UNICEF PSEA Specialist - Coordinator - Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF PSEA Specialist - Coordinator - Jobs in Ethiopia


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  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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    How can you make a difference?

  • To fulfill this commitment, the PSEA Specialist will develop, implement, monitor and report UNICEF Ethiopia Office’s Action Plan on PSEA which focuses on enhancing UNICEF and partners’ capacity to prevent and respond to SEA in line with organizational processes and procedures; supporting the country office in managing and coordinating SEA concerns and allegations, supporting partners to implement internal complaints and investigation procedures; support the implementation of community based complaints mechanism (CBCM); representing UNICEF in PSEA coordination forums including the Ethiopia PSEA Network; together with C4D, and in liaison with the PSEA Network, develop awareness raising materials for UNICEF office and partners:

  • Participate in PSEA Network coordination meetings and documentation

    Participate in the PSEA Network coordination meetings and events in Addis Ababa, as well as working with the PSEA Network in taking forward actions including:

  • Development of information sharing and messaging strategies on SEA across the PSEA Network members;

  • Strengthening the setting up of Community Based Complaints Mechanism for an increased reporting of SEA;

  • Pursuing the development of outreach and sensitization on SEA in the communities; training PSEA Focal Points and staff from humanitarian organizations;

  • Responding to complaints that arise, and developing interagency responses to problems that become evident;

  • Supporting the UN wide knowledge management on PSEA policy and guidance.

    Support Appropriate Reporting and response SEA allegations

  • Support and advise the Country Representative on the reporting of SEA allegations through the internal Notification Alert;

  • Receive complaints and reports about alleged SEA (from staff, partners, community members and others);

    Once a complaint is received:

  • Ensure that all information pertaining to complaints is handled and referred strictly in line with agreed protocols: the internal UNICEF Notification Alert and inter-agency information sharing procedure agreed with the PSEA Task Force;

  • Ensure whistle-blowers and alleged victims are interviewed in line with the interviewing protocols

  • Immediately refer victims to appropriate service providers so that they receive the medical, psychosocial, legal and material support they may need;

  • In coordination with the Chief of Child Protection in Ethiopia Country Office, ensure that child survivors of SEA access assistance;
    In coordination with the Chief of Child Protection in Ethiopia Country Office, monitor the quality of assistance and follow up provided to survivors of SEA by UNICEF partners;

  • Work with the Child Protection team to define the modality for monitoring the assistance provided to child SEA survivors by service providers (other than UNICEF implementing partners).

    Capacity building and system strengthening

  • Supporting the UNICEF teams in field offices to institutionalize PSEA efforts within their programmes and operations, monitoring and facilities (e.g. HACT, Supply section, programme component teams, etc.) including support
    to operationalize reporting mechanisms and on adaptation of tools; and as needed:

  • Review the existing internal reporting mechanisms to support ECO in strengthening its PSEA risk mitigation and complaints handling mechanism in line with UNICEF and international best practice standards;

  • Ensure that the annual UNICEF Country Office PSEA workplan is operationalized at all levels and with all sectors, develop and disseminate IEC materials in all UNICEF-supported sites;

  • Provide technical review of Programme Documents and other programme and operational documentation to ensure inclusion and adherence to PSEA requirements in all such documents;

  • Support the roll out of partner trainings on PSEA and Child Safeguarding and support the development of internal capacity for further training within the partner organizations;

  • Support partners and UNICEF vendors to have PSEA policies and structures in place, aligned with international standards and UNICEF systems; consult and follow up with partners on codes of conduct and safeguarding policies (including beyond PSEA) and risk mitigation plans including technical review and support as required by partners;

  • Provide technical support concerning appropriate prevention and risk mitigation strategies to advance survivor-centered, child-friendly complaint mechanism;

  • In consultation with the Donor Relations Specialist and Unit, lead office fundraising for PSEA and systematic inclusion of PSEA resourcing within fundraising proposals;

  • Lead knowledge management for UNICEF Ethiopia on PSEA including developing and updating the sharepoint drive for office staff to access PSEA policy and guidance materials

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

  • A minimum of eight 8 of relevant professional experience in design, implementation and management of protection or GBV programming and PSEA actions, preferably with the UN and/or international NGO.

  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts. Familiarity with the latest developments in PSEA, inter-agency PSEA responses and humanitarian cluster systems. Excellent communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work independently under stressful conditions and with good coordination with all partners. Excellent facilitation, training, networking and advocacy skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF PSEA Specialist - Coordinator - Jobs in Ethiopia


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