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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 fulfill 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 chance in life!
The prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse has, for decades, been at the core of UNICEF’s mandate. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by employees, personnel and sub-contractors of UNICEF and implementing partners Following the endorsement of the United Nations Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners (hereinafter referred to the UN Protocol) in February 2018, UNICEF incorporated prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse standards in the General Terms and Conditions of partnership agreements with civil society organizations. In February 2020, UNICEF Procedure for Managing Risks of SEA in Implementing Partners was rolled out using a phased approach. This procedure established requirements for UNICEF offices implementing UNICEF’s programme interventions through partnerships with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to operationalize the screening of implementing partners (IP) and to apply appropriate risk mitigation measures to minimize the risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in CSO partnerships. As of 1 July 2021, DAPM issued a recommended timeline for partners assessed as moderate or high risk to increase their capacity to low risk within 6 months. As of June, 06th, 2022, only 42% of the CSO IP (including international) in UNICEF Cameroon Country Office have increased their capacity to low risk. Out of 38 IP assessed, 22 IPs (including 20 national IP) equivalent to 58% of the total assessed IPs are medium and high-risk level and need to have their plan of action either developed and/or fully implemented to reach low level of SEA risk. The root cause for this minimal percentage of CSO IPs being assessed low risk is the lack of resources at CO level to design and implement jointly with the CSOs an action plan to reduce their risk level. The objective of the consultancy is to support UNICEF CO in Cameroon to improve the capacities of their CSO IPs on PSEA and actions to be taken to reduce their PSEA level to low risk.
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Purpose of Assignment:
The consultant will support the development and/or implementation of capacity building interventions for UNICEF staff and CSO IPs (with a focus on CSO IPs with medium and high PSEA risks) with the view of providing them with the tools and knowledge to undertake PSEA risk assessment and action plans development and reduce PSEA risk level.
The specific tasks of the consultancy will include :
- Develop a work plan
- Develop training modules and train PSEA resources persons and focal points in IP PSEA risk assessment and action plans development
- Develop training modules and train 12 UNICEF staff as PSEA trainers
- Develop training modules and run a refresher course on PSEA for UNICEF Staff
- Assess SEA risk level of UNICEF national implementing partners according to UNICEF guidance
- Final report of the consultancy
The excepted results/ deliverables****:
- Workplan presented and validated by the Representative: By COB 17 August
- 22 UNICEF staff trained, and training modules shared with UNICEF in electronic version (French and English): 5 days in Yaounde in September 2022
- 12 UNICEF staff trained, and training modules shared with UNICEF in electronic version (French and English): 5 days in Yaounde in October 2022
- 90% of staff attended PSEA refresher and training modules shared with UNICEF in electronic version (French and English). All Teams sessions are recorded and saved as archives. The refresher sessions are evaluated by each trained staff: 5 days remotely through the contract period
- 22 IP with moderate to high SEA risk levels are assessed against their action plan and reach the low-risk level and their score is updated in e-tools: Through the contract period
- A final report with the situation of the SEA risk level of Ips is submitted in French: By 14 November
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
- An advanced university degree (Masters and above) in one of the following areas is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience in child protection, or prevention or protection against sexual exploitation and abuse, or gender-based violence is required, including very good knowledge of the technical area. Experience working in multi-cultural settings is an asset. Experience in capacity building and systems strengthening is an asset.
- Knowledge of the UNICEF PSEA implementing partners risk assessment toolkit and process (or interagency PSEA implementing partners risk assessment tool).
- Very good organizational skills required.
- Proficiency in English (fluent in verbal and written) and French (fluent in verbal and written) is required.
- UNICEF Core Values are Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity; and Commitment. UNICEF Core Competencies are Communication; Working with People; and Drive for Results. Applicants are required to have proficiency in all of these areas.
Administrative issues and conditions
1. Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
2. The Consultant will be required to complete UNICEF’s standard online courses related to Ethics, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Security, and …. related training prior to taking up the assignment and/or travel.
3. The Consultant will be required to sign a Health Statement prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that he/she has appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates are requested to complete an application including a profile to the respective advertisement online. Please indicate your ability and availability.
Applications submitted without a financial proposal will not be considered. Rates must include all expenses related to the assignment (e.g., consultancy fee, living allowance, travel if applicable), quoted in USD.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
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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.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).
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