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For every child, a future
The prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF’s mandate. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UNICEF personnel and by personnel and sub-contractors of UNICEF Implementing Partners.
To this end, WCARO, ESARO and MENARO agreed to hire a PSEA trainer who would conduct a two-fold consultancy. The first component of the consultancy will consist of producing PSEA training materials adapted to various target audiences and contexts. This will entail a desk review, harmonization and consolidation of PSEA training materials and delivery of a package of different training products. These products will be reviewed and approved by WCARO, ESARO and MENARO PSEA specialists. The second component of the consultancy will consist of delivery of training on PSEA in support of UNICEF Country Offices in the West and Central African region, as described below.
How can you make a difference?
The consultancy for Strengthening PSEA Capacity aims at attaining the following key objectives:
- To develop a set of didactic training materials on PSEA, for utilization by UNICEF Offices targeting different audiences and contexts (to be used by COs and ROs in ESAR, WCAR and MENA regions).
- To increase, through delivery of training, the understanding by UNICEF personnel in countries in West and Central Africa region (WCAR), of UN standards on PSEA, how to report SEA, UNICEF managerial and programming implications regarding PSEA, assessment and support to Implementing Partners on SEA.
- To increase, through delivery of training, the understanding by UNICEF Implementing Partners in WCAR countries of UN standards on PSEA, how to report SEA, IP obligations and key programming implications regarding PSEA.
- To support UNICEF Country Offices in WCAR to execute their PSEA Action Plan, as well as providing input to high-risk IP PSEA Action Plans
Deliverables and Schedules (see attached TOR for more details)Strengthening PSEA Capacity update 20 04 20 final.pdf
7.5 months – to start as soon as recruitment process/contracting completed. Target: 15 May 2020
- Consultant to be based remotely with possible in country presence (1 to 2-week missions, depending on CO context, complexity and CoVid-19 situation)
- mission scheduling/remote support planning and duration to be determined with CO and approved by RO Supervisor.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
The consultant will meet the following conditions:
- An advanced university degree (Masters and above) in one of the following areas is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, law, or another relevant social science field.
- A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional work experience in child protection, gender-based violence and/or human rights’ protection.
- A bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of experience (total: 10 years) of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- Very good knowledge of the technical area (PSEA).
- Proven excellent training skills. Experience in developing training materials and in delivering trainings.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and French are required.
- Work experience specifically on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (e.g. as PSEA specialist, PSEA Network coordinator, agency PSEA Focal Point).
- Experience in capacity building and systems’ strengthening is an asset.
- Work experience in humanitarian/emergency contexts.
- Experience working in multi-cultural settings.
Other skills and attributes required
- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Strong communication skills – both oral and written.
- Excellent analytical and written skills.
- Good team player, especially as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
- Good knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power point.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
How to apply
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following linkhttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=531604