PRSEAH Officer

World Health Organization

Beirut, Lebanon

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

WHO has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct (SM), inaction against it and retaliation against those who raise a complaint or bear witness. WHO’s use of the umbrella term sexual misconduct includes sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment (SEAH) and violence. Sexual misconduct encompasses all of these prohibited behaviors of a sexual nature perpetrated by our personnel or our implementing partners, and which harm the populations we serve and the colleagues we serve alongside. WHO’s vision, approach and work on prevention and response to sexual misconduct are framed by the WHO Policy on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct (PASM) and the WHO ’s three-year strategy 2023-2025, as well as WHO’s staff rules and regulations, and our Code of Ethics. To achieve zero tolerance, WHO has designated an overall coordinating department within the Office of the Director-General – the Department for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct (PRS) –, a senior PRS coordinator in each of the regional offices, full-time PRS/ staff in our six priority countries in EMRO and provided funding for PRS role in Lebanon and other countries in the region.
Support to HWCO for PRS:
  • Support the Head of Country Offices (HWCO) and programme and emergency leaders on matters and activities related to PRS, keeping them updated on PRS requirements and sourcing support from the regional or global levels as needed.
  • Coordinate with the Regional Office to implement the Regional Plan on PRS, within the border framework of WHO’s PRS work and PRS Accountability Framework.
  • Act as the focal point for assessment of Sexual Misconduct (SM) risk in the country, and work with relevant colleagues to complete the Sexual Misconduct Risk Assessment, update it and develop and monitor risk mitigation plans.
  • Support programme and response leaders implement the 10 core in-county PRS activities
  • Support the HWCO or their delegate to complete the SEAH compliance list
  • Ensure all personnel, staff and non-staff, standing and surge capacity, are screened including the UN Clear Check database
  • Report regularly to the WR and provide written reports to the Regional Coordinator on progress, risks, challenges and trends
  • Conduct PSEA capacity assessments of Implementing partners, monitor and review.
Coordination with the UNCT/HCT:
  • Act as the working-level officer in-country for SEAH in the UNCT/HCT and ensuring communication and coordination between them and WHO
  • Ensure WHO fulfils the interagency requirements for PSEAH and contribute to joint work such as community engagement, community-based complaints mechanisms, support for joint missions, etc, and bring to the attention of the HWCO any gaps, risks, trends.
Provide technical guidance and support to address SM:
  • Provide technical guidance concerning appropriate prevention, risk mitigation and response strategies and to advance a victim/survivor centered approach
  • Work with programme and administrative colleagues in WHO, and in collaboration with the UNCT/HCT to update victim and survivor services in-country and highlight gaps
  • Be available to guide or support SM complaints, concerns and allegations from victims and survivors, bystanders or witnesses in a safe and confidential manner to be shared only with WHO’s investigation services, and ensure all victims and survivors are referred to the services they need
  • Provide victim and survivor support when requested to do so by a mandated official (IOS, PRS global or regional, or Staff Health & well-being).
Provide awareness raising and training support:
  • Facilitate briefing and training on PRS for the WHO workforce and implementing partners.
  • Facilitate information sharing and disseminate communication material and ensure partners and communities are aware of SEA and how to report.
Learning and development:
  • Collaborate with the regional and global PRS team to support documentation, progress monitoring, after-action reviews, case studies and other learning activities.
Required Qualifications:
  • A university degree in social sciences, gender, law, human rights, international development, international relations. public health or other development-related fields