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Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Coordinator

Published on 08.06.2023


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Position : Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Coordinator

The Position:

Working at the strategic level, under the overall supervision of (D)SRSG/Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator(HC), the PSEA Senior Coordinator is responsible to lead the collective PSEA activities of organizations including providing guidance and technical support to the national PSEA network/task force to strengthen the PSEA coordination mechanism capacity. 

The PSEA Coordinator will have strong and extensive previous experience and will be contracted by UNFPA and report directly to the (D)SRSG/HC/RC with day-to-operational and administrative support provided by UNFPA. 

 The following terms of reference have been adapted from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) In-Country PSEA Coordinator, Generic Terms of Reference.  

 For a full description of duties please refer to the IASC TOR.

 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.
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Qualifications and Experience  


  • Advanced University Degree in areas such as gender studies, humanitarian affairs, human rights, law, social work, public health, development studies, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  •  Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian or developing settings in the following areas: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), safeguarding, child protection, Protection, Human rights, Gender-based violence/Victim assistance, gender mainstreaming and Staff misconduct and discipline. 
  •  Understanding of international development and humanitarian architecture - Familiarity with the UN system and global coordination structures (e.g. IASC) - Proven ability to design PSEA strategy and action plan. 
  •  Experience in strategic development and change management in large complex organisations
  • Proven experience in an Inter-Agency coordination role in emergency settings and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities is an advantage.
  •  Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality measures is an advantage
  •  Prior experience working in complex emergencies and under challenging conditions will be an asset.
  •  Strong leadership skills


  • Fluency in English is required; depending on the location, the local language will be a strong benefit.
Job criteria for job ad : Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Coordinator
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Aweil - Bentiu - Bor - Juba - Kuajok - Malakal - Rumbek - Torit - Wau - Yambio - International
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
public health
Number of Position(s) : 1
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