PSEA Network Coordinator, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration

Country: Bangladesh

Field location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Office: IOM in Cox’s Bazaar

Closing date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Country: Bangladesh

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Closing date: 17 Nov 2020

Position Title : PSEA Network Coordinator

Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 17 November 2020

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Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

Internal candidates

Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the overall supervision of the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, and the direct supervision of the Rohingya refugee response Senior Coordinator (ISGC), the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing strategy and providing guidance and technical assistance on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in the context of the Rohingya refugee crisis, and for ensuring the nomination and management of a network on PSEA composed of both UN and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) staff who will work together to share good practices, harmonize procedures and refine capacity-building material, in order to work towards implementation of the PSEA Action Plan and the UN’s Zero Tolerance Policy in all operational agencies.

S/he will support the development and implementation of a PSEA strategy which will be based on the Global Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on inter-agency coordination in Community-Based Complaint Mechanisms (CBCM), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals-endorsed guidance on allegation and victim referrals in joint CBCM procedures. These SOPs are in turn based upon key PSEA global commitments, including the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for PSEA (ST/SGB/2003/13), the Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non-UN Personnel (2006), the IASC Statement on PSEA (2015), and the PSEA Minimum Operating Standards.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Support senior leadership to maintain an inter-agency PSEA Network for technical coordination on PSEA, consisting of membership from UN agencies; international, national, and local organizations operating in Cox’s Bazar.

Support PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming, through the established sector coordination structure.

Develop inter-agency CBCM in operations sites, soliciting participation from a broad range of humanitarian assistance agencies, including NGOs, and developing common protocols for complaint handling and referring Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) allegations for follow up and investigation, working with beneficiaries to ensure relevance to the targeted local community (especially setting up entry points).

Work closely with the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Sector and Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) members and partners to implement coordinated referral mechanisms for victim services and the General Assembly strategy on victim assistance.

Coordinate with the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group and other gender groups as appropriate to facilitate and promote synergy, collaboration and complementary efforts.

Develop PSEA training modules adapted to specific groups, partners or operational needs on appropriate conduct for aid workers, international standards on PSEA, roles and responsibilities, and how to submit and receive complaints.

Update and maintain the nomination of PSEA focal points from humanitarian assistance agencies and implementing partners, organize and participate in PSEA Network meetings, and enhance communication and information sharing among Focal Points (FPs) in the network and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms.

Ensure that the contact details of PSEA focal points are disseminated to the humanitarian community, key stakeholders in their areas of operations, and to beneficiaries/affected populations.

Encourage the incorporation of PSEA responsibilities into focal points‘ Terms of References (ToRs) and performance evaluations as an incentive for them to adequately perform their roles.

Provide awareness-raising sessions and training on PSEA for the humanitarian community including staff of humanitarian agencies and its implementing partners, victim assistance providers and relevant Sector leads, on a regular basis.

Make appropriate recommendations to the Senior Coordinator, the Heads of Sub-Offices Group (HoSOG), the ISCG and the Strategic Executive Group (SEG), on enhancing SEA prevention strategies, including collecting and analysing actual/potential vulnerability risk factors for SEA and elaborating measures to address them.

Discuss with agencies the development and application of procedures to prohibit the hiringof persons who have a record of SEA offences as well as the inclusion of PSEA content in staff inductions, contracts, and sub-contracting.

Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Planning or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


Work experience from a humanitarian setting with relevant professional experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse, protection, gender-based violence, staff misconduct and discipline, gender mainstreaming and/or humanitarian affairs;
Having demonstrated technical experience in SEA Prevention and Response/ Gender Based

Violence and or Accountability to Affected Populations;
Experience working in the IASC or in other inter-agency bodies or processes;
Experience working in the South or South-East Asian regions is an advantage;
Experience in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities is an advantage.


Knowledge of UN PSEA protocols and norms.

Knowledge of humanitarian coordination systems and architecture.

Knowledge of Protection Standards and International Humanitarian Law.

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In depth knowledge of mainstreaming best practices and partnership models to ensure coordination of the same across a diversified range of actors.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Bengali, Spanish and/or French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.



Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies - behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies - behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 November 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 04.11.2020 to 17.11.2020

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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