Gender-Based Violence/Youth in Emergency Program Coordinator, P3, Chisinau, Moldova At United Nations Population Fund

The Position:

The primary role of the GBV/Youth in Emergency Program Coordinator is to coordinate implementation of the UNFPA Humanitarian GBV and Youth programme and contribute to the humanitarian-development-peace nexus as part of UNFPA Country Programme 2023-2027 and ongoing humanitarian response.

Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA CO Representative and the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programme and Youth programme. The incumbent has to ensure synergies and collaboration between different portfolio of humanitarian and development programmes.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree in degree in social sciences, human rights, humanitarian / development studies or other related disciplines. University degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience can be considered in lieu of Master’s degree.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience working on gender-based violence, of which 4 are at the international level, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders. Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Atlas and Quantum System, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

How to apply

Interested candidate to apply via UNFPA Quantum Recruit

July 2024