Individual Consultancy Contract (IC)

Consultant - Programme Assistant (Gender)

18 June 2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Job Purpose:

UNFPA global strategic plan that works towards achieving 3 transformative results that will contribute, in particular, to good health and well-being, the advancement of gender equality, and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls. Within the Sri Lanka CO works towards empowering the marginalized and vulnerable women and girls to ensure their rights are protected in humanitarian and development settings. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is a grave human rights violation and a public health issue prevalent in every society and community. It highlights the deeply ingrained gender inequalities in societies and has serious implications on the individual, their families and society at large.

The position aims to support the Gender portfolio of the CO mainly in the coordination activities of the Forum against Gender-Based Violence in Sri Lanka which was set up in 2005 and the emergency response activities related to COVID-19.


How to apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the detailed job description and to email your resume with a cover letter and contact details of three non-related referees to:

Please specify the position you are applying for in the 'subject line' of the email.

Only applications received via email will be accepted.

Only applicants meeting all requirements according to the vacancy announcement will be considered.

Duration of consultancy: July 2020 – June 2021

Application Deadline: Thursday, 18 June 2020 (4.00 p.m. Sri Lanka time)