Gender Based Violence Coordinator, Mexico
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.
HIAS Mexico is seeking a Gender Based Violence Coordinator to lead the new GBV programming in Mexico. The GBV Coordinator will be expected to contribute towards the overall implementation of HIAS GBV Programs in Mexico. He or she will be required to provide technical oversight and supervision to GBV staff to ensure all activities are designed and conducted in accordance with HIAS Standard Operating Procedures. The GBV Coordinator will also serve as a resource and focal point for HIAS Mexico and implementing partners on technical matters related to GBV service provision for asylum seekers and refugees in Mexico.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Lead the implementation of HIAS GBV prevention and response program by provision of strategic direction and technical advice on program design and development
- Oversee the piloting and exploration of prevention programming focusing on social norms change and new ways to engage men in ending violence against refugee women and girls.
- Plan and oversee the establishment of community based prevention and response mechanisms, risk mitigation strategies in support of survivors of GBV.
- Strengthen GBV prevention and contribute to more integrated survivor centered responses and long-term approaches such as creating safe spaces to women and girls, build peer support networks to enhance their economic and social assets
- Oversee the overall GBV case management aspect of the program and supervise case workers and community based GBV Prevention monitors to implement GBV case management effectively and in a survivor centered manner
- Take lead in project planning and oversee budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and outputs related to HIAS GBV work
- Oversee and coordinate trainings on GBV to HIAS staff, partners and the refugee community on topics related to GBV, such as; Gender, Human Rights and Power; Violence Against Women and Girls; Models for GBV Prevention and Response; Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Role of Social Norms in the Prevention of GBV; Safety Planning with Survivors among other relevant GBV trainings.
- Provide mentoring and on the job training to GBV staff to become experts in GBV prevention, response and mainstreaming in line with the accredited standards
- Develop interventions including, but not limited to, creating awareness of HIAS activities on GBV Prevention and Response.
- Develop strategic partnerships through participation and attendance of GBV co-ordination meetings.
- Coordinate with partners and local organizations to create linkages for refugees for promotion of quality referral pathways, strengthening services for survivors of GBV and ensure their integration of GBV concerns to different sectors
- Research and analyze trends, behavior change strategies of GBV within the urban refugee population and develop/adjust program strategies to meet the identified trends/needs
- Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports of project’s activities and progress using program monitoring and information from the GBVIMS.
- Participate and contribute to the identification of grants for funding opportunities for GBV Prevention and Response Projects.
- Performing other duties as required.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Minimum of 5-7 years working in project management, monitoring and evaluation with a specific focus on GBV prevention and response programming; preference for candidates that have previous experience with direct service provision to survivors.
- 3 – 5 years of management experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Community Development and Population Studies, Social Science and/or other related fields of study. Master’s Degree in any of the above fields will be added advantage
- Demonstrated experience working directly with survivors of GBV
- Demonstrated understanding of gender and patriarchy and the role both play in violence against women and girls and LGBTQ identified refugees.
- Awareness and demonstrable knowledge on how GBV manifests in urban refugee settings and ability to describe context that is specific to prevention and response actions
- Demonstrated experience with operationalizing GBV principles, knowledge of International humanitarian standards for GBV prevention and response.
- Demonstrated ability and experience to supervise and coordinate technical work in GBV prevention and response, preferably in a humanitarian setting
- Strong training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to different components of GBV programming.
- Experience working with GBVIMS (GBVIMS (Gender Based Violence Information Management System)
- Ability to travel throughout Mexico and internationally as required; at times to insecure operating environments.
How to apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to HIAS website: