Gender and PSEA Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the establishment of a PSEA In-Country Network on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
  • Lead and support the drafting of a country – level action plan on PSEA which will notably include:

  • Measures to engage with the communities including awareness raising activities and the establishment of community-based complaint mechanisms;

  • 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 Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) where applicable;
  • Response Mechanism 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 UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in PSEA forums and coordination meetings, as relevant.


Required degree level:

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Master’s degree in social sciences, social work, political science, law or other relevant fields

Required experience:

36 Months

Experience remark:

  • 3 years relevant experience working in emergency settings on children’s and women’s rights and violence prevention and response, sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence; and on child protection;
  • Experience in and knowledge of the United Nations and Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) policies and guidance related but not limited to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Centrality of Protection;
  • Knowledge of current PSEA developments and activities at United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) level and its partners;
  • Proven success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities on PSEA;
  • Experience developing compliant mechanism 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;
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) required.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

Other development programme/project experience

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Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea, therefore only Korean nationals are eligible to apply.

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Application deadline: 22 November 2020

Selection process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment.

COVID-19: In case of travel restrictions, assignments may start remotely or start dates may be postponed.

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