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Through increasing capacity to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), this role will support the implementation of the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct: WHO’s Three Year Strategy across the WHO Jordan Country Office. The position provides support to the overall work on the prevention and response to sexual misconduct to the WHO EMRO Jordan Country Office. This role works in close coordination and collaboration with all leadership, accountability, enabling and program functions across the Country Office; and has strong links with the Regional PRS Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Head of Country Office (HWCO) who has accountability for PRS, this role also acts as part of the Global and Regional network of PRS experts and officials working for WHO.


Under the direct supervision of WHO Head of Office, the Incumbent has the following responsibilities:

A. Support to HWCO for PRS

· Support the Head of Country Offices (HWCO) and programme and emergency leaders on matters and activities related to PRS, keeping them updated on PRS requirements and sourcing support from the regional or global levels as needed.

· Coordinate with the Regional Office to implement the Regional Plan on PRS, within the border framework of WHO’s PRS work and PRS Accountability Framework.

· Act as the focal point for assessment of Sexual Misconduct (SM) risk in the country, and work with relevant colleagues to complete the Sexual Misconduct Risk Assessment, update it and develop and monitor risk mitigation plans.

· Support programme and response leaders implement the 10 core in-county PRS activities

· Support the HWCO or their delegate to complete the SEAH compliance list

· Ensure all personnel, staff and non-staff, standing and surge capacity, are screened including the UN Clear Check database

· Report regularly to the WR and provide written reports to the Regional Coordinator on progress, risks, challenges and trends

· Conduct PSEA capacity assessments of Implementing partners, monitor and review.

· Coordinate timely initiation of administrative actions for procurement of goods and services including DFCs, LoA, AW Consultant as we as and national training activities; maintain a systematic tracking and follow-up system ensuring that the Given PRS are included in the tendering, contractual and implementation of services.

· Make sure that all prepared Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bids (ITBs) or Request for Proposals (RFPs) documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals are in compliance with PRS global policy and regulations, and review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office in compliance with the before mentioned policy.

B. Coordination with the UNCT/HCT

· Act as the working-level officer in-country for SEAH in the UNCT/HCT and ensuring communication and coordination between them and WHO

· Ensure WHO fulfils the interagency requirements for PSEAH and contribute to joint work such as community engagement, community-based complaints mechanisms, support for joint missions, etc, and bring to the attention of the HWCO any gaps, risks, trends.

C. Provide technical guidance and support to address SM:

· Provide technical guidance concerning appropriate prevention, risk mitigation and response strategies and to advance a victim/survivor centered approach

· Work with programme and administrative colleagues in WHO, and in collaboration with the UNCT/HCT to update victim and survivor services in-country and highlight gaps

· Be available to guide or support SM complaints, concerns and allegations from victims and survivors, bystanders or witnesses in a safe and confidential manner to be shared only with WHO’s investigation services, and ensure all victims and survivors are referred to the services they need

· Provide victim and survivor support when requested to do so by a mandated official (IOS, PRS global or regional, or Staff Health & well-being).

D. Provide awareness raising and training support:

· Facilitate briefing and training on PRS for the WHO workforce and implementing partners.

· Facilitate information sharing and disseminate communication material and ensure partners and communities are aware of SEA and how to report.

E. Learning and development

· Collaborate with the regional and global PRS team to support documentation, progress monitoring, after-action reviews, case studies and other learning activities.



Essential: A university degree in social sciences, gender, law, human rights, international development, international relations. public health or other development-related fields.

Desirable: Specialized training in PSEA, gender, human rights, gender, or gender-based violence.


Essential: At least 2 years’ work experience in prevention and response to sexual misconduct or related field.

Work experience with children and/or adults who have witnessed or experienced sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment.


· Work experience in WHO or another international organization.

· Experience in the delivery of programs in complex humanitarian or development contexts.

· Experience in the provision of safeguarding strategic guidance and technical advice in a complex, large organization.

· Experience in IP assessments and capacity strengthening implementation plans.

· Experience managing health interventions in complex humanitarian or development contexts.

· Experience conducting awareness raising and training on sensitive issues such as sexual exploitation and abuse, and/or gender-based violence.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

· Integrity, objectivity, and professional competence.

· Strong communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.

· Effective time-management skills.

· Strong capacity to embrace cultural diversity and sensitivity to gender issues.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure constant data protection.

· Ability to work in a stressful environment.

· Ability to maintain focus in crisis situations.

· Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal working relations (collaboration, tact, patience).

· Ability to facilitate multidisciplinary and multinational staff.

WHO Competencies

1) Teamwork

2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

3) Communication

4) Promoting innovation and organizational learning

5) Producing results


Essential: Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English and Arabic.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

· Very Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.

· Knowledge of ERP/Oracle applications is an asset.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at JOD 37,761 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

- Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:

1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated.

2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections.

3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

- Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

- A written test may be used as a form of screening.

- In the event that your candidature is retained for an 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.

- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

- Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

- For information on WHO's operations please visit:

- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

- 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.

- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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