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PSEA Training Curricula and Materials Consultant

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

  • Organization: SAMS - Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-04

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Role Summary/Purpose: SAMS seeks a PSEA/Safeguarding Consultant to advise on efforts to strengthen prevention and response efforts to sexual exploitation and abuse across the organization. The Consultant will be expected to: 1) review, update, and add to existing policies related to PSEA; 2) deliver dynamic, culturally appropriate remote or in-person trainings in Arabic and to PSEA focal points at country offices, as well as implementing partner agencies; and 3) design and support rollout of PSEA reporting and investigation mechanisms, ensuring a survivor-centered approach. 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Review and Update PSEA/ Safeguarding Policies 

o    Assess existing materials and policy to identify priorities to update and upgrade the materials and policies. 

o    Update and upgrade material with the support of SAMS staff and in consultation with relevant coordination efforts. 

o    Schedule discussions on key issues to be addressed, approaches to adult learning, and review of draft materials with the PSEA staff Group to ensure a consultative and collaborative process.

o    Carry out consultations (to be convened virtually) with field-based managers and focal points based on draft materials to receive critical feedback feeding into finalization of materials.


·         Develop Reporting and Investigation Mechanisms 

o    Develop internal procedures for staff and other personnel to report incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse, consistent with applicable international standards on PSEA response and investigation. 

o    Develop internal investigation procedures for SEA allegations in line with SAMS PSEA and Safeguarding policies.

o    Design and support roll-out of a system for beneficiaries to report incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse, consistent with applicable international standards and in-country national laws. 

o    Consult with country focal points on local investigation mechanisms in relevant PSEA networks and structures. 

o    Liaise with PSEA Focal Points in SAMS areas of operation to ensure that material relevant to the operational context are reflected in the final product.


·         Deliver PSEA/ Safeguarding Training of Trainers to relevant stakeholders at HQ and in the field 

o    Develop a series of training modules based on the topics outlined, in both English and Arabic. The modules should include a variety of engaging learning tools and methodologies that can immediately be rolled out both in an in-person context, and in an online forum. Specific attention should be given to the development of an appropriate and engaging methodology for the online training.

o     Develop the modules so that a more intensive specialized training can be easily condensed and adapted for shorter trainings that targets different categories of staff (i.e. health workers, social workers, managers, volunteers, implementing partners, etc.)

o    Carry out virtual training of trainers on PSEA/Safeguarding policy with relevant staff members

o    Develop a ToT guide and host a consultation session to ensure trainers are prepared to train other staff members.


·         At least 5 years of professional work experience in design and development materials and policies for humanitarian practitioners

·         Experience of interactive/innovative training approaches engaging humanitarian workers, including e-learning methodologies.

·         Demonstrable track record in conducting successful workshops and training of trainers (ToT) for humanitarian practitioners working in humanitarian crises.

·         Familiarity with the principles, standards, and operational challenges of prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse.

·         An understanding of the role of language and culture in humanitarian crises, and in delivering training in diverse humanitarian contexts.

·         Familiarity working with situations of armed conflict and understanding how the dynamics of humanitarian crises affect vulnerable populations.

·         Excellent written and visual communication skills, including ability to present complex processes and issues clearly to a diverse audience.

·         Advanced university degree in social sciences including humanitarian action, international development, human rights.

·         Able to balance the need to work independently while collaborating closely with the SAMS team and other relevant actors.



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