Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) – An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Specialist

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-time

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide PSEA technical support to PSEA Focal Point and Alternates, Country Office teams, including programming, partnerships, human resources, etc to ensure mainstreaming of PSEA processes and build technical capacity to ensure sustainability.
  • Deliver PSEA awareness sessions/refresher trainings to all personnel in country; capacity building of PSEA Focal Points and Alternates and in country FAO implementing partners as required.
  • In line with FAO’s PSEA Policy, develop a robust PSEA Work Plan for FAO [country office], adapted to the local context.
  • In coordination with relevant Officers at country level, support or implement outreach and engagement with programme beneficiaries and wider affected communities in areas of FAO programme implementation.
  • Review existing complaints and feedback mechanisms – where established- to ensure mechanisms can safely and confidentially handle SEA allegations if received. If not established, establish appropriate mechanisms ensuring consultation with affected communities.
  • Carry out SEA risk assessments in [insert country office], identify, and support implementation of appropriate SEA prevention, mitigation, and response measures to strengthen protection of communities where FAO works.
  • Support FAO participation in inter-agency CBCMs and interagency PSEA Network meetings.
  • Ensure a victim/survivor-cantered approach mechanisms are established or strengthened, and that SEA incidents and allegations are reported through the appropriate channels designated at FAO.
  • Initiate PSEA capacity assessments and strengthening activities with implementing partners to ensure application of the UN implementing partner protocol.

Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, International Development, or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in any of the following areas: prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), accountability to affected people (AAP), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), survivor/victim assistance, protection, child protection, safeguarding.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Nigeria or resident of the country with valid work permit.

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Experience in facilitating training and capacity building activities on PSEA is required.
  • Experience applying UN and IASC PSEA standards, frameworks and tools and/or experience working on safeguarding to international standards in complex humanitarian contexts, highly desirable.
  • Experience establishing, maintaining, or working with complaints and feedback mechanisms desirable.
  • Demonstrable report and presentation writing skills.
  • Familiarity with data protection standards and confidentiality is required.
  • Work experience in field locations and humanitarian settings required.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency settings.
  • Experience working on prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian and complex emergencies particularly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and global coordination structures (e.g. IASC) an advantage.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity, gender issues and victim/survivor approaches is required.

Application Closing Date
29th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online