UN Children's Fund Coordinator, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs

UN Children's Fund Coordinator, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs

Closing date: 15 Sep 2019

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, dignity

Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by humanitarian workers directly contradicts the principles upon which humanitarian action is based and represents a protection failure on the part of the aid community.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance, has prioritized efforts to prevent and respond to SEA, both at the member agency level and through collective efforts in the field.

Based on lessons learned from collective activities to prevent and address SEA, there is increased recognition of the need for dedicated and independent PSEA Coordinators to assist the work of PSEA in-country networks.

As part of its core global commitment for children and IASC Champion on PSEA, UNICEF is recruiting a PSEA Coordinator to support the vision of a humanitarian environment in Ethiopia in which people affected by crises are safe and respected, and can access the protection and assistance they need without fear of exploitation or abuse by any aid worker, and in which aid workers themselves uphold an environment that prevents and responds to SEA.

The PSEA Coordinator will be based in the office of the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, work closely with OCHA led national and subnational coordination mechanisms and shall provide support to HCT and the PSEA Network to deliver on their functions and commitments to PSEA.

How can you make a difference?

The PSEA Coordinator will work in direct coordination with the OCHA at national and sub national level, PSEA Network (co) chairs in Ethiopia and will provide the day-to-day oversight and technical guidance or support to the implementation of the PSEA Network strategy and in-country inter-agency PSEA acceleration workplan.

S/he will be responsible for advising RC/HC on PSEA; creating and/or strengthening the PSEA initiatives in Ethiopia; securing high-level buy-in (targeting UN agencies, IOs, NGOs, CBOs etc.); providing administrative and substantive management for the PSEA in-country network; and working with network members to establish field level PSEA coordination; supporting the establishment of joint community based complaint mechanisms (CBCM)

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  • Coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of in-country inter-agency work plan in line with the IASC acceleration plan on PSEA:
  • Support the development of a consolidated annual inter-agency work plan on PSEA including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and support the co-chairs for its monitoring and approval process within UNCT and HCT.
  • In close collaboration with OCHA and the PSEA Network, provide guidance for implementation of activities in the inter-agency work plans; including establishment of CBCMs; awareness raising activities for staff, partners and beneficiaries of services; and establishment of field level PSEA coordination forums etc.
  • In close collaboration with the PSEA Network, provide guidance and support for the monitoring of the implementation of the inter-agency workplan, including providing suggestions for strengthening and/or establishment of data collection mechanisms for PSEA.
  • Work closely with OCHA and the PSEA Network to coordinate efforts to strengthen complaints mechanisms ensuring the effectiveness of mechanisms of recording, processing and referring the complaints, while engaging with local community as well as systems to protect them.
  • Coordinate compilation and provision of regular progress reports on PSEA activities for submission to RC/HC, OCHA, UNICEF and other key stakeholders on PSEA.
  • Work closely with PSEA Network in mapping of partners and compliance with the PSEA obligations.
  • Together with members of the PSEA Network, participate in joint activities including SEA risk assessments, inter-agency or inter-cluster capacity building efforts, and monitoring and supervision of field level coordination on PSEA and CBCMs.
  • In collaboration with the PSEA Network, support capacity building efforts including training and technical guidance to cluster leads and cluster members for integrating PSEA in Humanitarian Action.
  • Document lessons-learned and good practices, and facilitate knowledge sharing
    on PSEA for regional and global learning.

    2. Provide technical guidance and assistance to RC/HC, the PSEA Network co-chairs and members of the PSEA Network:

  • Advise RC/HC on PSEA, particularly actionable and or advocacy points from the PSEA inter-agency plan or PSEA network meetings to improve the overall PSEA accountability in Ethiopia.
  • Compile talking points, advocacy notes and briefing notes to raise awareness on PSEA issues and actions in Ethiopia.
  • Coordinate with the PSEA Network to strengthen capacity of Network members on PSEA including assessment, training, and awareness raising.
  • Provide technical support to the Regional PSEA Networks in Somali, SNNPR and Oromia and support the establishment of new regional PSEA networks as necessary in consultation with OCHA and PSEA task force.

    3. Coordination and accountability on PSEA:

  • In consultation with the PSEA Network co-chairs, plan, convene or attend PSEA Network coordination meetings.
  • Liaise with global PSEA taskforce and share regular updates on PSEA implementation in Ethiopia.
  • Work closely with OCHA at national and subnational level to support the PSEA Network co-chairs to ensure regular PSEA coordination meetings are taking place at national and field levels and ensure that feedback from the field feed into national level meetings and vice-versa.
  • Prepare information note and presentations and contact relevant bodies to ensure scheduling of regular updates on PSEA at UNCT and HCT meetings.
  • Coordinate with relevant entity to ensure that procedures to guard against hiring of persons who have a record of SEA offences are put in place and applied.
  • Work closely with ICCG, specially CP/GBV sub-cluster and Protection clusters to ensure the creation of coordinated referral mechanisms for victims of SEA for services.

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

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in law, social sciences or a related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least eight (8) years’ work experience.
  • Previous experience in coordinating Humanitarian action including PSEA and/or GBV and other related action(s).
  • Experience in humanitarian contexts including understanding of humanitarian response architecture and coordination mechanisms desirable
  • Fluency in English language is required.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills, including in use of computer programmes.

    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….

  • Professionalism: ability to work with minimum supervision with efficiency
  • Communication: strong oral and written communication skills
  • Teamwork: excellent inter-personal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships.
  • Ability to work and foster teamwork in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor; strong networking and consensus building skills
  • Planning and organizing: ability to establish clear goals and to achieve desired results consistent with agreed strategies.

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    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.


    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.

    How to Apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=525952

    UN Children's Fund Coordinator, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs

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