PSEAH Coordinator (Retainer)

  • Anywhere
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 26 Jan 2023

Background information – Job specific

UNOPS is seeking consultants with experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse to conduct various assignments related to strategic, technical and operational approach to PSEAH.

This is a home-based retainer contract. This retainer position falls under the UNOPS Corporate retainer pool (which is administered by the Implementation Practices and Standards (IPS) Portfolio Support (PS) team). The Corporate retainer pool provides ad-hoc resources with global expertise to UNOPS business units and can be booked on demand through an online platform. All corporate retainers are invited to participate to a one-hour induction session (or two 30 minutes sessions) where they are guided through UNOPS retainer management tool, the retainer contract modality and their expertise area in the UNOPS context.

Functional Responsibilities

The PSEAH Advisor (Retainer) specific tasks will include, though not limited to, the following:

Provision of Advisory Services, Capacity Building and Technical expertise to the UNOPS field offices

  • Provide technical advice and support during the development and implementation of UNOPS engagements that require the inclusion of a SEAH prevention and/or response component, including negotiation with potential partners, particularly for engagement opportunities of high value and/or risk to the field programme offices (including but not limited to: project formulation, project development, project initiation, project planning and risk management);
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of engagement amendments to comply with the new Grant Support Management policy that includes an Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessment;
  • Provide technical advice to efficiently manage implementing partners based on their PSEA risk profile;
  • Conduct or provide technical inputs to SEAH risk assessment;
  • Strengthen teams capacities to develop and improve access to safe, gender and age sensitive reporting channels including community-based complaint mechanisms (CBCM);
  • Design, develop and / or implement training programmes and capacity building initiatives, potentially for both internal and external partners, to improve the quality of UNOPS project management services.

Practice contribution and Knowledge Sharing

  • Development, implementation and roll out of global and regional guidance to improve efforts to address risk assessments, training materials and other guidance;
  • Conduct training sessions upon request by COs or other units; training might have the objective of building capacity of UNOPS teams; training of trainers for office/project focal points; training for contractors’ personnel on PSEA/SH in UNOPS;
  • Promote adherence to global procedures for SEA reporting and strengthen understanding among UNOPS staff on PSEAH policies and reporting procedures;
  • Provide expert knowledge in assessing the capacity of partners in PSEAH to contribute to the development of standards and tool requirements, including the development of guidance material on the United Nations Implementing Partner PSEAH Capacity Assessment (in consultation with the Lead Retainer);
  • Identify best practices in PSEAH and facilitate the knowledge sharing at corporate/regional/portfolio/programme/office level;
  • Contribute to UNOPS knowledge management by capturing case studies and best practice examples of PSEAH throughout UNOPS, making recommendations on policy and tools, as well as contributing to the development of guidance material and tools;
  • Provide substantive contribution to UNOPS PSEAH and implementing partner management practice focusing on continuous improvement of projects/programmes; support the corporate priorities, development of policy, guidance and tools.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Review and accept/reject the assignments in the retainer tool;
  • Establish a meaningful course of action for the completion of the task and deliverables;
  • Successfully meet the agreed deadlines;
  • Successfully delivering;
  • Provide feedback in the retainer tool for each assignment.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • An Advanced University Degree or a Master’s Degree in: Gender Studies, Child Protection, Law, International Relations, Development Studies, Human Rights, Social or Behavioral sciences is required.
  • A first-level University degree or Bachelor’s or equivalent in a related field of study with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s Degree requirement.

Work Experience


  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the field of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, child protection, gender-based violence, gender mainstreaming, and/or PSEA conducting capacity assessments and or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working on capacity assessment of implementing partners is required.


  • Some experience in UN system organizations or large international development organizations, preferably in a developing country is desirable.
  • Experience of SEAH reporting channels, and/or survivor assistance is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, preferably Google sheet, Google doc, Google slides and Google drive, is desirable.


  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish is highly desired.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International ICA (Retainer)

Contract level: IICA-3

Contract duration: One year

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