Consultancy for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Network, Home Based, Brazill

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Application deadline 5 months ago: Sunday 28 Aug 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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Result of Service The hired person will be responsible for supporting the PSEA Network in the implementation process of the 2022 PSEA Action Plan, in particular regarding the development of the Communication and Advocacy Strategy and the review of the standard operating procedure of the inter-agency community-based complaints mechanism, and in the development process of the 2023-2024 PSEA Network Action Plan.

Work Location Home-based

Expected duration The consultancy has an expected duration of four (4) months.

Duties and Responsibilities Background:

Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of those the UN serves is a serious breach of accountability and erodes the confidence and trust in those UN and affiliated personnel provide assistance. Established in 2020, the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Network of the United Nations Country Team focus on fostering a culture of greater accountability and protection from SEA at all levels within the UN and affiliated organizations in Brazil by maximizing interagency cooperation and synergies to proactively and systematically address long-term solutions to SEA and with a view to increasing transparency and cost effectiveness in doing so. The Resident Coordinators Office seeks to contract a dedicated interagency PSEA Consultant in 2022 to technically support the collective PSEA response of the UN Agencies and implementing partners in the joint Network. Under the overall supervision of the Resident Coordinator in Brazil, the PSEA Consultant is responsible for techinically supporting the collective PSEA activities of the United Nations PSEA Interagency Network in Brazil.

Institutional Arrangements:

The consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) and will report to the Peace and Development Advisor and the RCO Team Leader and Strategic Planning Officer. The consultant will also work in close collaboration with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the PSEA Network co-chairs.


Values - Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. - Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. - Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies - Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. - Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. - Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. - Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. - Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Qualifications/special skills Qualifications

Education: - Master's degree in international development, Gender, Human Rights, Public Administration or Social Sciences – or related field.

Experience: - Minimum 3 year's experience, including field experience in humanitarian or development settings. - Understanding of the international development and humanitarian architecture - Familiarity with the UN system and global coordination structures (e.g. IASC) - Proven ability to implement an Action Plan - Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality measures is an advantage - Background Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas: - Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) - Protection - Human rights - Gender-based violence/Victim assistance

Language: Fluency in Portuguese is required. Good command in oral and written English is required.

Additional Information The consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks: (i) Technical assistance: - Support PSEA Network coordination group in leading inter-agency PSEA Network for technical coordination on PSEA. - Support the UNCT and PSEA Network in implementing the annual Brazil PSEA Network Action Plan. - Support the Network to carry out a joint PSEA capacity assessment to inform senior leadership on strategic decision-making. - Support organizations to follow good practices in PSEA implementation toward collective achievements. - Support the PSEA Network to develop the 2023-2024 action plan for the network. (ii) Community Engagement: - Support the Network to develop and implement a collective communication strategy to raise awareness on key PSEA messages, including the rights of affected populations, the fact that assistance and services are never conditioned on sexual favors, and how to submit sensitive complaints. - Liaise with the UN Communication Working Group to ensure clear and consistent messages on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) are accessible and context-specific and developed and disseminated regularly in all delivery sites. (iii) Interagency Complaints Mechanism: - Support the PSEA Network to map existing complaint and feedback mechanisms (CFMs) to identify where there are gaps in community access for reporting sensitive complaints and support Network members to strengthen existing and/or establish new entry points to fill the gaps in reporting access so that there are safe, accessible, and contextually appropriate channels for any member of the community to report complaints of SEA. - The PSEA Consultant supports the PSEA Network members to establish and maintain an inter-agency community-based complaints mechanism (CBCM) by linking the CFMs of Network members through agreed referral pathways. - Keep anonymized records of allegations received directly by Network members and other actors in-country in order to capture SEA trends and support stakeholders to adjust programs.

The consultant will deliver the following products: 1. Product 1: Report on the PSEA prevention and response capacity of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes based on the PSEA Network monitoring tool a. Expected delivery date - 31 October 2022 b. Payment percentage: 35% 2. Product 2: 2023-2024 PSEA Network Action Plan a. Expected delivery date - 20 December 2022 b. Payment percentage: 65%


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