United Nations UNICEF Career Jobs – Child Protection Specialist (Identification and Registration)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
Child Protection
Vacancy Number:
VN/PBR/2015/05
Grade: NOD
About US:
The United Nations Children’s
Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate
for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and
expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our
partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment
into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable
and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The United
Nations UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Identification and Registration)
will be accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring
and evaluation of the Birth Registration programming component of the Child
Protection programme aimed at reducing the vulnerability of children through
ensuring that they are registered at birth and for promotion intersectoral
partnership with health, education, justice and other sectors for strengthening
the civil and vital registration system in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    advocate with government relevant institutions for improving the policy
    and laws governing civil registration and vital statistics and provide
    technical support for strengthening the civil registration system in
    Uganda. Designs, prepares, and monitors the implementation of the birth
    programme component. Contributes to the development and/or introduction of
    new approaches, methods and practices in project implementation,
    management and evaluation.
  • Carry
    out field visits to monitor field level implementation and to provide
    technical guidance to District Implementation Teams. Monitors the use of
    implementation guidelines and monitoring tools at field level. Proposes
    and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project
    management and implementation.
  • The
    United Nations UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Identification and
    Registration) will also contribute to the Situation Analysis and its
    periodic update through analysis of birth registration and vital
    statistics data, and use the data for effective planning, development and
    management of the Birth registration programme component. Meets with
    national and international agencies concerning the management of the BDR
    programme. Participates in meetings with ministries and district
    authorities responsible for programme review, and follows up on
    implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • The
    United Nations UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Identification and
    Registration) will participate in inter-sectoral collaboration with other
    programme colleagues in order to ensure linkages between the Birth and
    Death Registration and other components of the Child Protection Programme
    as well as linkages between birth registration and interventions supported
    by Health and Education.
  • Supports
    in the development of appropriate communication and information strategy
    to support and/or advocate programme development. Coordinates high-level
    advocacy for the approval of BDR policy and strategy. Advocates for BDR
    programming with partners and donors. Develops with partners and
    colleagues a national communications strategy and plans and monitors
    interventions aiming to increase the demand for OVC and BDR services.
  • Supports
    government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes on
    BDR registration. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose
    of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and
    advocacy.
  • Oversees
    the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities
    ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies
    disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to
    the Sr. Programme Officer or Representative, as required.
  • Ensures
    the accurate and timely input of project information in the computerized
    programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation
    purposes.
  • In
    charge of preparing and submitting the programme/project status reports
    required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis,
    annual reports, etc.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the UNICEF Chief of Child Protection.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Fund
    (UNICEF) Child Protection Specialist (Identification and Registration)
    should possess an advanced University Degree in Law, International Human
    Rights, Social Sciences/Social Welfare, or related technical field.
  • A
    minimum of eight or more years of progressively responsible professional
    work experience at the national level in civil registration programme
    management, monitoring and evaluation or in a related field.
  • Advanced
    technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in Child
    Protection programming for BDR in UNICEF
  • Ability
    to effectively use data and indicators in child protection.
  • 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):
Leading and
Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and
Networking, Deciding and Initiating Action
NB:
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNICEF
is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF must
send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation report.
The Email applications should
be sent in this format to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname
followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
Gold_MukasaApplication.
The applications should be
addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala Uganda
Via Email to:   ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 30th July, 2015
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