Consultancy: PSEAH Senior Manager (From Pledge to Action project)

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InterAction
Published
August 1, 2019
Location
Washington, D.C.
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Master's
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified

Description

About InterAction:
InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

Position Summary:
Position Title: Consultant – From Pledge to Action Project
Position Type: Full-time, short-term (a minimum of four months with the possibility of extended engagement)
Location: Washington, DC and limited working remotely
Travel: Less than 10%
Reporting to: VP, Membership & Public Engagement

About the Project:
In March 2018, InterAction formalized its CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff, calling on nongovernmental organization CEOs to lead the international humanitarian and development sector in making change. To date, more than 130 CEOs have signed on and the number continues to grow. In February 2019, InterAction commenced a three-year project, From Pledge to Action. The project’s goal is that through a combination of policy, guidance, training, and practice, InterAction and its members will adopt a culture of prevention, response, and support in the face of sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation, thus making our offices and programs safer spaces for individuals and communities alike.

Position Objective:
The consultant’s objective is to continue the oversight and leadership of the project during the short-term leave of the Senior Manager for the project. This will include taking forward several project deliverables and discussions by working with the Subgrant manager and other InterAction colleagues, the From Pledge to Action working group comprised of member organization representatives, and other stakeholders in the sector. The consultant will work closely with

various staff levels of member and non-member agencies; donors, consultants with expertise in various aspects of safeguarding, and international NGO fora.

Essential Functions of the consultant:
1. Maintain relationships with focal points of member organizations and key personnel in NGO fora, donors, and other key stakeholders, to continue to build consensus and shared progress in sector-wide policies, practices, training and evaluation methods, while achieving project deliverables.
2. Oversee the subgrants process, working with the sub-grant manager and an advisory committee of subject matter experts.
3. Continue engagement with the working group, through monthly meetings, individual conversations and facilitating progress in the objectives and priorities of the group.
4. Supporting the ongoing development of an online portal and adding content.
5. Advance one or more other project activities, that will be identified from the workplan based on the skills and experience of the selected consultant.
6. Supervise the Manager, From Pledge to Action Project Sub-Grants.
7. Evaluate project progress and provide donor reporting, due in December 2019.
Competencies:
• Experience with protection from abuse and exploitation and sexual harassment in development and humanitarian contexts required; knowledge of international protection frameworks and mechanisms preferred.
• Experience working in multi-cultural environments;
• Experience with facilitating change management;
• Experience managing communities of practice bringing multiple stakeholders to consensus, holding individuals accountable and adhering to deadlines;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Investigations experience with programming to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as an understanding of workplace sexual harassment policies a bonus;
• An understanding of programmatic and organizational accountability, including the codes of conducts and standards that guide humanitarian and development programming an asset.

Requirements:
• A Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field
• Proven experience (at least 7 years) of managing and coordinating large grants, preferably in relation to complex and multisectoral program and/or implemented through a consortium model of working.

• Proven experience of managing coordination mechanisms with multiple stakeholders, preferably within a consortium structure.
• Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) and significant experience in reporting.
• Good knowledge of administrative, financial and logistic procedures in the framework of complex programming.
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of donor, INGO and government structures and to represent the consortium at national or international level fora.
Expected Start Date:
September 9, 2019

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

To Apply:
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter that addresses qualifications relevant to this solicitation, consulting fee requirements and contact information for three references, and a writing sample demonstrating knowledge of this topic to jobs@interaction.org with subject line containing title Consultant, From Pledge to Action Project. Position will remain open until filled but applications received by Monday, August 12 preferred.

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