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International individual consultancy to support and facilitate the implementation of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in UNICEF Uzbekistan

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Gender-based violence
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-31

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UNICEF Uzbekistan is looking for International individual consultancy to support and facilitate the implementation of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

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.

Background:

UNICEF Uzbekistan has positioned itself as an effective and renowned partner to the Government of Uzbekistan in policy formulation and legislation reforms. UNICEF also implements through several implementation partners programmatic initiatives and project activities. The Country Office operates through four programmatic sections and these are:

Health

Education

Child Protection

Social Policy

The prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by employees, personnel and sub-contractors of UNICEF and implementing partners.

UNICEF Uzbekistan aims formalize this commitment by the development of a work plan to follow good practices in PSEA implementation.

Purpose:

The purpose of the consultancy is the:

  1. The development of a PSEA action plan that comprises steps to implement PSEA and an ongoing annual programme of work
  2. The development of terms of reference for a PSEA focal point
  3. The development of PSEA training materials for UNICEF staff and partners adapted to the local context

The above should be tailored to the actual activities undertaken by UNICEF Uzbekistan and the what actions are necessary according to the risks and capacity of the country.

Objectives:

The specific objectives of this consultancy include:

  • Assess the implications of PSEA for the programmatic activities within the Office
  • Review the adequacy of activities undertaken to implement PSEA
  • Conduct a SEA risk assessment to inform the country leadership on strategic decision-making
  • Prepare a PSEA action plan
  • Explore possible modalities and tools to deliver a PSEA Action Plan.
  • Draft terms of reference of a focal point within the Country Office that will enable effective implementation of the action plan, including post specification
  • Conduct a desk review of existing PSEA training materials and prepare a contextualized training package that the Country Office can use to deliver PSEA training to staff and partners

Timeline & Deliverables:

The assignment is expected to start in Feb and be completed by the end of March 2020. The selected consultant will be hired for 10 working days that need not be continuous.

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Tasks

Deliverables

Duration

Payment

1

  • Assess the implications of PSEA on programmatic activities.
  • Review the adequacy of the activities undertaken by Country Office
  • Prepare a SEA risk assessment
  • Report on the assessments
  • Review activities undertaken

5 days

50 % upon submission of the report of the 1st deliverable.

2

  • Develop a PSEA action plan that includes modalities and tools to enable delivery
  • Terms of reference for a PSEA focal point
  • Develop PSEA training materials for staff and partners
  • PSEA Work plan
  • Terms of Reference for PSEA focal point
  • PSEA training package

5 days

50% upon submission of the 2nd deliverable

Management:

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Representative and in close collaboration with the Regional PSEA Focal Point, Deputy Representative and Chief of Operations.

Resource requirements:

The basis for calculation of consultancy fee based on the complexity of work, the level of expertise and the Administrative Instruction (ST/AI/2013/4) on Consultants and individual contractors.

It is envisaged that the consultant will spend 5 days in Tashkent.

The final decision on selection of the consultant will be set up based on the "best value for money" principle. Payment will be done on a lump sum basis and upon presentation of key deliverables. Payments might be partially or fully withheld in case of unsatisfactory performance of duties or failure to provide the deliverables by the agreed deadlines.

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

    • An advanced university degree (Masters and above) or professional qualification 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 8 years of relevant professional experience within child protection, gender-based violence, gender & child safeguarding policy development or other relevant general social work or protection experience.
    • PSEA and international experience is asset but not compulsory
    • Excellent analytical writing and communication skills
    • Full computer literacy and fluency in English - both written and spoken - are essential

Procedures and Working Conditions

Duty station for the assignment is Tashkent, Uzbekistan. All travel(s) will be arranged in accordance with UNICEF Travel Rules and Regulations. UNICEF shall provide for office space and physical resources required for the completion of the assignment whilst the consultant is based in Uzbekistan

The consultant will be responsible for any taxes that might arise because of this assignment and remuneration received by UNICEF, and UNICEF undertakes no liability for taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant on payments made under this contract. 

Medical clearance

Consultant is expected to work in the office. The applicants shall be required to submit a statement of good health prior to commencement of work and to take full responsibility for the accuracy of that statement, including confirmation that they have been fully informed regarding inoculations required for the country or countries to which travel is authorized.

Insurance

Consultants are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering the period of their services on behalf of UNICEF as they consider appropriate. Consultants are not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to United Nations staff members.

Reservations

UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if deliverable(s) incomplete, not finalized or for failure to meet deadlines. UNICEF will reserve copy right of all developed materials and own primary data collected through this assignment. The materials cannot be published or disseminated without prior written permission of UNICEF. UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future. The contractor must respect the confidentiality of the information handled during the assignment. Documents and information provided must be used only for the tasks related to these terms of reference.

Special considerations

UNICEF has a clear policy of zero-tolerance on sexual harassment. UNICEF takes allegations of sexual harassment very seriously and is committed to holding wrong-doers accountable. Moreover, UNICEF has a Child Safeguarding Policy that provides guidance on the protection and safeguarding of children across all agency operations. Any consultant hired by UNICEF should comply with all policies and procedures on any kind of harassment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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