National PSEA Officer – UNDP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Development Programme
AgencyResident Coordinator Office
TitleNational PSEA Officer
Job ID34153
Practice Area – Job FamilyManagement
Posted Date11/12/2020
Vacancy End Date23/12/2020 (Midnight New York, USA)
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
Education & Work ExperienceG-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
LanguagesRequired: English, Arabic
Vacancy TypeService Contract (SC)
Posting TypeExternal
BureauArab States
Contract DurationOne Year


RCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

RCO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

To implement the Joint Framework for Action, the Sudan PSEA Network has recruited a PSEA Coordinator for sustained PSEA support. The PSEA Network now seeks to recruit a National PSEA Officer. Under the overall supervision of the Gender Advisor to the UN RCHC, the National PSEA Officer will report directly to the PSEA Coordinator. The National Officer position will be based in Khartoum, Sudan (with travels to the regions as required).

The National PSEA Officer will work alongside the PSEA Coordinator in providing technical support to the PSEA Network and task teams to review and implement the JFA, and advance efforts to effectively integrate PSEA within humanitarian and development efforts at all levels from the UN/HCT leadership, across the sectors and with affected populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Implementation of the Sudan PSEA programme as articulated in the PSEA Network Joint Framework of Action
  • PSEA Network Coordination Support and engagement with key stakeholders
  • Oversee all aspects of community engagement on PSEA

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Implementation of the Sudan PSEA programme as articulated in the PSEA Network Joint Framework of Action:

  • Design, customize/adapt and deliver various training modules on PSEA for different audiences including UN and I/NGO staff, affected populations and PSEA network members.
  • Undertake capacity development activities for PSEA network member organizations through training, coaching and mentoring of personnel working in all relevant units with a focus on key
  • PSEA thematic areas (Interagency CBCMs, Survivor Support, Advocacy and Communications, Investigations, etc)
  • Work with relevant actors to conduct PSEA risk assessments amongst served communities, provide context specific risk analysis and put in place culturally appropriate mitigation measures to address identified PSEA risks;
  • Develop joint awareness raising and sensitization campaigns in local languages, using various channels and formats and reaching all affected communities;
  • Facilitate and support of the agency self/capacity assessments to meet PSEA standards.
  • Timely activity/progress reporting (against the JFA Monitoring Framework)

2.PSEA Network Coordination Support and engagement with key stakeholders

  • Facilitate shared learning amongst PSEA network member organizations on better recruitment, screening, induction, investigation and survivor assistance procedures
  • Contribute to the establishment and effective management/implementation of Interagency Community Based Complaints Mechanisms (IA-CBCMs) with SOPS
  • Provide secretariat for the task teams set up under the PSEA Network, including information management
  • Document best practices for PSEA programming as flagged by various PSEA Network members
  • Work with UN/HCT leadership to advocate for, assess and recommend key actions to strengthen internal reporting structures, mechanisms and procedures;
  • Collaboration with the GBV/CP Subsectors to regularly review, update and disseminate survivor support protocols for victims of SEA and referral pathways.

3.Oversee all aspects of community engagement on PSEA

  • As part of broader community engagement activities, support the PSEA Network to learn of community perspectives on behavior of aid workers, and preferences in dispute resolution, discussing sexual matters, and receiving and sharing sensitive information to inform the Network’s outreach and activities
  • Develop a collective communication strategy to raise awareness on key PSEA messages, including the rights of affected populations, the fact that assistance and services are never conditioned on sexual favors, and how to submit sensitive complaints
  • Ensure that the implementation of the PSEA Network Work Plan is informed by community participation, contextually and culturally appropriate, and based on the community’s needs
  • Support the PSEA and AAP Networks to map existing complaint and feedback mechanisms (CFMs) to identify where there are gaps in community access for reporting sensitive complaints
  • Based on CFM mapping and community preferences, support Network members to strengthen existing and/or establish new entry points to fill the gaps in reporting access so that there are safe, accessible, and contextually appropriate channels for any member of the community to report complaints of SEA


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recover.
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change.
  • Strong IT skills.

Management and Leadership

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university education in social sciences, law, human rights/humanitarian law, humanitarian action, development, gender, international relations, or related fields. 
  • First level university degree in the above fields combined 2 years of experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.


  • 2 years (with advanced degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressive relevant work experience in humanitarian or development programme management, with specific experience in Protection/GBV/CP, Gender, PSEA programming, Staff misconduct and discipline, Gender Mainstreaming and/or Humanitarian affairs, preferably with the UN;
  • Previous experience working on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, familiarity with the latest developments in PSEA and inter-agency PSEA responses
  • Experience working in the IASC or in other inter-agency bodies or processes;
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts;
  • Experience working in the MENA region is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions.
  • Excellent written, drafting and interpersonal communication skills, with an ability to communicate complex concepts and procedures in plain language and messages
  • Excellent facilitation, training, networking and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent computer skills, with knowledge of MS office applications.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic

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