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VN 2017/98 (P) - PSEA Coordinator (P4) - Gaziantep, Turkey

Gaziantep (Turkey)

Position Title PSEA Coordinator

Duty Station :Gaziantep, Turkey Classification Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 08 May 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo

Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia,

Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,

Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela

(Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

3. External female candidates.


Under the under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the IOM Head of Office, in close collaboration with the United Nations’ (UN) SRSG’s Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and tracking progress of the implementation of the prevention of sexual exploitation & abuse (PSEA) Action Plan and the United Nations’ (UN) Zero Tolerance Policy and for ensuring the nomination and management of an in-country network on PSEA composed of both UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) staff who will work together to share good practices and harmonize procedures and refine capacity-building material.

S/he will support the establishment of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on PSEA 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), the Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non-UN Personnel (2006), the IASC Statement on PSEA (2015), and the PSEA Minimum Operating Standards. Page 1 / 5S/he will undertake this both within his/her hosting Agency, and as a resource person for PSEA task force agencies and implementing partners’ organizations, including national NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) (Syrian).

The PSEA Coordinator shall actively promote protection from sexual exploitation and abuse

(SEA). In this regard, s/he shall, where not already in place, will be responsible for: Core Functions / Responsibilities:


• Support PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming, through participation in the Inter-Cluster-Coordination Group (ICCG).

• Establish inter-agency community-based complaint mechanisms (CBCM) in operations sites, soliciting participation from a broad range of humanitarian assistance agencies, including NGOs, and developing common protocols for complaint handling and referring SEA allegations for follow up and investigation, working with beneficiaries to ensure relevance to the local community (especially setting up entry points).

• Work closely with the GBV sub-cluster, Humanitarian Liaison Group (HLG) member agencies and implementing partners to ensure coordinated referral mechanisms for victim services and implementation of General Assembly strategy on victim assistance.

• Co-ordinate with the Gender Focal Point Network and other gender groups as appropriate to ensure synergy, collaboration and complementary efforts.

• Develop and facilitate PSEA training modules for humanitarian staff, including UN, NGOs (national and international), International Organizations (IOs), implementing partners, CBOs and, as appropriate, community members on appropriate conduct for aid workers, international standards on PSEA, roles and responsibilities, and how to submit and receive complaints. • Support and maintain the nomination of PSEA focal points from humanitarian assistance agencies and implementing partners by organizing monthly meetings, acting as Secretariat to the PSEA network, enhancing communication and information sharing among FPs in the network and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms.

• Ensure that the identities of PSEA focal points and their contact details are disseminated to the humanitarian community, key stakeholders in their areas of operations, and to beneficiaries/affected populations.

• Advocate for the incorporation of PSEA responsibilities into focal points’ TORs and performance evaluations as an incentive for them to adequately perform their roles. • Ensure implementing partners’ Code of Conduct clearly prohibits SEA and obligates them to report such acts. Where SEA is not in partners’ Codes of Conduct, s/he should advocate with humanitarian assistance agencies to include PSEA clauses in their partnership agreements, and enforce these clauses when breached.

• Provide awareness-raising sessions and training on PSEA for the humanitarian community including staff of humanitarian agencies and its implementing partners, victim assistance providers and relevant Cluster leads, on a regular basis.

• Make appropriate recommendations to the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (DRHC), the Humanitarian Liaison Group (HLG) and the Inter-Cluster-Coordination Group (ICCG) on enhancing SEA prevention strategies, including collecting and analysing actual/potential vulnerability risk factors for SEA and elaborating measures to address them. • Ensure that procedures to guard against hiring persons who have a record of SEA offences are put in place and applied in the area of operations.

• Work with human resources personnel of all agencies/organizations to include PSEA content in staff inductions, contracts, and sub-contracting and advocate for enforcement of PSEA contract clauses.

Response systems

• Ensure the development and use of interagency procedures for PSEA cooperation and reporting SEA incidents, and promote understanding among humanitarian agency and Page 2 / 5implementing partner/contractor staff of their internal PSEA policies and reporting procedures. • Following the Best Practice Guide on inter-agency PSEA CBCMs, support humanitarian agencies and implementing partners/contractors in setting up systems for receiving, handling, and referring SEA allegations committed by humanitarian staff, implementing partners, and personnel of other entities (such as sub-contractors), including when the institutional affiliation of the alleged perpetrator(s) is unknown or uncertain. A complaint mechanism should ideally be established to receive complaints against staff from all organizations and be able to process complaints on a wide variety of issues, rather than only SEA, so as to promote use and avoid stigmatization.

• Take appropriate 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 SEA investigation procedures and capacity are in place.

• Train focal points on their roles and responsibilities. In particular ensuring that once a complaint is received:

• Ensure that all materials pertaining to complaints are handled strictly in line with the SOPs. 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 Sub-Cluster, 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.

Engagement with and support of affected populations

• Develop a creative communication strategy together with IPs to facilitate awareness-raising in communities on their rights, the fact that humanitarian assistance is never conditioned on sexual

favours, and how to submit complaints. Important: any visibility material developed should depend on context and cultural sensitivity of where it will be disseminated.

• Carry out community consultations to identify culturally and contextually appropriate entry points for submitting complaints, including SEA allegations.

• Incorporate community feedback into programme adjustment to ensure that the mechanism remains appropriate to community needs.


The key results will bring together humanitarian agencies, including UN agencies, national and international NGOs, and international organizations, to implement and oversee implementation of international commitments on PSEA. The PSEA Coordination office will provide guidance to and coordinate inter-agency efforts by humanitarian and development actors to ensure effective, timely and robust protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), including prevention and response. Furthermore, the Coordinator will establish systems (i.e. interagency complaint mechanism) for affected populations to report SEA incidents, for allegations to be referred to the appropriate agency for follow up and investigation, and to provide feedback to affected populations on measures taken.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Planning or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience. Page 3 / 5Experience

• 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 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 working in humanitarian emergencies;

• Experience working in the MENA region is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms; • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 May 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Page 4 / 5For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 25.04.2017 to 08.05.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/98 (P) - PSEA Coordinator (P4) - Gaziantep, Turkey (55044859) Released Posting: Posting NC55044862 (55044862) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Gaziantep (Turkey)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Mid level
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  • Closing Date: 2017-05-08

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