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Area Programme Manager: Protection from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

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Area Programme Manager: Protection from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Deadline for application: 
05 Feb 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
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Under the direct supervision of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia, and working in close collaboration with UNHCR - Protection Working Group Lead, the incumbent will advise and assist the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to implement the Secretary General's “Bulletin on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse” (ST/SGB/2003/13) with focus on ensuring that protection from SEA is integrated into all services and programmes, including in humanitarian responses as well as the broader long-term development context.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the establishment of a PSEA In Country Network on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
  • Lead and support the drafting a country-level action plan on PSEA which will notably include 1) measures to engage with the communities including through awareness raising activities and the establishment of community-based complaint mechanisms; 2) prevention activities to raise awareness of staff and related personnel of agencies/organizations participating in the UNCT and IASC Country Team and their partners, and the development of codes of conduct addressing SEA where applicable; 3) response mechanisms to ensure that agencies/organizations have investigation and reporting procedures in place, and implement the Uniform Protocol on the provision of assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Support GBV risk mitigation efforts and contribute to the development, implementation and dissemination of global and regional guidance and strategies of specific relevance, including on Gender Based Violence, Violence against Children, the Centrality of Protection, and Accountability to Affected Populations.
  • Contribute to UNCT and partners PSEA focal points training, including on the UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partner; and on GBV risk mitigation.
  • Support documentation of best PSEA practices and lessons learnt in Zambia, for onwards dissemination.
  • Act as a liaison within the In-Country Network and maintain close relationship with PSEA focal points and relevant government partners.
  • Advise on any PSEA-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy.
  • Keep the In-Country Network updated on PSEA developments and make appropriate recommendations on enhancing prevention strategies.
  • Participate in and actively represent the UNRC in PSEA forums and coordination meetings, as relevant.

Qualifications include:

  • An advanced university degree 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, violence prevention and response, sexual violence and other forms of gender based violence, and 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 activities at UNCT and HCT level and its partners;
  • 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;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working in acute emergency settings; and
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).

For more information or to apply, visit: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/519334

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