Temporary Appointment- Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (PSEA/SH) Specialist, Office of the Executive Director, New York, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 24 June 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York
Job ID: 37849


Duration: 364 days (Temporary Appointment)


The Position:

The Specialist for protection from  sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and sexual harassment (SH) is responsible for supporting the implementation of an integrated PSEA/SH strategy in UNFPA. 

You will contribute to initiatives to strengthen UNFPA’s capacities to prevent and respond to PSEA/SH and to improve coherence within the UN system. You will provide technical assistance and capacity building to country offices and other stakeholders, carry out training and awareness raising and participate in interagency collaboration.

In January 2021, the UNFPA Executive Director has taken on the IASC Championship on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment. You will support implementation of selected Championship initiatives.

You will report directly to the Coordinator for PSEA/SH

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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

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:

SEA and SH are grave violation of human rights and UNFPA is committed to eliminating all forms of such abuses by its personnel and contractors. 

To this end, and in collaboration with its UN system partners, UNFPA is implementing a PSEA/SH strategy through a range of coordinated actions to strengthen prevention and response, management and coordination.

You will be responsible for supporting UNFPA’s SEA/SH initiatives, including but not limited to providing capacity building, technical assistance and training. You are expected to work with a high degree of autonomy including leading implementation of selected strategy components and activities.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Law, International Development, Gender (including GBV), Sociology, Public Health, Public Administration or another related field.  

Knowledge and Experience: 

• At least 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience.

• Demonstrated experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, gender based violence, staff misconduct and discipline, gender mainstreaming and/or humanitarian affairs.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills and an ability to conduct face-to face and remote learning events.

• Experience in an international organization (UN system or multilateral context) highly desirable.

• Experience working in humanitarian settings highly desirable.


Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable. 

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