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Internal Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer (PSEA), NOB, Fixed-Term, Amman, Jordan Country Office, #71920

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated, and proactive candidate for the post Programme Officer, NOB (Fixed Term). The primary purpose of this post is to strengthen UNICEF, partner agencies and organisations working in Jordan around the prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse, by providing dedicated technical assistance, including designing and implementing PSEA Action plan, integrating PSEA monitoring in Programme implementation, targeted capacity building activities for UNICEF staff and partners, engage communities for PSEA awareness raising, and strengthening inter-agency PSEA mechanisms.

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, Protection.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025) towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement; Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations. 

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF’s Representative, coordinate with Deputy Representative. The primary purpose of this post is to strengthen UNICEF, partner agencies and organisations working in Jordan around the prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse, by providing dedicated technical assistance, including designing and implementing PSEA Action plan, integrating PSEA monitoring in Programme implementation, targeted capacity building activities for UNICEF staff and partners, engage communities for PSEA awareness raising, and strengthening inter-agency PSEA mechanisms. Specific responsibilities are highlighted below: 

  1. Strategic leadership and PSEA integration across the Country Office
  • Provide leadership and support to the UNICEF Jordan Country Office in coordination with respective sections’ PSEA Resource Persons.
  • Update UNICEF Jordan’s PSEA Action Plan and provide technical support and monitoring on the implementation of the PSEA Action Plan in the country (at camps and Host communities).
  • Support the implementation and analysis of PSEA assessment of Implementing Partners (IPs), identify challenges, capacity building needs, and support partners to establish mechanisms to identify and investigate SEA and refer survivors to the required assistance.
  • Support partners (camps) to use the established SEA reporting mechanism for effective reporting and referral, in coordination with UNICEF Child Protection and UNICEF Field Coordination Unit within the existing systems including case management.
  • Support partners (Host communities) to establish and/or strengthen SEA reporting and referral mechanism and engage communities for further awareness raising.
  • Contribute to strengthening inter-sectoral contribution to prevention and response to SEA and enhance capacity of UNICEF PSEA Resource Persons to lead PSEA activities and PSEA integration into Programmatic visits and/or Field visits in their sections in coordination with UNICEF Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME).
  • Support effective utilization of the existing PSEA communication materials in coordination with UN agencies and UNICEF Sections, and to develop if needed.
  • Maintenance and tracking of UNICEF’s progress with PSEA indicators for the office.
  1. Receiving and responding to SEA allegations within UNICEF Country Office  
  • Immediately refer victims/survivors to appropriate service providers so that they receive the medical, psychosocial, legal and material support they may need; provide support to implementing partners in handling SEA allegations and provision of support to survivors.
  • Assist in documenting and managing reported SEA allegations in a confidential manner within the UNICEF notification alert and inter-agency information sharing procedure agreed with the inter-agency PSEA Network.
  • In coordination with Child Protection staff based, ensure age-appropriate assistance including psychosocial, medical, safety and legal services are provided to survivors of SEA via established GBV and child protection referral mechanism and UNICEF policies on SEA response.
  1. Community Engagement and Risk mitigation through UNICEF Country Office Programme
  • Identify opportunities across UNICEF programmes for community sensitization, risk assessment and capacity building on SEA at camps and Host communities
  • Support programme sections to identify and respond to SEA risks across UNICEF programme areas and support community awareness and consultations to mitigate SEA risks
  • In liaison with the IA PSEA Network, support and encourage utilization of awareness raising materials for UNICEF, partners and communities including posters and No SEA Excuse cards. 
  1. Collaborate with other UN agencies and Humanitarian actors through IA PSEA Network
  • Collaborate and work closely with the IA PSEA Network Co-Chairs (UNHCR, INTERSOS) and a wide range of UN agencies and partners to establish the above.
  • Contribute to update and implement IA PSEA action plan and Community-based Complaints and Referral Mechanism.
  • Contribute to develop IA PSEA Network awareness raising materials, with attention to being child-friendly
  • Support IA PSEA Network to implement IASC PSEA Assessment introduction and implementation to Network partners, based on UNICEF PSEA Assessment experience.

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

  • Education: University degree or equivalent in human rights, Social work, public health, social sciences, international development or another relevant field related to CPiE/GBViE in emergency programming.
  • Experience: A minimum 2 years of progressive experience in Prevention of Sextual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). Work experience on Child Protection and/or Gender-Based Violence is desirable; at least 1 of which should be field-based or in emergency contexts. Humanitarian experience added advantage. An excellent knowledge of GBV and CP in emergencies programming. In addition to Knowledge of IASC PSEA initiatives and Country level initiatives.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic 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. 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. For the position, suitable male candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.

UNICEF offers a wide range of benefits to its personnel, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. The UNICEF Jordan Country Office has an elevator as well as accessible bathrooms. Core hours in Jordan Country Office are from 09:00 to 15:00 (excluding lunch break), from Sunday to Thursday.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

For international posts: 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

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

 

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