National/International Consultancy: Technical assistance on development and implementation of PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards of practice in State of Palestine

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UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a voice

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through to adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine.

In continuation to these efforts, UNICEF seeks the services of a consultant to support UNICEF and PNGO partners to address the recommendation of the assessment, to meet global agreements on PSEA policies and to effectively support partners to actively engage in the PSEA Country network.

How can you make a difference?

Provide technical assistance to UNICEF/PNGO implementing partners to meet global PSEA standards of practice in the State of Palestine (SoP) with development of individual partner action plans, development of capacity assessment plan, and follow up support including on-line training sessions for four main PSEA standards of practice to address PSEA gaps.

As an advocate for children, you will have the following duties/tasks:

  1. Produce one action plan per each of the partners that have conducted the needs assessment

In reaction to the assessment conducted by UNICEF and PNGO, the incumbent in coordination with the partner(s) will tailor a two/ three-page action plan per partner addressing the gaps and proposing actions to amend them. Priority will be given to partner most in-need. It is estimated that 42 organizations will require support.

  1. Produce aggregate capacity assessment plan including the inputs of each of the action plans

Assembling the action plans tailored according to each partner need, and in continuation to the institutional assessment conducted by UNICEF/ PNGO the incumbent will aggregate data and formulate a comprehensive capacity building report.

  1. Follow-up on partners action plans: Timelines

The incumbent is expected to coordinate with partners the implementation of the actions reflected in the plan and develop a joint timeline for full achievement of all tasks.

  1. Organize plenary sessions to deliver three (3) on-line sessions per topic as identified in the need assessment: 1) Code of conduct and internal PSEA policies; 2) PSEA clause in contractual procedures; 3) Adherence to the PSEA network: roles and responsibilities of heads of organizations and focal points; 4) Referencing and Investigations interagency protocols, 5) Assistance to survivors protocol

The incumbent will organize and conduct online plenary sessions for staff and boards of trustees of partner agencies involved in the assessment with the purpose of addressing their knowledge gaps. Materials for the online sessions will be prepared by the consultant based on materials provided by UNICEF. These technical-driven conversations aim to enhance comprehension of PSEA, the role of the PSEA network and meeting global commitments of PSEA. At the finalization of the online sessions the incumbent will develop a three/four pages feedback report, which highlights the summary of the online presentations, discussions and proposed way forward.


The developed partner action plans and follow up to address the identified gaps should be aligned to the findings sourced from the capacity needs assessment.

Materials for the online session will be prepared in line with content provided by the PSEA network and IASC

Online session will be delivered in Arabic and/or English.

Three pages feedback report will be prepared in English.

A Technical Working Group comprised of UN Women and UNICEF will oversee the consultancy working on close cooperation with HCT members of the PSEA network.

The incumbent duties and timeframe are outlined below and are to be undertaken in line with UNICEF rules and regulations.

The consultant will organize his/her time accordingly

The contractor is expected to work remotely in light of COVID-19 movement restrictions.

Deliverables and deadline(s) for submission:


Number of Days


Forty-two (42) partner implementation action plans to meet PSEA standards of practice;



One (1) capacity assessment report to identify gaps to meet standards, and recommended actions;



Action Plans timelines



Online session materials and 15 online sessions addressing main topics of the PSEA program;



Online sessions feedback report



42 days

Recourse: UNICEF reserves the right to terminate the contract and/or withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines, if the rules and the regulations regarding confidentiality, ethics and procedures of UNICEF are not followed.

The consultant must respect the confidentiality of the information handled during the assignment. Documents and information provided must be used only for the tasks related to these terms of reference. The deliverables will remain the copyright of UNICEF.

Estimated duration of contract and Tentative Dates

Duration: 42 working days over a period of 3 months

Dates: November 2020 - February 2021

Cost and Terms of Payment

The consultancy will be paid for 42 working days within the period of November 2020 - February 2021.

Candidates should submit a financial proposal for the assignment, outlining all-inclusive fees (including professional fees, other professional expenses, insurance etc.

The agreed fee for 42 days will be paid to the consultant in three installments on receipt of the agreed deliverables as below:

20% payment upon completion of deliverable 1

50% payment upon completion of deliverable 2,3

30% payment upon completion of deliverable 4,5

Duty Station: home based, no travel

Official Travel Involved: None.

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have:

The consultant will work with and be supervised by UNICEF, which will provide the consultant with any needed support, materials, and guidance. They will be responsible to determine and agree on whether the consultants proposed methodology is addressing the desired outcomes, thus, they will give a go-ahead or propose some changes to ensure that the desired results are achieved. They will also be responsible for quality control of process, documentation and reporting.

  • Expected Profile for the Consultant:

The work envisaged to take place will require an expert with experience and knowledge in the area of SGBV, violence or protection.

  • Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in social sciences, gender or another related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the area of justice for SGBV and Violence ideally with a focus in humanitarian and developing country context settings. Experience in social research including in data generation and analysis.
  • Language: Excellent English and Arabic language skills.

For more information on the specific technical expertise needed kindly visit the below ToR.

PSEA Technical Assistance Partner PSEA TOR.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability.

Core competencies:

Communication, Working with people and Drive for result.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts

View our competency framework at

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization


Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered as staff members under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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