WFP International Consultant - PSEA Coordinator - Expression of Interest South Africa

WFP International Consultant - PSEA Coordinator - Expression of Interest South Africa

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14th March near Beira City in Mozambique, bringing with its strong winds and torrential rains to Sofala, Zambezia, Tete and Manica provinces.

This was the first time in recorded history that two strong tropical cyclones made landfall in Mozambique in the same season. As a result of both cyclones 277,731 houses were partially or fully destroyed and nearly 100,000 people were forced to shelter in sub-standard accommodation sites in the affected provinces.

In the northern province of Cabo Delgado, the Government of Mozambique estimates that 255,000 people were affected and were need of humanitarian assistance following the Cyclone Kenneth.

Furthermore, 3,000 people were displaced and sheltering in an estimated 12 accommodation centers in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces since May 6, 2019.

Nearly 45,000 houses, were damaged or destroyed, and roads damaged led to the isolation of communities.

Key Account-abilities

  • Support PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming, through participation in the Inter-Cluster-Coordination Group (ICCG);
  • Follow up SEA cases reported through inter-agency Complaints & Feedback mechanisms, provincial PSEA coordinator in operations sites, soliciting participation from a broad range of humanitarian assistance agencies, including NGOs, and developing common protocols for complaint handling and referring SEA allegations for follow up and investigation, working with beneficiaries to ensure relevance to the local community (especially setting up entry points);
  • Work closely with the GBV sub-cluster, Child
  • Protection sub-cluster Humanitarian member agencies and implementing partners to ensure coordinated referral mechanisms for victim services and implementation of General Assembly strategy on victim assistance;
  • Develop and facilitate PSEA training modules for humanitarian staff, including UN, NGOs (national and international), International Organizations (IOs), implementing partners, CBOs, government entities, and, as appropriate, community members on appropriate conduct for aid workers, international standards on PSEA, roles and responsibilities, and how to submit and receive complaints;
  • Support and maintain the national nomination of PSEA focal points from humanitarian assistance agencies and implementing partners by organizing monthly meetings, acting as Secretariat to the PSEA network, enhancing communication and information sharing among FPs in the network and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms;
  • Ensure that the identities of PSEA focal points and their contact details are disseminated to the humanitarian community, key stakeholders in their areas of operations, and to beneficiaries/affected populations;
  • Advocate to the HCT for the incorporation of PSEA responsibilities into focal points’ TORs and performance evaluations as an incentive for them to adequately perform their roles;
  • Ensure implementing partners’ of UN Agencies and I/NGOs’ Code of Conduct clearly prohibits SEA and obligates them to report such acts.
  • Where SEA is not in partners’ Codes of Conduct, s/he should advocate with humanitarian assistance agencies to include PSEA clauses in their partnership agreements, and enforce these clauses when breached;
  • Provide awareness-raising sessions and training on PSEA for the humanitarian community including staff of humanitarian agencies and its implementing partners, victim assistance providers and relevant Cluster leads, on a regular basis;
  • Make appropriate recommendations to the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator RC/HC, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the Inter-Cluster-Coordination Group (ICCG) on enhancing SEA prevention strategies, including collecting and analysing actual/potential vulnerability risk factors for SEA and elaborating measures to address them;
  • Ensure that procedures to guard against hiring persons who have a record of SEA offences are put in place and applied in the area of operations;
  • Work with human resources personnel of all agencies/organizations to include PSEA content in staff inductions, contracts, and sub-contracting and advocate for enforcement of PSEA contract clauses.
  • Ensure the
    development and use of interagency procedures for PSEA cooperation and reporting SEA incidents and promote understanding among humanitarian agency and implementing partner/ contractor staff of their internal PSEA policies and reporting procedures;
  • Following the Best Practice Guide on inter-agency PSEA & CFM, support humanitarian agencies and implementing partners/contractors in setting up systems for receiving, handling, and referring SEA allegations committed by humanitarian staff, implementing partners, and personnel of other entities (such as sub-contractors), including when the institutional affiliation of the alleged perpetrator(s) is unknown or uncertain.
  • A complaint mechanism has been established under CFM managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) and is able to receive complaints against staff from all organizations and be able to process complaints on a wide variety of issues, rather than only SEA, so as to promote use and avoid stigmatization;
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure safety and confidentiality of complaints/allegations received by the designated Focal Points and through other entry points;
  • Where required, support implementing partners to ensure SEA investigation procedures and capacity are in place;
  • Refer complaints/allegations to the entity within an Organization tasked with investigating staff misconduct for immediate action;
  • Immediately refer complainants, or survivors if different from the complainant, to the victim/survivor assistance mechanism established by SOPs on prevention and response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and in close cooperation with the GBV Sub-Cluster and Child
  • Protection Sub Cluster where appropriate, in order to access appropriate services i.e. medical, psychosocial, legal and material support;
  • Establish a victim assistance mechanism is in place, and if yet in place, the Focal Points should seek to facilitate access to such support outside the area of operation.
  • Engagement with and support of affected populations
  • Support Provincial PSEA Coordinators and Task Force members in developing a creative communication strategy together with Implementing Partners to facilitate awareness-raising in communities on their rights, the fact that humanitarian assistance is never conditioned on sexual favors, and how to submit complaints.
  • Important: ensure context based and cultural sensitive visibility PSEA materials developed by the network in Mozambique are widely disseminated and translated in local languages where needed;
  • Lead Provincial PSEA Coordinators to carry out community consultations to identify culturally and contextually appropriate entry points for submitting complaints, including SEA allegations;
  • Incorporate community feedback into programme adjustment to ensure that the mechanism remains appropriate to community needs.

    Desired Experiences
  • Has developed, or supported in the development of, multi-discipline work plans to support the achievement of WFP strategic aims within a defined area.
  • Has gained experience in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.
  • Has field experience via field rotations or working in a sub-office, and through field postings.
  • Gained experience of analysing political situations, assessing risk accurately and supporting managers and leaders in decision making that is sensitive to this.
  • Gained broader exposure across areas within a function (i.e. policy, programme etc.)
  • Has gained experience managing mid-size financial budgets, balancing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Has experience leading a mid-size to large team to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.
  • Participated in a vendor/government/ partner negotiation in support of broad function or Country Office requirements.
  • Participated in a moderately complex emergency operation/ development programme.
  • Has experience with security co-ordination and compound management within a mid-size area.

    Standard Minimum Academic Qualifications:
  • Education: Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or University degree in the above fields with 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.
  • Fluency (level C) in Portuguese, WFP’s working language, will be an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; WFP International Consultant - PSEA Coordinator - Expression of Interest South Africa

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