UN Jobs – Programme Specialist (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

 

Job Title:    Programme Specialist
(Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general
assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet
their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to
translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.

 

Job Summary: The Programme Specialist (Protection from
Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) will provide technical assistance to roll out
PSEA global goods, support implementation and conduct strategic advocacy to
prevent SEA in high risk areas in Uganda. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Strengthen capacities to provide access to
safe and child sensitive reporting channels, including within community-based
complaint mechanisms; access to victims centered assistance; and to support
cases investigation, as relevant.

·       Contribute to the development, implementation
and dissemination of global and regional guidance and strategies of specific
relevance, including on Gender Based Violence in Emergencies, Violence against
Children and the Centrality of Protection.

·       Support development and implementation of
agency specific and inter-agency PSEA action plans and support implementation
of key actions.

·       Monitor the implementation of PSEA related
initiatives.

·       Support coordination across agencies to
monitor implementation of action plans.

·       Contribute to GBV risk mitigation in relation
to PSEA.

·       Contribute to the Roll-Out of the UN Protocol
on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing
Partners; and to training of staff and partners in that respect.

·       Support documentation of best PSEA practices
and lessons learnt for onwards dissemination across the Region.

·       Act as a liaison with HQ and maintain close
relationship with PSEA focal points in partner agencies.

·       Advise on any PSEA-related issues that
require immediate action and advocacy.

·       Keep management updated on PSEA developments
and make appropriate recommendations on enhancing prevention strategies.

·       Participate in and ensure active
representation in PSEA forums and coordination meetings, as relevant and lead
relevant PSEA meetings as necessary.

·       Contribute to resource mobilization activities,
draft reports, project proposals, ToRs, advocacy materials and other relevant
documents, as required.

·       Support other activities related to child
protection and integrated initiatives, as required by the supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Programme Specialist (Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse) job opportunity should hold an advanced university
degree preferably in social sciences, social work, political science, law or
other relevant fields

·       At least eight years of relevant experience
working in emergency settings, on children’s and women’s rights, on violence
prevention and response, in particular sexual violence and other forms of
gender based violence; and/or on child protection.

·       Experience in and knowledge of UN and IASC
policies and guidance related but not limited to PSEA, AAP, GBV and Centrality
of Protection.

·       Knowledge of current PSEA developments and
coordination of activities amongst different actors and agencies.

·       Strong communication, facilitation and
interpersonal skills.

·       UNICEF’s values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and
Accountability (CRITA); and core competencies in Nurtures, Leads and Manages
People (2), Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3), Works
Collaboratively with others (3), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3),
Innovates and Embraces Change (3), Thinks and Acts Strategically (3), Drives to
achieve impactful results (3), and Manages ambiguity and complexity (3).

·       Functional competencies: Analyzing (3), Deciding and Initiating action
(2), Applying technical expertise (3)

·       Fluency in English (verbal and written)
required.

 

Desired:

·       Proven success in developing and facilitating
training and capacity-building activities on PSEA.

·       Experience developing complaint mechanisms 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.

·       Experience working in acute emergency
settings.

 

 NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at
any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting,
processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with
information on applicants’ bank accounts.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

 

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Deadline: 28th
January 2021

 

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