Stakeholder Liaison, Gender and GBV Prevention Advisor

Reports to: Programme Manager (AV) - PfP-II

Duration: Until 30 November 2024

Duty Station: GIZ Lesotho, Maseru

Project Background

Southern Africa is estimated to have amongst the highest prevalence rates of GBV worldwide, in particular of domestic violence.  In international comparison the societal acceptance of domestic violence against women is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa compared to other developing countries. Moreover, in Southern Africa women are more likely to justify the behaviour than men.  However, African societies are dynamic and in transformation. The gender equality and GBV prevention sectors count with strong local change agents coming to the fore and giving a voice to urban youth and grassroots organisations.

Against this background, the German and selected Southern African Regional Governments, have agreed on a joint initiative: The Partnerships for Prevention of Gender based Violence in Southern Africa (PfP-II).  This is the follow-on module of the previous project (PfP-I), implemented in four countries - South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia Zimbabwe from December 2017 until November 2021.  In the new phase, the programme will build on the experiences and successes of the first programme phase.  While PfP-I was focused on improving the coordination amongst relevant stakeholders to establish multi-sectoral networks for primary GBV prevention, the new phase will focus on implementation of innovative and context-specific flagships for primary GBV prevention to alter social norms and practices that instigate GBV.

The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the joint implementation of evidence informed Gender Based Violence prevention flagships by regional, national and sub-national stakeholders across sectors in Southern African communities with three outputs; namely:

Output 1: Developing evidence informed collaborative flagships for GBV prevention;

Output 2: Strengthening stakeholders’ individual and institutional capacities for the implementation of joint GBV prevention flagships;

Output 3: Strengthening the regional exchange among stakeholders to promote the upscaling of good practices for GBV prevention.

RESPONSIBILITIES (see full job description download below)

The advisor will support the programme’s efforts to implement Output 1 and 2 in Lesotho and will help to ensure that the implementation of the flagship measures support the delivery of Output 3 as well. In particular, the advisor will work in close coordination with the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports, Arts, Culture and Social Development as well as other technical implementing partners on concepts, approaches and modalities for addressing primary GBV prevention. To this end, the advisor is responsible for:

Implementation of Outputs 1 and 2 in Lesotho. In particular establishing and supporting the necessary structures for the management and coordination of evidence informed GBV prevention flagships, as well as establishing measures for individual and institutional capacity strengthening for joint implementation of GBV prevention flagships. Providing implementing partners of the flagship measures with the necessary technical expertise and capacity development to undertake their tasks.

Act as the liaison officer with the programme’s political partner; Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports, Arts, Culture and Social Development (MoGYSR).

Innovation, reporting and knowledge management related to the flagship measures.

The Advisor is also responsible for strengthening the capacities of the partners on the ground, especially in the field of stakeholder coordination and will lead the efforts to consolidate and hand over the results of PfP I and PfP II to partners in Lesotho.  The Advisor supports the implementation of Output 3 in coordination with the Programme Manager and the Output 3 Lead based in Gaborone (Botswana).  In addition, the position holder serves as regional focal person for the upscaling of digital solutions to prevent gender-based violence.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

  • A motivation letter (max. 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate, the value added they will bring to the project and their desired salary range expectation.
  • This should be accompanied by a detailed CV and indicating their nationality.

Applications should be submitted to:, with the email subject

Line “Application for Stakeholder Liaison, Gender and GBV Prevention Advisor” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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