United Nations Population Fund
A PSEA Task Force co-chaired by OCHA and UNFPA was set up in Ukraine in 2016 and is rapidly growing in size. Currently 90 individuals make up the membership and a virtual meeting is held approximately biweekly. An annual PSEA Action Plan is endorsed by the UN Country Team. Since April 2022, a PSEA Inter-Agency Coordinator in Ukraine reports to the Humanitarian Coordinator.
In aligning with a localization approach, all PSEA related materials are being tailored to the context and translated into the most spoken languages. Recent translations into Ukrainian of core PSEA materials including for training purposes are on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee PSEA Ukraine site and on the GBV Sub-Cluster page.
A dedicated Information Manager Officer (IMO) is needed to collect, analyze, coordinate and visualize key PSEA resources in Ukraine, and ensure timely publication for the benefit of affected people and humanitarian and development partners. The PSEA Task Force is coordinating current SEA risk assessments led by CARE, IOM and UNFPA in the Ukraine response. Members support a PSEA capacity assessment of implementing partners pilot project for Ukraine on the UN Partner Portal to be launched in late 2022. The IMO will be instrumental in populating this platform with assessment findings and capacity building plans.
Following the July 2022 training session for the PSEA Task Force on the UN Protocol on the Provision of Assistance to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and its technical note, a working group is revisiting the existing Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) for handling SEA cases and sharing information among organizations. The SoP will be strengthened with elements of transparency, a survivor-centered approach and alignment with the GBV referral pathway. This task requires the in-depth knowledge of information sharing and data protection standards of an IMO.
You will report to PSEA Inter-Agency Coordinator.
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.
To provide dedicated information management support to the PSEA Task Force in Ukraine.
Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) by aid workers against those seeking assistance is an essential part of humanitarian and development operations. Risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and other types of gender-based violence (GBV) run high in Ukraine, where 17,7 million people needed humanitarian assistance in August 2022. Nearly five million people had lost their jobs by May 2022, according to the International Labour Organisation. Some 90 per cent of refugees fleeing Ukraine are women and children. Media have reported about men in several countries demanding sexual favors in exchange for transport and housing of Ukrainians. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime found in 2018 that Ukrainians had been trafficked to 29 countries. As the conflict that escalated in February 2022 continues, the agency estimates that the risk is growing of these women and children being targeted by criminal networks. With winter fast approaching in Ukraine, the search for safe housing will add to many internally displaced people’s burden and expose more women and children to SEA. The work by Ukraine authorities together with UN and civil society partners to strengthen services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) is instrumental in ensuring that survivors of any type of GBV, which includes SEA, receive appropriate assistance.
You would be responsible for:
More specifically, the dedicated Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following, in close collaboration with the Protection Cluster, the Gender-Based Violence Sub-Cluster, the Child Protection Sub-Cluster and the Age and Disability Technical Working Group. The IMO will cooperate with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) PSEA Championship on collection of information and the team that updates global and national dashboards, in a user-friendly way.
Collection, processing, synthesis of PSEA risk analyses and other relevant risk assessments in Ukraine that address PSEA-relevant issues. Monitoring results/data, scientific and media articles and broadcasts, preparing text and visuals including infographics on risk assessment findings and gaps to be filled.
Cooperation with the UN Partner Portal PSEA team, specifically on an impending pilot project for Ukraine to collect, harmonize and upload results of Implementing Partner (IP) assessments and capacity building plans for IPs including government institutions.
Supporting the implementation of the ToR for SEA case management and information sharing, which a PSEA Task Force working group is updating in Fall 2022. This means, i.a., to develop information sharing and data protection standards and protocols adapted to the Ukraine context, in Ukrainian.
Systematizing information management practices of the PSEA Task Force, including updating and maintaining the mailing list of 90 individual members currently, ensuring publication of biweekly meeting reports/action points and existing and upcoming communication materials on relevant websites.
Managing relevant datasets and/or databases including content, structure, file location, backup system;
Supporting the development of joint data collection tools, e.g. Rapid Needs/Markets Assessments; and other PSEA coordination/harmonization templates, e.g. for targeting, as needed that could be accessed/updated in real time and could be useful to the broader humanitarian community;
Building capacity and learning of interested members. Carry out other tasks as needed.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Advance degree in social sciences, humanities, business administration, law, or a related field
Knowledge and Experience:
- Five years relevant experience with at least two years relevant work experience with a civil society or international organization, or government or private entity;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Ability to work under pressure in a high-pace environment;
- Good organisational and prioritisation skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Publisher;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong analytical skills
- Fluency in English (written and spoken), fluency in Ukrainian is desirable.
- Exemplifying integrity,
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
- Embracing cultural diversity,
- Embracing change
- Achieving results,
- Being accountable,
- Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
- Thinking analytically and strategically,
- Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.
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