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UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting applications for an individual consultant to Support PSEA Self-Assessment roll-out with UNICEF Implementing Partners

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-14

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UNICEF Zimbabwe is seeking to hire an innovative individual consultant to Support PSEA Self-Assessment roll-out with UNICEF Implementing 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, clean water!

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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UNICEF Zimbabwe is seeking to hire an innovative individual consultant to Support PSEA Self-Assessment roll-out with UNICEF Implementing Partners.

Consultancy Terms of Reference

Section

Deputy Representative (Operations)

Purpose

To support the institutionalization of PSEA across UNICEF partners and programmes including through the implementation of the UNICEF PSEA Self-Assessment Toolkit.

Location

Harare based

Duration

4 months

Start and end dates

30 August 2021 to 31 December 2021

Reporting to

Programme Specialist

Background and Rationale

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.

UNICEF in Zimbabwe works with partners who include government, non-government organisations, private sector and individuals, to uphold the rights of women and children to access services and protection, from birth through to adolescence across a range of programme areas which include, Health, Education, Child protection, WASH, HIV, Social Policy and Nutrition. Our objective is to ensure that every child in Zimbabwe irrespective of gender, disability, background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. The world over, the humanitarian sector has experienced many challenges relating to sexual exploitation and abuse of women, men and children perpetrated by persons working for the UN and its various implementing partners and contractors. In response to the risks posed by humanitarian workers to members of beneficiary communities, the UN in 2018 put in place the United Nations Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners. A key purpose of this Protocol is to operationalize the zero-tolerance approach towards sexual exploitation and abuse that the United Nations has embraced.

Recognizing the ever present risk of sexual exploitation and abuse  in the operating context as elsewhere in the world, in February 2020, UNICEF Zimbabwe started the roll-out of the  UNICEF procedures on managing risks of SEA in implementing partnerships which includes a systematic  assessment for all CSOs partners, in keeping with the requirements of the UN Protocol. The PSEA assessment rates organizational capacities to prevent/ respond to SEA and covers six core standards: PSEA Policy; Management and Human Resources Procedures; Mandatory Training; Reporting; Assistance and Referrals for survivors and Investigations. The organizational capacity rating converts to a SEA risk rating (High, Moderate, Low). All current UNICEF partners rated at Moderate and High risk of SEA are invited to develop an action plan to identify and address the organizational gaps identified during the assessment. This comprehensive tool is used by partners to develop and or strengthen their PSEA systems across the 6 core organisations standards identified above.  UNICEF Zimbabwe has been working with its implementing partners to roll out the PSEA Self Assessments.

In order to facilitate timely completion of the self-assessment, their review and rating and to support the development of action plans, the CO is now seeking the services of a qualified and competent PSEA consultant.

Overall Purpose

To support the institutionalization of PSEA across UNICEF partners and programmes including through the implementation of the UNICEF PSEA Self-Assessment Toolkit.

Description of expected deliverables and payment schedule

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

  1. Support UNICEF Programme sectors to conduct PSEA Risk Assessments

PSEA Risk Assessment completed

8 days

  1. Support the completion of PSEA self-assessments across UNICEF implementing partners, review and validation

PSEA self-assessment completed, risk ratings agreed, and all assessments loaded onto the Partnership portal

 

81 days (27 IPs x 3 days per partner)

  1.  Support the development of partner PSEA Action Plans to address gaps identified in the PSEA Self Assessments

Partner PSEA Action Plans in place for all appropriate partners

  1. Develop sector specific PSEA partner training for WASH; HIV; NUTRITION; HEALTH and Education (based on UNICEF/UN/IASC) training packages

Training modules and materials in place for key identified sectors.

10 days

  1. Conduct mapping of GBV service providers in UNICEF programme sites.

Directory of service providers developed

5 days

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

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields including Law, Social Science, Development studies, Gender, or related fields

  • Knowledge of international policies, procedures and practices related to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

  • Human rights/humanitarian programming.

  • Child Protection/child safeguarding.

  • Expertise in gender equality and gender-based violence/ GBViE programming

  • Experience in training and facilitation
  • At least 10 years experience of implementing programmes preferably in  development/humanitarian context, including working with communities.

  • Experience of working with UN agencies

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing in English.

For more information refer to the attached ToR Download File PSEA ToRs .pdf

Other Consultancy Costs and Payment Modalities

Competitive market rates will apply. 

If interested and available to undertake the consultancy, please submit your application online and attach the required documents including the technical and an all-inclusive financial proposal (detailing professional fees, DSA, airfare etc where necessary).

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.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Those who had already applied do not need to re-apply.

 

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