UNICEF Consultancy - Support to UNICEF’s CSO partners Jobs in Malawi

UNICEF Consultancy - Support to UNICEF’s CSO partners Jobs in Malawi

  • 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!


  • All forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) are a violation of human rights and an abuse of a position of power over a vulnerable population that the United Nations and other humanitarian and development actors have pledged to protect. SEA can lead to serious, sometimes life-long, adverse consequences for the survivors, particularly for child survivors. UNICEF is fully committed to ensuring the vulnerable are protected from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

  • UNICEF’s approach to PSEA focuses on three primary programmatic outcome areas:

  • Safe and accessible reporting mechanisms,

  • Quality, survivor-centered support, and

  • Accountability for every child and adult survivor in all humanitarian responses. Delivering on these commitments involves ensuring UNICEF and its partners have adequate safeguards and take appropriate action to tackle SEA.

  • In February 2020, UNICEF released a Procedure for Managing Risks of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Implementing Partnerships (applicable to all offices) as well as a PSEA Toolkit for UNICEF implementing partners. A key element of the new PSEA procedure was the requirement to conduct PSEA Assessments for all CSO partners.

    How can you make a difference?

    The consultant is expected to complete the following tasks and submit deliverables in line with the work calendar below:

  • Provide technical support and advice to Implementing Partner (IPs) on their PSEA policies and procedures in line with the UN PSEA protocols policies and procedures

  • Desk review of selected PSEA assessments report of UNICEF Malawi implementing partners

  • Technical review of partners existing PSEA policies and procedures and identification of gaps

  • Discuss and engage with partner senior management and PSEA focal persons to understand needs and expectations

  • Provide recommendations, guidance, and support to address identified policy and capacity gaps

  • Provide advice and coaching to partner PSEA focal points to strengthen PSEA efforts within their respective offices

  • Based on identified gaps, document lessons learned and best practices on PSEA implementation with IPs, including relevant tools/checklists

  • Share findings/observations with UN PSEA Working Group

  • Design and delivery of PSEA Training of Trainers training

  • Review existing policies and training materials (to be provided by UNICEF)

  • Conduct a pre-training assessment

  • Adapt existing materials into a Training of Trainers kit (specific
    to Malawi context)

  • Deliver virtual PSEA Training of Trainers for UNICEF implementing partners (since the training will be virtual the content should be creative and be that which encourages participants engagement)

  • Conduct a post-training assessment

  • Review of existing PSEA reporting processes/structures

  • Review and map existing PSEA existing complaint and feedback mechanisms

  • Identify opportunities for strengthening reporting of SEA allegations

  • Provide recommendations on what UNICEF could do to strengthen SEA reporting procedures/mechanisms

  • The tasks will be implemented concurrently, and the consultant will be required to manage the three tasks in parallel.

    Reporting Requirements

  • The consultant will report to the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist. All work will be delivered remotely, via email and Microsoft Teams/Zoom. Regular update meetings between UNICEF and the consultant will be conducted to monitor activities' progress and identify and address any issues.

    The consultant will be expected to prepare the following reports/documentation:

  • Inception Report: outlining proposed methodology including anticipated risks and mitigation factors and work plan amongst others.

  • Final Report: a final report of all work completed, including:

  • summary of the support provided to implementing partners, including identification of key issues and recommendations for UNICEF to strengthen support to implementing partners
    mapping and recommendations of PSEA complaint and feedback mechanisms.

  • short summary of the training provided (incl. any major observations/suggestions for improvement).

  • Training Materials (incl. standard PowerPoint presentation, group work exercises, facilitators guide etc).

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

  • Advanced university degree in international development, human rights, social science, psychology, and other relevant degrees.

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience working on gender, PSEA, GBV, human rights, child protection, safeguarding, etc.

  • Experience in designing and delivering training.

  • Relevant experience in working with the UN agencies is an asset.

  • Experience working with CSOs in Malawi is an asset.

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.

  • Good understanding of rights-based approaches and gender equality.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking.

  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Consultancy - Support to UNICEF’s CSO partners Jobs in Malawi

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