Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse/Accountability to Affected Populations (PSEA/AAP) Coordinator, P3, Kyiv, Ukraine (Temporary Appointment)

The Position:

Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, the PSEA/AAP Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the activities related to preventing and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and Accountability to Affected Population Ukraine CO. The incumbent will develop, maintain and oversee the implementation of the SOPs based on the Global Standard Operating Procedures on inter-agency coordination in Community-Based Complaint Mechanisms (CBCM), the IASC Principals-endorsed guidance on allegation and victim referrals in joint CBCM procedures. These SOPs are in turn based upon key PSEA global commitments, including the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13), UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse involving Implementing Partners (2018); IASC Revised Commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) (2018); IASC Principals Statement on PSEA, including Minimum-Operating Standards on PSEA (2015); and the Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non-UN Personnel (2006).

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

You would be responsible for:

Technical Support

  • In collaboration with Inter Agency PSEA Coordinator and other partners develop and facilitate PSEA/AAP training modules for staff and partners, CBOs and, as appropriate, community members along with a training matrix to track trainings
  • Support and maintain the nomination of PSEA/AAP focal points from field hubs and implementing partners by organizing regular meetings, enhancing communication and information sharing among FPs and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms
  • Review and assess implementing partners’ Code of Conduct clearly prohibits sexual exploitation and abuse and obligates them to report such acts. Where sexual exploitation and abuse is not in partners’ Codes of Conduct, s/he should advocate work with relevant unit to include PSEA clauses in their partnership agreements, and enforce these clauses when breached

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Harmonize tools, including data collection and communication tools, as well as approaches for managing complaints at the level of service delivery points
  • Review and regularly update the database containing all documentation including progress of activities: control sheets, local consultation reports, communication products, maps, social monitoring sheets, surveys, capacity building related materials etc. and make this database available for review by senior management
  • Oversee the regular monitoring of the implementing partners in the implementation and reporting. Carry out, as necessary, monitoring visits to the field and provide ongoing technical assistance to partners
  • Support the assessment of new implementing partners and facilitate partnership contracts with UNFPA.

Community engagement

  • Design a culturally appropriate communication, outreach and engagement strategy facilitate awareness-raising in communities
  • Carry out mapping of complaints and feedback mechanisms, and conduct/facilitate community consultations to identify culturally and contextually appropriate entry points for making complaints, including sexual exploitation and abuse allegations
  • Incorporate community feedback into program adjustment, project design/proposals to ensure that the mechanism remains appropriate to community needs.


  • Represent UNFPA in the inter-agency PSEA/AAP network and update on relevant PSEA/AAP activities that may impact the PSEA/AAP implementation
  • Work closely with the Child Protection and GBV AoR, and implementing partners to ensure coordinated referral mechanisms for victim/survivor assistance and implementation of General Assembly strategy on victim assistance
  • Oversee to ensure country program wide coordination on PSEA and AAP, across programs pillars to align messaging and information, strengthen efforts, and reduce duplication of resources
  • In collaboration with the inter-agency network ensure development and use of interagency procedures for PSEA reporting of incidents, and promote understanding among staff, implementing partner, contractor staff on reporting procedures
  • Connect implementing partners and other relevant stakeholder with the Inter-agency network at the regional and national level

Response systems

  • Assess the measures to ensure safety and confidentiality of complaints/allegations received by the designated Focal Points and through other entry points
  • Where required, support implementing partners to ensure sexual exploitation and abuse investigation procedures and capacity are in place
  • Train focal points on their roles and responsibilities. In particular, ensuring that once a complaint is received: That all materials pertaining to complaints are handled strictly in line with the SOPs. Appropriately refer complaints/allegations to the entity within an Organization tasked with investigating staff misconduct for immediate action
  • Immediately refer complainants, or survivors if different from the complainant, to the victim/survivor assistance mechanism established by SOPs on prevention and response to SGBV and in close cooperation with the GBV AoR, in order to access appropriate services i.e. medical, psychosocial, legal and material support. If a victim assistance mechanism is not yet in place, the Focal Points should seek to facilitate access to such support outside the area of operation.

Other Duties

Perform any other duties as required by the country representative.

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced University degree in gender (Master or higher), population, social sciences, public health, law, economics, development or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant professional experiences;
  • Work experience from a humanitarian setting with relevant professional experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse, protection, gender-based violence, staff misconduct and discipline, gender mainstreaming, AAP and/or humanitarian affairs;
  • Previous experience working on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Experience working in the IASC or in other inter-agency bodies or processes;
  • Experience in the implementation and monitoring of GBV/PSEA/AAP as well as in budget management;
  • Experience in community-based psychosocial/social reintegration support interventions, particularly related to GBV/PEAS/AAP;
  • Experience working with NGOs or other development organizations in development and humanitarian contexts;
  • Experience in facilitating training and capacity building activities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and management skills required. Autonomous, proactive, passionate about issues;
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral forms;
  • Experience using computers and software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


Fluency in English, knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian desirable.

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.


Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, visa issuance and other administrative requirements.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

How to apply

Interested candidate to apply via UNFPA Quantum platform by the deadline 5 February 2024, 5 PM New York time:

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