In accordance with the UN Secretary-General's bulletin entitled \"Special provisions to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in 2003 (ST/SGB/2003/13)” and its accompanying measures, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by humanitarian and development personnel is one of the most serious violations and damages to accountability and trust in the people we serve. Thus, all organizations have the responsibility to ensure Protection from Acts of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
Faced with this collective responsibility, the humanitarian and development actors present in Burundi (United Nations agencies, as well as national and international non-governmental organizations) are scaling up their efforts to prevent and respond to the risks associated with the exploitation and abuse cohesive and coordinated manner.
A global strategy known as the “Action Plan” was approved in 2021 by the Humanitarian Country Team. This enabled the establishment of a Working Group to support the implementation, coordination and promotion of the protection against sexual exploitation and abuse policy in the country. For instance, it is placed under the coordination of UNFPA.
In addition, Burundi is marked by the occurrence of cyclical natural disasters, the significant return Burundian refugees from countries neighbors, the resurgence of epidemics such as malaria and measles, as well as the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, that have not made it possible to reduce the humanitarian needs. The different shocks, in particular those related to changes climatic conditions, continue to affect communities already fragile and vulnerable.
Based on identified needs, the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sub-sector will focus its response strategy on three priority areas, including improving access to holistic care services, capacity building, risk mitigation and coordination of GBV prevention and response interventions.
The PSEA & GBV Humanitarian Inter-Agency Coordinator post is located in the UNFPA Burundi Country Office in Bujumbura. S/he works under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator and under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative.
Qualifications and Experience:
Education:Advanced university degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, international relations or other related disciplines.
Knowledge and Experience:A minimum of five (5) years, of which three (3) at the international level, of progressively responsible professional work experience, in program/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including in countries experiencing and/or emerging from protracted crises. Experience in developing and facilitating specialized PSEA and GBV trainings. Experience leading PSEA and GBV sub-cluster coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders. Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination. Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions. Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and HPC, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.
Languages:Fluency in French is required (both verbal and written). Proficiency in English is desirable.
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