A. Project Title:
Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) expert under Naway Wraz Programme - UNRCO
B. Project Description
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Merged Districts Programme (KPMD) known as ‘Naway Wraz’ programme is a joint UN programme being implemented in five newly merged districts of KP (Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North and South Waziristan). The programme aims at supporting both the citizens of ex-FATA and the Government of KP to sustain and support returnees. In close collaboration with the Government of KP, the programme works to provide basic services and livelihood to the returnees and to support the administrative merger of FATA with the KP province. The programme has three key pillars including recovery and resilience, provision of timely basic services (health and education) and strengthening economic governance. At the UN, Naway Wraz programme is coordinated by UNRCO and implemented by four UN agencies including FAO, UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women. The programme is funded by Department for International Development (DFID).
Scope of Work
Safeguarding and prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation is a top priority for DFID and the UN Secretary General. Whilst both DFID and the UN system have safeguarding policies and procedures in place, we recognise that more can be done to ensure these can be practically applied, especially in vulnerable communities in post conflict environments.
The programme operates in a post-conflict setting which is highly fragile. DFID and the UN system prioritized the need for a strong, contextualised safeguarding mechanism to be at the centre of the programme delivery. While specific UN agencies have their own safeguarding and grievance redressal mechanisms, Naway Wraz programme is also investing in developing a programme specific safeguarding approach – including investing in a project GRM system. The UNRCO has already commissioned and completed field research that will underpin the GRM system for the programme.
DFID/UNRCO have agreed that a programme specific Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) should develop a set of arrangements that enable local communities to raise grievances with the UN and DFID and seek redress when they perceive a negative impact arising from the activities of the programme. It is a keyway to mitigate, manage, and resolve potential or realized negative impacts, and contribute to positive relations especially between government and communities. It recognizes that UN agencies can make efficiency/effectiveness gains by adopting a harmonised, cross agency approach to safeguarding and grievance redress.
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