Google Play

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)-Consultancy

Published on 01.12.2021

Company

Website : https://www.unicef.org/
Industries :
Associative activities
Job ads : See our Job Ads
UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and... read more

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)-Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.

Purpose Of Activity/Assignment

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for child safeguarding violations and sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by its employees, personnel, sub-contractors and implementing partners.

In South Sudan, a combination of various factors (i.e. high prevalence of Sexual Gender Based Violence, conflict, the high vulnerability of beneficiaries dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet basic needs, elevated presence of humanitarian staff and related personnel, weak rule of law…) makes the country a high-risk environment for sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).

Following the endorsement of the United Nations Protocol on Allegations of SEA Involving Implementing Partners in February 2018, UNICEF has incorporated child safeguarding and prevention of SEA standards in contractual clauses of all partnership agreements signed between UNICEF and Civil Society Organisation (CSO) partners.

In addition to that, in February 2020, UNICEF South Sudan has started to roll-out UNICEF new global Procedure on Managing Risks of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Implementing Partnerships which includes a more stringent assessment for all CSOs partners, as foreseen by the above-mentioned UN Protocol. The PSEA assessment rates organizational capacities to prevent/ respond to SEA and covers six core standards: Policy, Management and Human Resources systems in place, Mandatory training, Reporting, Assistance and referrals for survivors and Investigations. The organizational capacity rating converts to a SEA risk rating (High, Moderate, Low); the principle being that UNICEF cannot enter in a partnership with a CSO with a High SEA risk rating. All current UNICEF partners rated at Moderate and High risk of SEA are invited to develop an action plan to identify and address the organizational gaps identified during the assessment.

In parallel, UNICEF PSEA Toolkit has been launched in April 2020. This comprehensive tool is used by partners to develop additional PSEA policies, procedures and systems within their respective organisation.

The Consultant Will

Scope of Work:

  • Facilitate the 2 trainings of six modules each aligned with the above-mentioned introduction and the 6 Core Standards, using the existing UNICEF PSEA Toolkit, UNICEF guidelines and protocols and any other relevant material.
  • Facilitate 2 trainings to support CSOs partners to conduct investigations into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse allegations, using the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) Alliance beginners’ investigations training material
  • Set up and manage a virtual helpdesk in order to provide technical guidance to UNICEF partners after the training, in order to support them in the development or improvement of procedures/tools to improve their organizational capacities to prevent and respond to SEA

Work Assignment Overview

Deliverable 1 – Facilitate 2 trainings of 6 Modules each for UNICEF CSOs partners. Due to COVID-19, the training is planned to take place remotely through virtual sessions
The training material – already developed and available – is based upon existing UNICEF PSEA Toolkit as well as other existing material such as IASC Learning Package on Protection from Sexual Misconduct for UN partner organizations “Say no to Sexual Misconduct”.
Deliverable 2 – Facilitate 2 trainings to support UNICEF CSOs partners to conduct investigations into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse allegations
Deliver 3 – Set up and manage a virtual helpdesk for UNICEF partners

Required profile for job ad : Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)-Consultancy

Required
Facilitate 2 trainings of 6 Modules each to support CSOs partners to elaborate and establish the necessary measures and structures required to by each of the six core PSEA standards as outlined below
Introduction: Basic introduction to PSEA.

  • Core Standard 1: Organizational Policy
  • Required 1: An organizational policy on PSEA exists and describes appropriate standards of conduct, other preventive measures, reporting, monitoring, investigation and corrective measures
  • Core Standard 2: Organizational Management and HR Systems
  • Required 1: The organization’s contracts and partnership agreements include a standard clause requiring contractors, suppliers, consultants and sub-partners to commit to a zero-tolerance policy on SEA and to take measures to prevent and respond to SEA
  • Required 2: There is a systematic vetting procedure in place for job candidates (e.g. reference checks, police records, Google searches) in accordance with local laws regarding employment, privacy and data protection, including checking for prior involvement in SEA
  • Core Standard 3: Mandatory Training
  • Required 1: The organization holds mandatory trainings for all personnel on the organization’s SEA policy and procedures and the training includes 1) a definition of SEA (that is aligned with the UN's definition); 2) a prohibition of SEA; and 3) actions that personnel are required to take (i.e. prompt reporting of allegations and referral of survivors).
  • Core Standard 4: Reporting
  • Required 1: The organization has mechanisms and procedures for personnel, beneficiaries and communities, including children, to report SEA allegations that comply with core standards for reporting (i.e. safety, confidentiality, transparency, accessibility) and ensures that beneficiaries are aware of these
  • Core Standard 5: Assistance and Referrals
  • Required 1: The organization has a system to ensure survivors of SEA, including children, receive immediate professional assistance, referring them to qualified service providers
  • Core Standard 6: Investigations
  • Required 1: The organization has a process for investigation of allegations of SEA and can provide evidence that it has appropriately dealt with past SEA allegations, if any, through investigation and corrective action.
  • Minimum Qualifications Required
  • An advanced university degree (Masters and above) in one of the following areas is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience in Child Protection, Safeguarding, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and/or Gender Based Violence is required, including very good knowledge of the technical area.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills Required

  • Familiarity with the latest development in PSEA and inter-agency PSEA responses
  • Experience working in South Sudan is an advantage
  • Experience working in a context similar to South Sudan is required.
  • Experience in conducting trainings, capacity building and systems strengthening in the area of Safeguarding and/or PSEA is required (including on investigations)
  • Experience of conducting similar training in humanitarian settings.

 Very good English and Organizational and facilitation skills required.

All applications must be submitted with detailed financial and technical proposal

Job criteria for job ad : Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)-Consultancy
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula - El Obeid - Gedarif - Geneina - Kadugli - Kassala - Khartoum - Nyala - Port-Soudan - Rabak - Sannar - Wad Madani - Zalingei
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Master
Number of Position(s) : 1

Share this offer with your network

Other jobs that might interest you

Programme Management Advisor- Process Management- Water Utilities

02/12/21 | UNOPS

We are looking for a Programme Management Advisor. Education Advanced university degree in Water Resource Management, Hydrology, IWRM, Environmental Management, International or Environmental law, Natural Resource Planning, Environmental Engineering with ...

Region of : Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula -...

Communication for Development Consultant-COVAX (for International App

03/12/21 | UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everyw ...

Region of : Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula -...

Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Consultant- South Sudan

03/12/21 | UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everyw ...

Region of : Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula -...

Administrative Specialist- P-3- FT- Juba- South Sudan

06/12/21 | UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everyw ...

Region of : Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula -...