Vacancy: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Manager

vacancy reference PROG.201801

Do you have experience in supporting organisations make sure they are adhering to the highest standards of preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment? Do you have current knowledge on best practices and policies in the humanitarian sector? Are you someone who enjoys supporting others to find solutions to challenges? Do you want to work for a small, but dynamic team to bring your knowledge and experience to a large membership organisation?

The CHS Alliance has considerable experience of advocacy, resource development and training on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), particularly relating to SEA investigations. This new position will strengthen the CHS Alliance’s capacity to influence and support the humanitarian and development sectors in their efforts to prevent and deal with sexual exploitation and abuse. The PSEA Manager, under the supervision of the Head of Programmes, will implement and develop the CHS Alliance’s work on PSEA and support its members in reaching the CHS.

What we expect from you

As a PSEA expert within the CHS Alliance, you will provide in-depth analysis, advice and support to members and other stakeholders on PSEA/safeguarding issues. Your tasks will be diverse, but you will in particular work to:

  • Influence policy on PSEA in the sector through interaction and discussion with key stakeholders, including the IASC AAP PSEA Task Team[1], donors and CHS Alliance members.
  • Promote and support the use of the Core Humanitarian Standard as a means to address SEA, including through the use of the PSEA score in verification and improvement plans.
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive training programme on PSEA and investigations.
  • Manage PSEA and investigations pool of trainers as well as corresponding training programme.
  • Develop an active community of practice on PSEA among the members.
  • Respond to enquiries on PSEA and provide in-depth guidance and support to CHS Alliance.
  • Research options for funding to maintain and expand the CHS Alliance’s work in this area, including drafting concept notes, proposals and reports to donors where appropriate.
  • Develop and disseminate resources on the topic and ensure their accuracy.
  • Manage the commission, undertaking and dissemination of research on relevant topics, when funding permits.
  • Take on additional PSEA-related projects and responsibilities as needed in response to the changes to PSEA policy and practice in this fast-evolving field.

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Your profile

You are an experienced professional on PSEA/Safeguarding issues in the humanitarian or development sector with good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standard. In addition:

  • You have five to ten years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, including in the field;
  • You have successfully facilitated training on PSEA; ideally also designed and developed training, materials in this area. Delivering BSO/HAP/CHS Alliance training on SEA investigations is an asset.
  • You know the Core Humanitarian Standard and have implemented it.
  • You have excellent proposal and report writing aptitudes.
  • Your colleagues describe you as a natural problem solver, with good communication and valuable interpersonal skills.
  • You are comfortable in public speaking.
  • You have excellent oral and written English, with French, Spanish, Arabic or other language as an asset.
  • You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and conditions

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Responsible for: Project staff, where funding permits; Volunteers/interns, as and when needed

Location: Geneva or London

Contract type:  open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)

Start date: early 2019

How to apply

You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org

Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Ongoing - applications are welcomed until the position is filled. 

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th of December 2018.


Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the CHS Alliance aims at improving the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

The CHS Alliance supports organisations to implement the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), a global standard for quality, accountability and people management in the humanitarian and development sectors. Within an overall framework for accountability to affected populations, the Core Humanitarian Standard includes requirements which will help organisations to strengthen their work on preventing and dealing with sexual exploitation and abuse.

[1] Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Accountability to Affected Populations and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Task Team.