23 Sep 2017

UN Children’s Fund Job Vacancy : Child Protection Specialist

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Primary purpose of the post is to develop and strengthen the capacity of UNICEF and its partners in order to support programs that protect children in emergencies and other unstable situations from violence, exploitation and abuse.

The specialist will work under the general guidance of the Regional Advisor, Child Protection, and in close coordination with the Regional Emergency Advisor, and Global Focal Point for Child Protection in Emergencies in PD, NYHQ. The post will have an explicit focus on bridging the nexus of programming between humanitarian and ongoing development programs. Specifically, this will involve close collaboration with other ESARO child protection initiatives on case management as well as violence against children.

Roles for the Child Protection Specialist Job

  • Provide quality assurance and oversight to child protection in emergencies (CpiE) response in the region including technical and surge missions as required.
  • Study, analyze and contribute to the review of documents and processes of country program milestones (situation analysis, strategy papers, mid-term reviews, preparation of Country Program Recommendations, etc.).
  • Provide technical input and management of learning initiatives toward development of global and regional public goods per regional office work plans. Provide professional advice and guidance in the preparation and analysis of evaluations in the area of CPiE in the region. Prepare and share lessons learnt from these.
  • Participate in the development of strategies and funding proposals in the area of CpiE and maintain dialogue with donors and potential donors of regional importance with a view to ensuring sustainability of interest and commitment to relevant program activities. Provide timely and qualitative reports to donors.
    Lead and convene key regional CPIE processes, negotiate, advocate and build strategic alliances to facilitate achievement of ESAR program objectives.
  • As the business manager for results areas, take responsibility for overall commitment, expenditures of funds in accordance with program budget allotments and take necessary action to ensure optimum use of allocated funds. Manage human resourced dimensions including recruitment and supervision of consultants as required.
  • Carry out other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor generally and in particular, in response to unforeseen emergencies.

Child Protection Specialist Job Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in law or a related social science discipline with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including in developing countries, with practical experience in designing, planning and running special protection programmes in conflict and other emergency situations.
  • Significant child protection in emergencies experience, across multiple work areas such as children affected by armed conflict and unaccompanied and separated children.
  • Experience in leading multi – agency work processes highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English required; working knowledge of French is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Remarks

  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

 

 



How to Apply

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507288




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