Temporary Appointment Child Protection Officer

Temporary Appointment Child Protection Officer
Temporary Appointment Child Protection Officer

6 abril, 2020

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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.

For every child, [insert tagline]

The Child Protection Officer will be based in Pemba, Mozambique and provide assistance to the Child Protection Section in the recovery phase to Cyclone Kenneth and the ongoing armed conflict situation. The Child Protection Officer reports to the National Child Protection Specialist.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Officer will be based in Pemba, Mozambique and provide assistance to the Child Protection Section in the recovery phase to Cyclone Kenneth and the ongoing armed conflict situation. The Child Protection Officer reports to the National Child Protection Specialist.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  1. Support to programme development and planning
  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of child protection related programmes/projects. Research and report on emergency trends and the impact on child protection.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical, programme, operational, and administrative transactions, preparing related materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating of results.
  • Prepare required programme documentations, materials and data to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

2.  Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in assessment, monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other partners to assess programmes/projects, and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations, procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues and findings to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Supports the preparation and regular updating of 5Ws and all other necessary inputs towards SitReps and other emergency related reporting and monitoring tools.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  •  Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or 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 partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in child protection, to support programme implementation.

4. Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on emergency related activities.
  • Co-lead the CP AOR.
  • Contribute to 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 practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of implementing partners.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts. Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Experience in armed conflict humanitarian context is an advantage.

Language Requirements: Fluency in Portuguese and proficiency in English is required.  Knowledge of local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.

 

 

 

 

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Opening Date Fri Apr 03 2020 02:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Apr 20 2020 14:55:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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