Senior Project Officer At The Global Fund for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Title: Senior Project Officer

Type of contract: Employment

Contract duration: Open-ended contract

Work time: Full-time position (100%)

Reporting to: Head of Projects for Interim Reparative Measures

Location: Home-based

Start date: As soon as possible

Application deadline: 23/02/2022


The Global Survivors Fund (“GSF”) was launched in October 2019 by Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize laureates 2018. Its mission is to enhance access to reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence around the globe, thus responding to a gap long identified by survivors. GSF acts to provide interim reparative measures in situations where states or other parties are unable or unwilling to meet their responsibilities. GSF advocates for duty bearers as well as the international community to develop reparations programmes. It also guides states and civil society by providing expertise and technical support for designing reparations programmes. GSF’s survivor-centric approach is the cornerstone of its work.

Role Summary

The overall role of the Senior Project Officer is to support the strategic planning, the coordination, and the development of national projects for interim reparative measures worldwide, and in particular to capture through toolkits and other such publications, good practice and lessons learnt about GSF interim reparative measures and its co-creation methodology, and to organise events and draft policy reports.

The Senior Project Officer will work in close collaboration with the team involved in the projects for interim reparative measures, within the GSF Direction of Programme, under the responsibility of the Head of Projects for Interim Reparative Measures.

Position Responsibilities

· Support the coordination of GSF projects for interim reparative measures, including the overseeing of projects for interim reparative measures;

· Design and develop tools for projects of interim reparative measures;

· Draft thematic and country reports related to the projects, including internal reporting;

· Coordinate and organise missions and events in project countries, including the logistics;

· Participate in missions and activities in projects countries;

· Design and deliver trainings to support the development and implementation of projects;

· Design external communication tools, liaising with the Communication Unit;

· Participate and report on strategic and projects meetings;

Education and Experience

· A Law degree or similar degree in a related discipline and a postgraduate degree in international human rights law or humanitarian law, or any related equivalent studies;

· At least 5 to 7 years professional experience working on human rights, humanitarian law, and in particular conflict related sexual violence, reparation and other forms of redress, and transitional justice;

Other Requirements

· Experience working with national civil society organizations and survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, and strong knowledge of the survivor-centric approach, in line with existing good practice and guiding principles;

· Strong experience in programme management;

· Experience working in at least one of the countries where GSF is currently implementing projects would be an asset;

· Excellent research, drafting and editing skills in English;

· English is the working language of the Global Survivors Fund. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Good knowledge of written and spoken French would be an asset as well as of a language spoken in countries where GSF is working.

· Professional demeanour and excellent verbal communication skills;

· Robust planning and organization skills, strong sense of initiative, ability to identify priorities and adjust plans and actions as necessary, and work with autonomy:

· Attention to detail and rigour;

· Ability to work independently, including from distance and under tight deadlines;

· Ability to work as part of a team and to bring and maintain a strong team spirit;

· Excellent reporting activity to supervisors;

· Strong work ethics, eagerness to learn and willingness to take initiative;

· Proficiency in MS Word and Excel

The Global Survivors Fund will consider applications from qualified professionals from all backgrounds, cultures or beliefs. We aim at reflecting, through our staff, our commitment to diversity, gender balance and inclusion as well as reflecting the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with. We therefore encourage candidates from regions where GSF intervenes to apply. GSF operates and enforces policies on Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Fiscal Integrity amongst others.

Please note that for this particular position, candidates must be authorized to work in the country where the position will be based, at the moment of the application.

Your Data – If you choose to apply for this position, you will be providing us with your Personal Data, which we will process for the purposes of selecting a candidate for the position only. We will keep the Personal Data you share with us as part of the application process for six months from the deadline for application, after which it will be deleted. Your Personal Data will be accessed only by our HR Staff managing the recruitment process, as well as the members of the selection panel. You have the right to a) ask us for access to your Personal Data and for information about how we process it, b) to ask us to rectify the Personal Data we have on record for you, c) to ask us to delete your Personal Data or restrict its use, and d) to object to our processing of your Personal Data. To exercise these rights, please contact . If you have any concerns or complaints about how GSF processes your Personal Data, please submit them to .

How to apply

Please send your CV, cover letter and three references to with “Senior Project Officer Application” as email subject, by Wednesday 23 February 2022. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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