Preventing and responding to sexual misconduct by our implementing partners: Introductory course

WHO has an obligation to ensure that all those who work for WHO and our implementing partners (IPs) take measures to safeguard against sexual misconduct. This one-hour course explains the importance and the tools available to work with our IPs to assess and strengthen their capacity to respond to sexual misconduct.

Self-paced
Language: English
Health topic, Intermediate (Intermediaire)

Course information

Course overview: WHO has an obligation to ensure that all those who work for WHO and our implementing partners take measures to safeguard against sexual misconduct. The PSEA Capacity Assessment for Implementing Partners is an essential tool to ensure that our implementing partners have the minimum standards of protection against sexual exploitation and abuse in place. Based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Harmonized Tool (UN Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessment), used by UN agencies, this short training will walk you through the process, steps, and requirements in the PSEA assessment of new and existing implementing partners.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • Explain the importance of the UN Protocol and IPs PSEA capacity Assessment Process;
  • Brief and guide the IPs along the process
  • Assess and verify the IPs' self-assessments
  • Propose and monitor the joint capacity-strengthening implementation plans

Who this course is for

  • WHO PRS regional coordinators, PRS technical officers and focal points, programme managers and officers who are working with implementing partners

Course contents

  • Module 1: The Why:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to explain why it is important to safeguard against sexual misconduct by Implementing Partners (IPs). Additionally, you will understand the rationale behind using the common UN approach.
  • Module 2: The How:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to provide a brief overview and guide to the IPs on how to operationalize the UN IP Protocol on PSEA. Additionally, you will list the WHO Roadmap for implementing the protocol.
  • Module 3: The What Part 1:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to utilize the PSEA assessment tool for implementing partners, score, and verify the IPs' self-assessment.
  • Module 4: The What Part 2:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to propose and monitor joint capacity-strengthening implementation plans, as well as address any questions raised by our implementing partners.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.