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Gender and Protection Officer Nat. Specialist WHO Lebanon

Gender and Protection Officer

Gender and Protection Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Beirut (LBN)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
15 August 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the Technical Team or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender and Protection Officer will be responsible for:

  1. Coordination
  • Representing WHO at the protection working groups and humanitarian coordination forums, such as the protection working group, the sexual and gender-based violence task force, child protection working group, migrant working group, PSEA ICN, gender working group, and protection and isolation center sub-group.
  • Liaise with UN and international and local partner agencies to mainstream gender and protection through the COVID-19 response.
  • Serve as the liaison to protection and gender coordination forums on critical health issues, and provide regularly briefings and health related updates.
  • 2) Technical Support

  • Draft, and develop technical guidance to support gender and protection mainstreaming needs, including checklists, and briefs.
  • Review, edit, and input on WHO and health sector materials, SOPs, reports, and IEC materials to ensure that protection and gender considerations are integrated.
  • Provide capacity building to staff and partners on protection and gender areas, including on PSEA, children’s rights, legal documents, and gender equality.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, International Development, Women’s and Gender Studies or area related to Humanities and Social Sciences.
Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the humanitarian and development arena or other relevant programmes; experience with gender and protection specifically is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to gender equality, and feminist and participatory approaches;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health, human rights, and gender studies volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in Lebanon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 10-08-2021