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For every child, child safeguarding …
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Zambia is investing significant efforts into mainstreaming PSEA and child safeguarding in our programmes, both those implemented by government and those implemented by NGOs. UNICEF will provide technical support to mainstream PSEA and safeguarding in our integrating programming platforms. This includes Early Childhood Development, Ending Child Marriage and the Social Cash Transfer programmes, which are implemented in vulnerable communities and as such there is a risk posed in terms of sexual exploitation and abuse and child safeguarding. The aim of mainstreaming SEA and child safeguarding is to ensure that mechanisms are in place from the outset to prevent cases occurring as well as responding to any cases that have taken place. Mainstreaming PSEA in the integrated platforms will therefore ensure that the programmes are delivered safely and that the staff working in the frontline have the capacity to safeguard beneficiaries. UNICEF will provide support to ensure that safe and accessible reporting mechanisms are in place that can be accessed by diverse groups. To achieve this, UNICEF seeks the services of an individual consultant
Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here TOR – PSEA-SAFEGUARDING CONSULTANCY.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The consultant must possess the following:
- Advanced university degree (a master’s degree) or equivalent in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, public health, or other field related to PSEA;
- At least 5 years of humanitarian or development experience on sexual violence and other forms of violence against children.
- Experience in and knowledge on PSEA, GBV and child safeguarding.
- Experience developing complaint mechanisms as well as reporting and investigation procedures would be an advantage.
- Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
- Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment as well as independently, and the ability to handle requests or issues as they arise.
- Fluency in English (Written & Oral) is required
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 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 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.
Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals for local consultancies and USD for Non Zambian applicants for international consultancies.
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.
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