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Super Typhoon Rai (Category 5) made its first landfall in the Philippines in the province of Surigao del Norte on 16 December 2021, bringing about maximum sustained winds of 195 kph and gustiness of 260 kph, making eight more succeeding landfalls and leaving a trail of devastation in different provinces mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Super Typhoon Rai is the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in 10 years and the 3rd ever strongest recorded storm in the Northern Hemisphere. According to the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) report launched by the Philippine Government and the United Nations on 24 December 2021, the major highlights of the super typhoon’s impact are the following:

  • 16 million people affected across 6 regions
  • 652,000 displaced people, of whom 444,000 are in evacuation centers while 240,000 are outside evacuation centers
  • 177 deaths to date
  • Most impacted provinces include Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Leyte and Southern Leyte. On 20 December 2021, the Government of the Philippines declared a state of calamity in Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, X (Northern Mindanao) and XIII for a period of one year.

Under the overall technical guidance of the International GBV Analyst and with direct coordination with the Humanitarian Coordinator, the GBV Analyst will provide thematic expertise and coordination services to implement UNFPA’s assistance for the communities affected by Super Typhoon Rai.


Programme Development and Implementation

  • Conduct field assessments and/ or situational analyses to determine needs and gaps for GBV prevention and response. Where appropriate, ensure GBV issues are integrated in other key assessments.
  • In partnership with relevant UN, national and international NGOs, Red Cross, and government stakeholders, develop a comprehensive GBV programme in line with available global guidance that adheres to UNFPA’s Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies.
  • Orient UNFPA CO staff, implementing partners, and national authorities in planning and implementing GBV programmes related to affected populations,                                          IDPs/returnees, and host communities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies for health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, the IDP /  affected population, etc.
  • Oversee the procurement of emergency post-rape kits and other relevant commodities and monitor their distribution and utilization by the end-point user.
  • Support the CO to accelerate implementation of activities funded through CERF and UNFPA Emergency Response Fund and engage with donors to raise additional programme funds in line with overarching vision and work plan.
  • Assume the role of GBV coordinator and co-lead of the GBV Sub Cluster at the Provincial, and where appropriate, at the Regional level
  • Coordinate GBV response partners and collect 3Ws, work with GBV IM to analyse and share mapping and gap analysis with the national level GBV Sub Cluster, Protection and Health Clusters and relevant government agencies
  • Ensure standardization of GBV partner response activities and messaging, and advocate for integration and streamlining of GBV into the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities document and other UN and government assessments and resource mobilization efforts


  • Maintain solid working relationships; in collaboration with the national GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator and UNFPA Representative/Head of Office, provide regular and comprehensive updates related to UNFPA’s progress to address GBV with the UN Country Team and other relevant actors.
  • Under the supervision of the UNFPA Representative/Head of Office, ensure representation of UNFPA in relevant Cluster and other humanitarian coordination bodies to ensure that GBV issues are adequately considered in the context of the humanitarian response efforts.
  • Establish linkages between existing Gender, RH and HIV programmes to ensure synergies between programmes that maximize programme impact.
  • Ensure GBV partner representation in Sub Cluster reporting to OCHA and government entities


  • Monitor GBV assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations.
  • Monitor UNFPA’s GBV programme activities by keeping a close record of activities, such as capacity building, expenditures and agreements made with local partners.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and share with the relevant UNFPA Regional Office, UNFPA Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch, and other units as necessary.
  • Support CO on coordination of humanitarian issues and prepare reports and SitReps, as required.
  • Ensure timely reporting of GBV Sub Cluster data to OCHA sitrep, and 3Ws to the Protection Cluster as required.

Capacity Development

  • Provide coaching to newly recruited staff and consultants, where appropriate.
  • Coach and build capacity of relevant staff members as well as staff of implementing partners responding to emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.
  • Coordinate GBV training by Sub Cluster partners to address existing gaps and to collaborate efforts for greater impact.

Qualifications and Skills required:

  • University degree in social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines, preferably at the masters level.
  • At least 3 years of specialized experience addressing GBV at the national level; experience in this field in a humanitarian context an asset.
  • Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors an asset.
  • Proficiency in English required, and in local languages of the duty station an advantage


  • Fluency in written and oral English and national language.

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

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

Functional competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Client orientation