Job no: 539832
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment
Categories: Gender Equality
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L’UNICEF travaille dans certains des endroits les plus difficiles du monde, pour atteindre les enfants les plus défavorisés de la planète. Pour sauver leur vie. Pour défendre leurs droits. Pour les aider à réaliser leur potentiel.
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, Protection…
UNICEF Mali is working in regions that lack basic social services and have been affected by political instability. We are also supporting the government in improving child survival, development, and protection. Our work focuses on strengthening community resilience, building capacity, and advocating equitable policy. We are working with partners to improve health, nutrition, WASH access, and education. We are part of an innovative multi-sectoral program to tackle stunting, and are investing in sustainable schooling.
Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Representative, the Child Protection Specialist (PSEA) and with the technical guidance of the Chief Child Protection, the incumbent is expected to work in close collaboration with UNFPA, UNWOMEN, MINUSMA, GBV Sub-Cluster, all Clusters and other relevant stakeholders.
This TA position aims to support the implementation of the PSEA measures and the development and implementation of UNICEF GBViE response and prevention strategy in line with the Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action.
Internal capacity building and technical support on PSEA
- Provide technical support and monitoring for the timely implementation of the Mali CO PSEA Action Plan.
- Develop a (time bound budgeted) PSEA Training Plan, to train staff from UNICEF (Government and civil society) implementing partners, (and UNICEF staff, consultants, volunteers as needed), on SEA prevention and response.
- Deliver training on PSEA in accordance with the above Training Plan.
- Build the capacity of selected UNICEF staff who could replicate PSEA training with partners.
- Together with C4D, develop awareness materials for UNICEF office and partners
Inter-agency response to SEA
- Work closely with the PSEA Country Task Force in taking forward the following actions: development of a Community Based Reporting Mechanism on SEA; development of coordinated outreach and sensitization on SEA in the communities; training of PSEA Focal Points and staff from humanitarian organizations.
- Ensure that child victims of SEA access adequate assistance and support.
- Monitor the quality of assistance and follow up provided to child victims of SEA by UNICEF partners.
- Carry out and promote activities on PSEA in targeted communities
- Identify opportunities across UNICEF programmes for community sensitization, risk assessment and capacity building on PSEA.
- Support and advise the Head of Office on the reporting of SEA allegations through the internal Notification Alert.
- Receive complaints and reports about alleged SEA (from staff, partners, community members, other).
- Once a complaint is received: Ensure that all information pertaining to complaints is handled and referred strictly in line with agreed protocols: the internal UNICEF Notification Alert and inter-agency information sharing procedure agreed with the PSEA Country Task Force; Immediately refer victims to appropriate service providers so that they receive the medical, psychosocial, legal and material support they may need.
- Keep and updated record of SEA cases and of the status of child victims’ assistance.
- Create and update a share drive for office staff to access PSEA policy and guidance materials.
Regional communication flow
- Maintain regular contact with WCARO PSEA focal point on regional and global developments, and to provide updates, as required, on the implementation of PSEA measures in-country.
- In close collaboration with UNFPA monitor the implementation of the Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, including addressing GBV in humanitarian settings through a wide range of services and incorporating violence prevention in humanitarian response
- Provide technical support to partners (government and civil society) strengthen services, information and referral systems for survivors and helps develop the capacity of partners across the humanitarian system to address gender-based violence in emergencies.
- Provide technical support in developing partnership agreements (PCAs) with different partners for service delivery to survivors and monitor its implementation
- Work closely with the Protection, Education and Health clusters, and the Child Protection and GBV sub-clusters, to coordinate the gathering, analysis and safe, confidential and ethical storage, sharing, and use of GBV related information by NGO and other partners
- Conduct trainings and capacity building of UNICEF and partners on GBViE (including the GBV Guidelines)
- Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, including strong documentation, of the process and results of UNICEF’s GBViE
- In Collaboration with the Child Protection Specialist in Emergency contribute to the different humanitarian and rights violations reports
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have…
- Education: Advanced university degree in human rights, international law, social sciences, social work, public health or another relevant field
- * First university degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be considered
- Experience: Five years of professional work experience at national and international levels in emergencies with a strong focus on GBV and PSEA. Advanced technical knowledge of GBViE. Strong training skills, coordination, policy/advocacy, and communication skills (both written and oral). Information Management, Knowledge Management and M&E skills an asset
- Language: Fluency in French and English required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
- Leading and Supervising [ I ]
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
- Analyzing [ III ]
- Relating and Networking [ III ]
- Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
- Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that is a non-family duty station.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service