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Global PSEA Advisor (Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse)

At ActionAid International, we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens for families, for communities, and for whole societies. Join ActionAid International to work and contribute across the federation helping people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. You will report to the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead and will be part of the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Team – working to create a feminist and survivor-centered approach to preventing to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

As our Global Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA) Advisor you will help deliver our SHEA and Safeguarding strategy with a focus on preventing and protecting communities from sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by ActionAid’s staff and representatives, or harm resulting from our programmes. 

This work will involve developing policies and procedures to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the ActionAid Federation to build capacity and create an approach to preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in all areas of our work. Your remit will also include overseeing cases and supporting investigations covering allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of power.

To succeed you will have extensive experience working in an international context on PSEA, Sexual Harassment, GBV, Protection or Whistleblowing and have a strong commitment to feminist principles and analysis. You will preferably possess a Master or Bachelor degree in Sexual Violence prevention, Human Rights, Protection, International Development. You will have embedded Safeguarding or related practice into programmes and have experience of developing policies and risk management structures. You will also be used to handling complex investigations in a sensitive manner. You will have experience designing and delivering training, awareness raising and other capacity building activities for staff, partners, and other stakeholders. You will also be used to developing and operating monitoring and evaluating safeguarding mechanisms.

If you are committed to preventing sexual violence and abuse of power, have experience working on PSEA/GBV/Protection, and are committed to creating innovative feminist approaches to this work then please send your CV and cover letter to hrworkspace@actionaid.org by Thursday 29th August 2019. This is a rolling recruitment campaign and the vacancy may be withdrawn before the closing date, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in one of the hub offices. A DBS/police clearance will also be a requirement.   

If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

 

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