Gender Programme Specialist (PSEA/GBiE) in Emergency , NOC , Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso
UN Children’s Fund
02 Dec 2019
UN Children’s Fund
02 Dec 2019
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For every child,
UNICEF promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the Organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. In this regards, the Secretary General in its 2018 Report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) launched a Strategy that strengthens the United Nations’ commitment to assist victims of SEA and to take effective actions to prevent and end impunity for SEA by UN staff and related personnel. UNICEF has adopted concrete measures throughout the organization to meet its commitments and responsibilities regarding SEA, including through the assignation of dedicated personnel to build internal capacity to prevent and respond adequately to SEA in high risk areas.
As a lead agency in addressing SEA and GBViE, UNICEF has expanded its on-the-ground programming in recent years and made prevention of and response to SEA and GBViE one its targeted priorities in its Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2018-2021. The GAP is integrally linked to UNICEF’s Strategic Plan (SP) and provides a clear programmatic focus on the gender-equitable results that UNICEF aims to achieve across all areas of its SP. UNICEF is also a leading agency in the development of programming and tools related to SEA and GBViE, including supporting the development of the Call to Action Roadmap, the implementation of multi-country GBViE evaluations, the implementation of the revised IASC GBV Guidelines (2015), the revision of the GBV Coordination Handbook (2016) and the development of the UNICEF GBViE Programme Resource Pack.
How can you make a difference?
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief of Child Protection Program, the PSEA-GBViE Specialist will support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s SEA-GBV-related emergency preparedness and response in Burkina Faso, ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with the UNICEF Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and national and international humanitarian standards. He/she will be in charge to implement in particular the CO PSEA plan of action.
Summary of key tasks of the PSEA/GBViE specialist:
Technical support and internal awareness
PSEA-GBViE programming and technical support
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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.
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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.