Somalia: International Consultancy to carry out Sexual expolitation and Abuse in Somalia

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Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Representative, and in collaboration with the Inter-agency PSEA Focal Point. The consultant will also work closely with the Child Protection Section.

Justification/purpose of assignment

The overall aim of the assessment is to gather information on SEA concerns/risks in Somalia to inform PSEA Taskforce and individual agencies on mainstreaming PSEA as well as in planning, programming and advocacy, especially as the task force is planning to establish an inter-agency Community Based Complaint Mechanisms (CBCMs) in two or three sites in Somalia. The core aim is for the assessment findings to enable HCT taskforce and humanitarian agencies to better respond to the protection needs of children and communities affected by the conflict, climate shocks (drought, flood) and displacement in Somalia.

Specific Tasks/objectives

The objectives of the child protection assessment are to:

  • Determine the scale of the SEA risks and related concerns in Somalia
  • Determine potential and actual capacities existing on the ground including local and international actors and the communities to respond to the existing risks and needs.
  • Propose a coherent set of priorities/recommendations to UNICEF and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) for strengthening the current responses- including geographical and programmatic areas of priority.
  • Conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for UNICEF staff on PSEA
  • General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  • UNICEF will provide the consultant all required core equipment and material for fulfilling his duty.
  • UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the most economical and direct route, but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or e-mail. Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorization is issued.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Notes: Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Exit and penalty provision

    The organization and UNICEF may agree to reschedule deadlines if unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event that such rescheduling has not been agreed in advance by exchange of letters, and submission of scheduled drafts should not occur within the deadlines indicated within these ToR and the implementation framework, a fine of two percent of the total value of the contract may be deducted. In the event UNICEF are unhappy with the work produced by the organization, they may opt to terminate the contract or mutually agreeable terms. Likewise, if the organization is unhappy with new conditions given by its client it may opt to withdraw on mutually agreeable terms.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    UNICEF in collaboration with HCT PSEA Task Force is looking for individual consultant, with expertise and excellent knowledge of assessments in emergencies and a good understanding Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse programming. The expert should have significant training experience as well as the following skills and competencies:


  • Advanced university degree, preferably in social work, social sciences, child psychology, or another relevant field.
  • Proven track record in conducting research and professional expertise in data collection methods, both qualitative and quantitative, on protection on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, as well on GBV in humanitarian settings
  • Demonstrated ability to train and explain technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to coordinate a team of assessors and related
  • Desired:

  • Knowledgeable on the Somalia Humanitarian context
  • Demonstrated ability of making effective presentations to diverse audiences
  • Previous experience on risk assessment
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are….

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    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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