EXTENDED: Interagency PSEA Coordinator, P5, Kyiv, Ukraine - Temporary Appointment

  • Level: P-5
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 21 Oct 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Kyiv, Ukraine

This is an extension of prior vacancy announcement. Those who have applied does not need to re-apply

The Position:

Working at the strategic level the In-country Inter-agency PSEA Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and supporting the collective PSEA activities of organizations working in Ukraine including providing guidance to the Ukraine PSEA task force and strengthening the PSEA coordination. In-country Inter-agency PSEA  Coordinator will work closely with the PSEA coordinators for the refugees response in the neighboring countries.

In-country Inter-agency PSEA Coordinator will report directly to the UNFPA Representative, Ukraine Country Office and will have a technical and functional reporting line to the Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Since the beginning of the conflict humanitarian organizations are scaling up operations throughout Ukraine and neighboring countries by recruiting aid workers, drivers, contractors, and volunteers. The combination of large numbers of people in need of assistance with masses of newly recruited aid workers creates an environment for sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). To protect the affected populations from sexual misconducts perpetrated by humanitarian responders, it is essential to provide technical support and guidance for strengthening the already established PSEA network/taskforce. In this context, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Ukraine is renewing its commitment to strengthening the PSEA structure and mechanisms to be particularly attentive and sensitive to the needs of victims, most of whom are women and girls.

Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced University Degree in areas such as gender studies, humanitarian affairs, human rights, law, social work, public health, development studies, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian or developing settings in the following areas: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Protection, Human rights, Gender-based violence/Victim assistance, gender mainstreaming and Staff misconduct and discipline.
  • Understanding of international development and humanitarian architecture - Familiarity with the UN system and global coordination structures (e.g. IASC) - Proven ability to design PSEA strategy and action plan.
  • Proven experience in an Inter-Agency coordination role in emergency settings.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality measures is an advantage
  • Prior experience working in complex emergencies and under challenging conditions will be an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills.


Fluency in English required; Ukrainian and/or Russian language will be an advantage.

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