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Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies Consultant
The WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) seeks a consultant to implement activities
to strengthen the health response to GBV in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
With funding from the US State Department's Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), WHO is
implementing a project to strengthen its capacity to address GBV, through the Health Cluster and WHO's
emergency work. The WHO project aims to accomplish the following:
The Health Cluster promotes and operationalizes responses to GBV within the health sector.
Technical and normative guidelines and tools on GBV are strengthened to reflect up-to-date
evidence and WHO recommendations
- WHO is actively engaged in relevant interagency initiatives, such as the Call to Action on
Protection from GBV in emergencies and the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (AoR).
The project is being implemented in six pilot countries: Afghanistan, northeastern Nigeria, DRC (Kasais), Iraq,
Syria and Bangladesh (Cox's Bazar).
This consultancy will focus on overseeing the overall activities to integrate gender-based violence prevention
and response in the Health Sector Working Group activities in Cox's Bazar. The consultant will collaborate
extensively with external stakeholders including international agencies, particularly UNFPA, UNICEF and
The consultancy will be based in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh for a duration of six months, with possibility for
Terms of reference
Summary of duties:
1. Provide timely and sustainable technical support on GBV to the WHO emergency team and Health
Sector Working Group in Cox's Bazar.
2. Facilitate program activities related to building capacity on GBV of WHO staff and health sector
partners in Cox's Bazar through the following:
Support health sector planning processes to ensure GBV-related health