UN Jobs – Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Organisation: United
Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Kampala, Uganda
United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world
where the rights of every child are realized. 
Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world
where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and
discrimination place in a child’s path.
The Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist will support and provide
technical guidance to Child Protection interventions in emergency response to
the movement of children across borders, including those seeking asylum in
Uganda to ensure UNICEF meets the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Offer technical support and assistance to UNICEF
Child Protection staff and partners, including government and NGOs, to support
child protection components of emergency response programmes, including
development or amendment of projects and partnerships.
Under the coordination of UNHCR and in
consultation with other Child Protection partners, government, and UN agencies,
conduct monthly and ad hoc field monitoring to provide technical support for
child protection activities in refugee and host communities.
Work closely with UNHCR and other child protection
partners, conduct child protection assessments using agreed interagency
assessment tools.
Provide technical support to partners and ensure
regular monitoring and updates on CP interventions including: RapidFTR, Child
Friendly Spaces, and conflict prevention activities.
Manage UNICEF CPiE PCAs with IP organisations;
Save the Children, World Vision and TPO including monitoring of budget and
implementation of activities.
Represent UNICEF in humanitarian coordination
meetings and ensure monitoring and regular updates.
Offer capacity building for local UNICEF staff and
relevant government and partner staff.
Technically support UNICEF’s emergency preparedness
plans through provision of child protection technical input at field, country
and regional levels.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the Child Protection in
Emergencies Specialist should hold an Advanced University degree in
international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international
law and other social science field is required.
At least five years of professional experience in
social development planning and management in child protection and/other related
areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a
developing country is required.
Relevant experience in child protection and
related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency
or organization is an asset.
Past experience in both development and
humanitarian context is an advantage.
Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of local language
an asset.
Communication; Working with
people; Drive for results
Leading and supervising; Formulating strategies
and concepts; Analyzing; Relating and networking; Deciding and Initiating
action; Applying technical expertise.
Core Values: Commitment;
Diversity and inclusion; Integrity
to Apply:
ONLY Ugandan
Nationals will be considered.
committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The applications will be considered only if
accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well as
the most recent performance evaluation report.
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.
UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
candidates who desire to work in the prestigious United Nations International
Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the above position should send their
resume to:
Resource Specialist,
Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9,
George Street,
P.O. Box
7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to:
4th June, 2015
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