UNICEF Social Work Jobs - Child Protection Officer


Grade: NOB
Duty Station: Kampala
Type and Duration of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment (One year with possible extension)

Job Purpose:
·         Under the guidance of the Child Protection Specialist, Violence against Children, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned programme/projects within the Child Protection Sector by: Contributing to data analysis and progress reporting; Providing technical input and community level experience to government and inter-agency policy development and review;
·         Enhancing of teamwork and capacity building of government counterparts in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.
·         The incumbent will work closely with other programme sectors supporting the section had to ensure linkages across sectors in programming for vulnerable children.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         University degree in the social sciences, law or child development.
·         Two years of progressively relevant professional work experience at the national level in programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection Programmes or related field.
·         Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields Negotiating, advocacy, and training skills.
·         Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
·         Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
·         Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results
·         Functional Competencies (Required): Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning and Researching, Planning and Organizing.

How to Apply:
  1. ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered
  2. UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  3. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  4. If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_MukasaApplication.
  5. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  6. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 29 January, 2013. Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to: ugderecruit@unicef.org

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