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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Mazar
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-15

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SVN 2018/114 (P) - PSEA Network Coordinator (P3) - Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Mazar (Afghanistan)

Position Title :PSEA Network Coordinator

Duty Station :Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Classification Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 15 May 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic,

Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana,

Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands,

Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay,

Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, and the direct supervision of the Rohingya refugee response Senior Emergency Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing strategy and providing guidance and technical assistance on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in the context of the Rohingya refugee crisis, and for ensuring the nomination and management of a network on PSEA composed of both UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) staff who will work together to share good practices, harmonize procedures and refine capacity-building material, in order to work towards implementation of the prevention of sexual exploitation & abuse (PSEA) Action Plan and the United Nations’ (UN) Zero Tolerance Policy in all operational agencies. S/he will support the development and implementation of a PSEA strategy which will be based on the Global Standard Operating Procedures on inter-agency coordination in Community-Based Complaint Mechanisms (CBCM), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals-endorsed guidance on allegation and victim referrals in joint CBCM procedures. These Standard Operating Procedures (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 / 4Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Support PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming, through the established sector coordination structure.

2. Develop 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 targeted local community (especially setting up entry points).

3. Work closely with the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Sector, and Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) members and partners to implement coordinated referral mechanisms for victim services and the General Assembly strategy on victim assistance. 4. Coordinate with the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group and other gender groups as appropriate to facilitate and promote synergy, collaboration and complementary efforts. 5. Develop PSEA training modules adapted to specific groups, partners or operational needs on appropriate conduct for aid workers, international standards on PSEA, roles and responsibilities, and how to submit and receive complaints.

6. Update and maintain the nomination of PSEA focal points from humanitarian assistance agencies and implementing partners, organize and participate in PSEA Network meetings, and enhance communication and information sharing among Focal Points (FPs) in the network and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms.

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

8. Encourage the incorporation of PSEA responsibilities into focal points’ TORs and performance evaluations as an incentive for them to adequately perform their roles. 9. 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 Sector leads, on a regular basis.

10. Make appropriate recommendations to the Senior Coordinator, the Heads of Sub-Offices Group (HoSOG), the Inter-Sector-Coordination Group (ISCG) and the Strategic Executive Group (SEG), on enhancing SEA prevention strategies, including collecting and analysing actual/potential vulnerability risk factors for SEA and elaborating measures to address them. 11. Discuss with agencies the development and application of procedures to prohibit the hiring of persons who have a record of SEA offences as well as the inclusion of PSEA content in staff inductions, contracts, and sub-contracting.

12. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

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 five years of relevant professional experience; or

Page 2 / 4• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Experience

• 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;

• Having demonstrated experience in SEA Prevention and Response/ Gender based violence; • 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 South or South-East Asian regions is an advantage. Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Bengali, Chittagonian or the Rohingya language 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:

Page 3 / 4Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 May 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For 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 02.05.2018 to 15.05.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/114 (P) - PSEA Network Coordinator (P3) - Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (55455739) Released

Posting: Posting NC55463736 (55463736) Released

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