PSEAH Specialist (retainer) , Multiple positions

Job categories Human Resources
Vacancy code VA/2023/B0059/25344
Level ICS-10
Department/office OP, IPMG, Infra and PM Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration One-year
Application period 30-Jan-2023 to 19-Feb-2023

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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General Background 

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background information - Prevention of Sexual Exploitaiton, Abuse and Harassment

Sexual harassment (SH) and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) are practices that bring negative consequences for the organization, its personnel, and the beneficiaries. These types of conduct violate human rights, go against the United Nations’ values, and conflict with the UNOPS competency framework. They constitute misconduct and UNOPS is determined to ensure that appropriate action is taken to prevent them, and, if they occur, to vigorously address them.

Over the years, UNOPS has put in motion different internal initiatives to prevent and address SH and SEA. UNOPS has also actively joined a number of United Nations system common efforts in this area. The present SH and SEA Prevention Strategy constitutes a new step towards the prevention of SH and SEA in UNOPS. This strategy takes into consideration the international community’s focus on the matter as well as the public opinion’s demands for strong actions to prevent and fight SH and SEA. It also acknowledges that the expectations of all relevant stakeholders are not static, and reflects the commitment of the organization to be aligned with the most up-to-date perspectives of the international community on these important topics.

Background information - Job specific

UNOPS is seeking consultants with experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse to conduct various assignments related to the strategic, technical and operational approach to PSEAH.

This is a home-based retainer contract. This retainer position falls under the UNOPS Corporate retainer pool (which is administered by the Implementation Practices and Standards (IPS) Portfolio Support (PS) team). The Corporate retainer pool provides ad-hoc resources with global expertise to UNOPS business units and can be booked on demand through an online platform. All corporate retainers are invited to participate to a one-hour induction session (or two 30 minutes sessions) where they are guided through the UNOPS retainer management tool, the retainer contract modality and their expertise area in the UNOPS context.

The functions/responsibilities/key results of this job description are generic and may not always be applicable, nor be comprehensive, for all missions/assignments under this job title. The specific tasks and deliverables for each retainer assignment may vary and will be detailed in the terms of reference developed for each assignment by the requesting office/unit. Under this contract type, the assignments will vary in scope and duration - ranging from short term assignments of a few hours at a time to longer blocks of time (e.g. several weeks or months full time, and up to a year). Work may also vary with regards to the time zone / location. Whilst most assignments can be delivered working from home, some may require presence in HQ and/or international travel on occasion, including to remote or post-conflict environments. Whilst the successful incumbent can be based in different time-zones, s/he should be able and willing to ensure a degree of time overlap with the teams ordering the retainer’s services.

The PSEAH Specialist (Retainer) specific tasks will include, though not limited ...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education  An Advanced University Degree or a Master's Degree in:...

Qualified female candidates and candidates from the Global South are strongly en...

There are two potential types of contracts to consider under this vacancy announ...
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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

Explore what we offer here.