Consultant – Victim- and Survivor-Centered Approach

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Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise on the conceptualization and roll-out of a Victim- and Survivor-Centered Approach (VSCA) across the WHO safeguarding from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) cycle (safeguarding cycle).


The PRS Department reports to the Director-General and is responsible for creating the institutional framework and capacity for the prevention, response, and accountability in the area of sexual misconduct which includes sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment). It works in close coordination and collaboration with all leadership, accountability, enabling and programme functions across the three levels of the Organization to safeguard all of WHO’s work from SEAH.


  • Contribute to the fine-tuning and operationalization of a Victim- and Survivor-Centered Approach (VSCA) across WHO policies and operations.
  • Work with the PRS team and Accountability Functions on the integration of the VSCA in relevant policies, procedures, and actions.
  • Advise Regional PRS Coordinators on actions and processes to institutionalize a solid VSCA in Regions.
  • Develop training materials and -upon request- conduct training sessions on VSCA and its operationalization in field-level operations.
  • Provide virtual helpdesk guidance to Heads of WHO Country Offices (HWCOs) and PRSEAH focal points, and act as a resource person for VCSA in weekly PRSEAH clinics in HQ.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

Educational Qualifications:


  • Advanced university degree in public health, global health, gender studies, or another related field.



  • Over 5 years of relevant experience in research, technical advice, teaching, and hands-on implementation related to VSCA, policy and behavior change.


  • Experience in policy/guidance development and implementation of measures to prevent and respond to gender-based-violence.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • IT savvy.
  • Ability to coordinate the writing of official documents with various stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Capacity to produce at short notice and against a tight deadline.
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams.

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Knowledge of other UN languages.


On site: HQ, Geneva, Switzerland.


The consultant is expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level B-USD 7,000 - 9,980 per month.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

CHF 100/day.

Expected duration of contract:

11 months.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
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