Uganda: Consultancy – Prevention from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) capacity development (International Professionals Only)- 5 Months

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 May 2018

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Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Child Protection, the consultant will provide technical assistance to build UNICEF’s institutional and partner capacity to address Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

Background

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

The purpose of this position is to build UNICEF’s institutional and partner capacity to address Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

UNICEF is committed to taking all necessary steps to prevent PSEA of children by UN/UNICEF staff and related personnel. UNICEF is also committed to swiftly and decisively responding to allegations of SEA against children and adults involving United Nations staff and related personnel if and when they arise. All UNICEF offices, as well as UNICEF staff members and related personnel, must take seriously SEA concerns and complaints and take immediate and appropriate action in accordance with the applicable policies, procedures and guidance. UNICEF’s commitment involves institutionalizing SEA prevention and response across offices. This includes: SEA management and coordination; reporting of SEA allegations; response to victims/survivors (herein referred to as survivors) and witnesses of SEA, ensuring they have age-appropriate assistance and that thorough and transparent investigations into allegations are undertaken by appropriate authorities; SEA prevention and preparedness; engaging and supporting local communities; and monitoring overall PSEA response. UNICEF is also committed to work in collaboration with other UN agencies in implementing the Strategy of the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13) in the Republic of Uganda. To fulfil this commitment, the UNICEF PSEA Capacity Development Consultant will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to UNICEF and partners on PSEA.

Key Tasks:

  • Review and map CO’s partners’ policies and practices on PSEA; including through the organization of focus group discussions with the partners and/or their beneficiaries; provide recommendations to UNICEF and the implementing partners on issues that need to be addressed with each partner to ensure PSEA policies and practices are in line with UNICEF and international standards
  • Finalise a costed PSEA Action Plan with the CO for the CO and zonal offices, in line with the Inter-agency Action Plan on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, including on internal coordination and capacity building; reporting and information sharing; information management; assistance to victims; governance and coordination; prevention; and advocacy;
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Management to ensure sustainability of implementation and follow-up on PSEA Action Plan;
  • Provide 7 PSEA trainings for all UNICEF staff (133 staff and volunteers in Kampala (4 trainings), 20 in Mbabara, 28 in Gulu, 21 in Moroto); Provide training to 5 staff from each implementing partner (total of 3 trainings)
  • Contribute to strengthening CO partners’ capacities, including through the development of a Training of Trainers with a training curriculum for UNICEF Child Protection Specialists to replicate PSEA training for staff and partners;
  • Support all field offices in implementing the PSEA Action Plan and setting up systems to prevent and address SEA in all offices;
  • Advise on any PSEA-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy;
  • Liaise with the focal points in the UNCT in the implementation of the Inter-Agency Action Plan on the Prevention of SEA.
  • Support implementation of any other actions from the PSEA Action Plan as needed.
  • To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have

  • Advanced university degree in health, social work, child psychology, or other relevant field;
  • Proven success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities on PSEA;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
  • A minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience with either the UN and/or NGO, especially in emergency settings;
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) required.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    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.

    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 link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513014

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