Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of the Job
The Child Protection Officer reports to the Chief, Child Protection Section for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Key Expected Results
Support to program development and planning
Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of child protection related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
Prepare required program documentation/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partner to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercise, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/INTERVENTIONS AT THE HIGHER LEVEL OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT.
Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensures resolution.
Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project report for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
3. Technical and operational support to program implementation
Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues refer to relevant officials for resolution.
Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO parterns, UN systems partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on child protection and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
4. Networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection.
Draft communication and information materials for Country Office program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs.
Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of child protection programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
Impact of Results
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of programs/projects, contributesto achievement of sustainable results to create a protective environment for children against harm and all forms of violence and endures their survival, development and well being in society. Success in child protection programs and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide program services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A university degree in international developpment , human rights, pscychology, sociology, international law or other social science field required.
Minimumof 02 years of profesional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and /other related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. relevant experience in child protection and related areas; program/project devolpment and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in French and working knowledgeof English
Knowledge and experience in child protection in education andviolence against children
Knowledge and experience in education policies/programmes is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are….
Formulating strategies and concepts
Applying technical expertise
Learning and researching
Planning and organizing
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Note: This is a readvertisement; candidates who applied previously did not need to reapply
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=511402