Call for Applications: Training Course on Managing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Deadline: 20 May 2016

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Medical Corps, and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) are offering a five-day training course on Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies.

The aim of the program is to build both technical knowledge of gender-based violence (GBV) and practical skills in program design and management by funding from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration. The course will provide participants with hands-on, practical skills that field practitioners can use to design and manage their programs, with the ultimate aim of expanding and strengthening the pool of skilled professionals working in the field of GBV programming.

This course builds on the Managing Gender-based Violence Programs in Emergencies e-learning course.

Training Topics

The Training topics include:

  • understanding GBV in Emergency Settings;
  • GBV Programme Models and Approaches;
  • assessment and Participatory Methods;
  • the “GBV Toolkit”— advocacy, case management, behaviour change, human resources, programme planning and design;
  • GBV and other sectors—health, psychosocial, security, justice/rule of law.


  • Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion, issued by UNFPA and International Medical Corps.
  • Costs associated with attendance at this course will be covered by the workshop organizers, to include: airfare, lodging, transportation between the airport and the workshop site, and meals. As this is a residential course, all participants are expected to stay at the workshop venue.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Successful completion of the Managing Gender-based Violence Programs in Emergencies e-learning course prior to coming to in-person training;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to GBV programming
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of English, and working knowledge of a second language is an asset/preferred;
  • Employer’s commitment to GBV programming and your continuing professional development.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • The attached application form;
  • CV;
  • One letter of reference from a supervisor/manager/professor explaining:
    • The applicant’s qualifications (professional, interpersonal) for taking this course, including proof of commitment by the supervisor that the applicant is currently (or will be) engaged in substantive, relevant programming related to GBV;
    • The supervisor’s expectations of the applicant upon his/her return to the field;
    • The role the supervisor will take to support the applicant after the course to utilize knowledge and skills gained, and to transfer this knowledge to others.

All materials should be submitted in English via email.

For more information, please visit Managing Gender-Based Violence.

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  1. Jeronime Akinyi Obwar says:

    Hello i am interested in applying for this training course.I am a Kenyan who is more concerned with Gender Based Violence issues,I am a woman who runs a women organisation led by women, what can I do because I do not have a bachelor’s degree.
    Thank you

    • Hello Jeronime Akinyi Obwar,

      We appreciate your concern towards learning. For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  2. maka gogia says:

    Hi, I wanted to ask you where the training will take place?

  3. UMULKHER ALI says:

    Hi,I am interested in the training,kindly provide a link to the e- learning course.

    • Hello UMULKHER ALI,

      To apply for this particular training you can find the application submission details on how to apply section and other details by visiting for more information link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!