UN Children's Fund Programme Specialist - Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Jobs in Uganda

UN Children's Fund Programme Specialist - Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Jobs in Uganda

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The Programme Specialist (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) will provide technical assistance to roll out PSEA global goods, support implementation and conduct strategic advocacy to prevent SEA in high risk areas in Uganda.


  • Strengthen capacities to provide access to safe and child sensitive reporting channels, including within community-based complaint mechanisms; access to victims centered assistance; and to support cases investigation, as relevant.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and dissemination of global and regional guidance and strategies of specific relevance, including on Gender Based Violence in Emergencies, Violence against Children and the Centrality of Protection.
  • Support development and implementation of agency specific and inter-agency PSEA action plans and support implementation of key actions.
  • Monitor the implementation of PSEA related initiatives.
  • Support coordination across agencies to monitor implementation of action plans.
  • Contribute to GBV risk mitigation in relation to PSEA.
  • Contribute to the Roll-Out of the UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners; and to training of staff and partners in that respect.
  • Support documentation of best PSEA practices and lessons learnt for onwards dissemination across the Region.
  • Act as a liaison with HQ and maintain close relationship with PSEA focal points in partner agencies.
  • Advise on any PSEA-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy.
  • Keep management updated on PSEA developments and make appropriate recommendations on enhancing prevention strategies.
  • Participate in and ensure active representation in PSEA forums and coordination meetings, as relevant and lead relevant PSEA meetings as necessary.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization
    activities, draft reports, project proposals, ToRs, advocacy materials and other relevant documents, as required.
  • Support other activities related to child protection and integrated initiatives, as required by the supervisor.


  • An advanced university degree preferably in social sciences, social work, political science, law or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience working in emergency settings, on children's and women's rights, on violence prevention and response, in particular sexual violence and other forms of gender based violence; and/or on child protection.
  • Experience in and knowledge of UN and IASC policies and guidance related but not limited to PSEA, AAP, GBV and Centrality of Protection.
  • Knowledge of current PSEA developments and coordination of activities amongst different actors and agencies.
  • Strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) required.

    It would also be beneficial if you have:

  • Proven success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities on PSEA.
  • Experience developing complaint mechanisms as well as reporting and investigation
  • procedures.
  • Proven research skills and demonstrated expertise in analysis and development of technical papers, as well as programmatic guidance related to violence against children and women, in particular sexual violence, gender and child protection.
  • Experience working in acute emergency settings.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Programme Specialist - Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Jobs in Uganda

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