July 05, 2020

UNICEF – Technical & institutional need assessment among PNGO members for prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the State of Palestine

UNICEF – Technical & institutional need assessment among PNGO members for prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the State of Palestine

Technical & institutional need assessment among PNGO members for prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the State of Palestine (National Consultancy)

Job no: 530134
Work type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Palestine St.of
Categories: Child Protection, Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up

For every child, a Champion!

The UN Secretary General in its 2017 Report on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse[1], has confirmed and strengthened the United Nations commitment to take action for prevention, response and ending of impunity for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by UN staff and related personnel. UNICEF has developed Minimum Operating Standards for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (MOS-PSEA), which establishes necessary measures for the organization to meet its responsibilities and accountability regarding SEA.

Towards advancing PSEA the UN Humanitarian Country Team jointly developed and approved an inter-agency PSEA action plan which includes prioritized activities to improve safe and accessible reporting, access to survivor-centered assistance, and enhanced accountabilities, including country-level investigations. The plan includes a mapping of PSEA efforts amongst partners, awareness raising in local communities and coordination of reporting responsibilities, establishment of a complaint mechanism and victims assistance, development of hiring practices and engagement with authorities through the HCT to strengthen prevention and response to SEA.

PNGO is one of the stakeholders identified with the capacity to support a mapping of PSEA efforts among their CSO members and to identify capacity building needs to inform the development of an improvement plan.

PNGO is composed of the leading and older NGOs in Palestine. It is the largest umbrella network consisting of 147 national NGOs in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which work in different development and humanitarian arenas. It is a civil and democratic gathering which strives to support, consolidate and strengthen Palestinian civil society, based on the principles of democracy, social justice and sustainable development. Among the existing national platforms, it is the one with the most experienced and the strongest organizational structure. In addition to coordinating the thematic networks and launching common advocacy campaigns, PNGO plays a pivotal role as a coordination committee among national platforms. In this framework, PNGO is supporting other networks, often as a coach.

Towards achieving zero tolerance for SEA, the needs assessment will serve to identify CSO strengths and gaps at country level in the areas of safe and accessible incidents reporting, quality and accessible survivor assistance, and accountability and investigation. The findings of the assessment will feed into the development of an improvement plan for Palestinian NGOs to strengthen PSEA response capacity at a national level.

How can you make a difference?

  1. Consultatively develop and design the need assessment methodology;
    1. Conduct the assessment with support from the PNGO focal point in both the West Bank and Gaza.
    2. 147 members of the PNGO network need to be targeted and included in process
    3. Potentially undertake a survey, and key informant interviews depending on methodology agreed upon
  2. Conduct validation workshop with various stakeholders to present the initial finding and finalization.
    1. Consultative opportunity to review findings, seek inputs and reach consensus on key priorities to be included in the planned improvement plan
  3. Produce the need assessment study report.
    1. Share an outline for the assessment prior to populating it
    2. Share with stakeholders and ensure opportunity for feedback
    3. Ensure recommendations are informed by evidence and findings from the assessment.
  4. Provide suggestions on improvements related to findings.
    1. Develop an improvement plan with clear outcomes, outputs, activities and accompanying M&E framework

For a detailed TOR, please refer to this document  TOR PNGO PSEA Ads.docx

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have:

The work envisaged to take place will require an expert with experience and knowledge in the area of SGBV, violence or protection.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in social sciences, gender or another related field.

Experience: At least 10 years of experience in the area of justice for SGBV and Violence ideally with a focus in humanitarian and developing country context settings.  Experience in social research including in data generation and analysis.

Language: Fluent in English and Arabic language with strong English writing skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Functional Competencies

  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Analyzing
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts

View our competency framework at


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 only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

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

[1]Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach. A/71/818.

Advertised: Egypt Standard Time
Applications close: Egypt Standard Time

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