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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beira
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-20

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Programme Specialist (PSEA), (P4), Beira, Mozambique, #110580 (req#523082)

Beira (Mozambique)

The Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Specialist will be based in Beira, Sofala province. The PSEA Specialist will implement UNICEF Mozambique Office's Action Plan on PSEA which focuses on enhancing UNICEF and partners' capacity to prevent and respond to SEA; supporting the country office in managing and coordinating SEA concerns and allegations, supporting partners to implement internal complaints and investigation procedures; support the implementation of community based complaints mechanism (CBCM); representing UNICEF in PSEA coordination forums including the Mozambique PSEA Network; together with C4D, and in liaison with the PSEA network, develop awareness raising materials for UNICEF office and partners.

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.

For every child, a future.

The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of child safeguarding/protection programmes/projects and the achievement of sustainable results, contributes to the achievement of goals and objectives to create a protective environment for children against harm, all forms of violence and ensures their survival, development and well being in society. Achievements in child protection programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

How can you make a difference?

The Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Specialist will be based in Beira, Sofala province. The PSEA Specialist will implement UNICEF Mozambique Office's Action Plan on PSEA which focuses on enhancing UNICEF and partners' capacity to prevent and respond to SEA; supporting the country office in managing and coordinating SEA concerns and allegations, supporting partners to implement internal complaints and investigation procedures; support the implementation of community based complaints mechanism (CBCM); representing UNICEF in PSEA coordination forums including the Mozambique PSEA Network; together with C4D, and in liaison with the PSEA network, develop awareness raising materials for UNICEF office and partners.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Lead PSEA Network coordination meetings and documentation

Co-Chair and lead PSEA Network coordination meetings and events in Beira, as well as working with the PSEA Network in taking forward actions including;

  • Development of information sharing/messaging strategies on SEA across network members;
  • Development and implementation of a Community Based Complaints Mechanism on SEA;
  • Development of outreach and sensitization on SEA in the communities; training PSEA Focal Points and staff from humanitarian organizations
  • Responding to complaints that arise, and developing interagency responses to problems that become evident
  • Update share drive for office staff to access PSEA policy and guidance materials

Support Appropriate Reporting and response SEA allegations

  • Support and advise the Head of Office on the reporting of SEA allegations through the internal Notification Alert
  • Receive complaints and reports about alleged SEA (from staff, partners, community members and others)

Once a complaint is received:

  • Ensure that all information pertaining to complaints is handled and referred strictly in line with agreed protocols: the internal UNICEF Notification Alert and inter-agency information sharing procedure agreed with the PSEA Task Force
  • Ensure that information gathered on SEA allegation is verified and whistle-blowers and alleged victims are interviewed in line with the interviewing protocols
  • Immediately refer victims to appropriate service providers so that they receive the medical, psychosocial, legal and material support they may need
  • In coordination with the Child Protection Specialist, (Beira), ensure that child survivors of SEA access assistance and support
  • In coordination with the Child Protection Specialist, monitor the quality of assistance and follow up provided to survivors of SEA by UNICEF partners
  • Work with the Child Protection team to define the modality for monitoring the assistance provided to child SEA survivors by service providers (other than UNICEF implementing partners)

Capacity building and system strengthening

Supporting Provisional teams to institutionalize PSEA efforts within their programmes, monitoring and facilities (e.g. HACT, Supply section, programme component teams, etc.) including support to operationalize reporting mechanisms and on adaptation of tools as needed

  • Review of existing internal reporting mechanisms to support MCO in strengthening its PSEA risk mitigation and complaints handling mechanism in line with UNICEF and international best practice standards.
  • Ensuring that PSEA workplan is operationalized at all levels and with all sectors, develop and disseminate IEC materials in all UNICEF-supported sites
  • Acting as back-up PSEA focal point for the Sofala and Manica Provinces
  • Supporting roll out of partner trainings on PSEA and Child Safeguarding and supporting development of internal capacity for further trainings within the partner organizations
  • Supporting partners to have PSEA policies and structures in place, aligned with international standards and UNICEF systems; consulting and following up with partners on codes of conduct and safeguarding policies (including beyond PSEA) and risk mitigation plans including technical review and support as required by partners

Provide technical support concerning appropriate prevention and risk mitigation strategies to advance survivor-centred, child-friendly complaint mechanism

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in design, implementation and management of protection or GBV programming and PSEA actions, preferably with the UN and/or international NGO.

  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts. Familiarity with the latest development in PSEA, inter-agency PSEA responses and humanitarian cluster systems.

  • Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions. Excellent facilitation, training, networking and advocacy skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.

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 competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

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.

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