Consultancy – PSEA Risk Analysis & Mapping Consultant Req.#567862 - Tenders Global

Consultancy – PSEA Risk Analysis & Mapping Consultant Req.#567862

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 Vacancy Announcement: Consultant

 Consultancy Title: Consultancy – PSEA Risk Analysis & Mapping Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Protection Section – Programme Group – NYHQ

Duration: 15 December – 30 October 2024

Home/ office Based: REMOTE

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

Purpose of Activity/ Assignment:

 UNICEF is committed to accelerating protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) across all humanitarian settings.  PSEA is an organization-wide accountability, and UNICEF’s Child Protection strategy prioritizes the prevention of violence, which includes prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). UNICEF’s corporate standards and policies, including the UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025, the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) and the Emergency Procedures include core commitments on PSEA, for which UNICEF’s Child Protection team holds a leading role. 

UNICEF is committed to driving forward best practice and actively leads and contributes to PSEA acceleration and the IASC Strategy and Vision on the PSEA and Sexual Harassment (PSEAH) 2022−2026, including supporting the IASC in adopting an evidence-based approach and strengthening results tracking to effectively deliver on the shared IASC PSEA commitments. UNICEF is working closely with the IASC and the UN Office of the Special Coordinator on PSEA to support increased monitoring and reporting through the annual UNCT/HCT PSEA Action Plans and the global IASC PSEA mapping exercise. UNICEF has been leading the IASC PSEA mapping exercise since 2019 to track collective inter-agency progress against the IASC PSEA Core Indicators among all countries with HRP and has been updating and managing the global IASC PSEA dashboard. 

In 2022, UNICEF jointly with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) developed the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Risk Overview (SEARO), a composite index that analyses how different factors can influence the risk of sexual exploitation and abuse and categorizes countries with humanitarian response operations according to their level of risk. The key aim is to support IASC members and donors to make evidence-based decisions about use of limited humanitarian resources towards priority issues and countries of concern.

To further advance and anchor this work as part of the interagency evidence-based approach on PSEA, further technical support is needed to update and roll out the SEARO and the 2023 mapping exercise with the HCs/HCTs and the broader humanitarian system to support evidence-based programming, decision making and resourcing on PSEA. In 2023, UNICEF received a grant from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to support the IASC to develop an updated and optimized SEARO index informed by the initial pilot of the Beta version, and a standardized model methodology for SEARO adaptation to sub-national level to expand the use of SEARO to support evidence-based decision-making and risk-informed programming on PSEA at country level.

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical support to further advance and consolidate the work on SEARO and to produce updated SEARO index and a standardized subnational model methodology. This work will also include support to rollout the 2023 IASC PSEA mapping exercise.

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the Child Protection -PSEA Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for completion of the following activities and deliverables:

  1. Provide technical support to update and rollout the SEARO Index
    1. Provide support to rollout the SEARO – 10 global and country-level presentations on SEARO; first meeting of the Advisory Group held and minutes shared, and TOR updated and approved
    2. Undertake methodological and conceptual review, revision, and validation of SEARO index – an updated SEARO risk index, including the Excel tool, methodology note and FAQs.
  2. Develop and support piloting of SEARO methodology for subnational level in 2 countries.
    1. Develop pilot methodology for country-level adaptation of SEARO and support piloting of the subnational model, including providing remote and deployable technical support to pilot countries – Pilot methodology concept notes, and Terms of Reference developed and approved; Pilot findings report based on the 2 country pilots.
    2. Develop standardized subnational adaptation methodology – Final methodology note and tools for adaptation of SEARO to subnational level
  3. Provide technical support to rollout the 2023 IASC PSEA mapping exercise
    1. Support the rollout of the 2023 mapping exercise, including through circulation of the IASC PSEA Core Indicator Guidance, technical support webinars, remote data collection and consolidation of country-level data in Excel – 3 webinars and consolidated data Excel sheet
    2. Support the analysis and dissemination of 2023 PSEA mapping exercise results, including through visualization of PSEA results in PSEA global dashboard – Presentation of 2023 results and one knowledge product.

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • First meeting of the Advisory Group held and minutes shared; TOR updated and approved

By 31 December 2023

  • 10 global and country-level presentations (online) on SEARO

By 30 May 2024

  • Updated SEARO index, including the Excel tool, methodology note and FAQs; Final research findings brief, slide deck and delivery of presentation

By 30 June 2024

  • Pilot Terms of Reference developed and approved;

By 30 January 2024

  • Consultative workshops with PSEA networks in pilot countries and 2 Pilot methodology concept notes

By 30 April 2024

  • Pilot findings report based on the 2 country pilots.

By 15 August 2024

  • Final methodology note and tools for adaptation of SEARO index to subnational level

By 30 October 2024

  • 3 Webinars and remote technical support to 33 IASC priority countries provided

By 15 January 2024

  • Consolidated data Excel sheet;

By 29 February 2024

  • Updated dashboard and presentation of 2023 mapping results

By 15 February 2024

  • One interagency knowledge product based on 2023 mapping results developed and approved

By 15 March2024

Qualifications

Education:

  • Masters degree/ Public health, social work, political science, human rights and international law or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.

Another UN language is an asset for this role.

Work experience:

  • 8 years of experience in the areas of data and evidence generation, programme planning and emergency/ humanitarian response is required.
  • Proven knowledge and expertise in the areas of protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), gender-based violence, child protection, or human rights, including within UNICEF and at the inter-agency level.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis of data/statistics and programme evaluation related to PSEA for humanitarian operations.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the IASC SEA risk index tool.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety/security and other ethical concerns related to the sharing of sensitive data between humanitarian agencies.

Competencies/Knowledge:

  • Excellent Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and database software, in-depth knowledge of pivot table/chart and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating remote workshops.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently in a multi-cultural environment.  
  • Creative, innovative thinker who can also translate ideas into practical applications. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent drafting skills and ability to write effectively for UNICEF external products.

Requirements:

Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include/ reflect:
    • the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at Here

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment 

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

Remarks:  Individuals engaged under a consultancy 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. Consultants 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

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Advertised: 29 Nov 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Deadline: 05 Dec 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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