended impact.
  • Coordination with the Home Office to manage technical components, provide programmatic leadership, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of project goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic vision in determining project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Contribute to the project work planning, including both the technical activities and budget.
  • Provide guidance, technical support and build capacities of the program staff on GBV matters.
  • Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Provide guidance on the program design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the project.


  • University degree in gender studies, social sciences, public health, social work or other social sciences, community health, international law, human rights or related fields;
  • Should possess significant technical experience on GBV, gender, and human rights.
  • Experience in managing an integrated approach to supporting survivors of GBV, including the clinical, psychosocial, legal, and advocacy components.
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or protection issues in humanitarian and recovery settings;
  • Experience working directly with survivors of GBV is recommended.
  • Previous experience working on issues of gender and GBV in Iraq.
  • Fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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