UN Child Protection Specialist Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Child
Protection Specialist

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Child
Protection Specialist (Reducing Vulnerability of Children to abuse, violence
and exploitation

Grade: P3

About US:

The United Nations
Children’s 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 Child Protection Specialist primarily supports
the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is
responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and
evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country
programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support
throughout the programming processes. H/She facilitates the administration and
achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and
international efforts to create a protective environment for children against
all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as
established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international
treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies. The Specialist contributes
to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results
based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic
Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support to programme/project development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Child Protection
    Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in
    one of the following fields is required: international development, human
    rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant
    social science field.
  • At least five years of professional experience in social development
    planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Previous experience working in a developing country is considered as
    an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection
    related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is
    considered as an added advantage
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN
    language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language
    is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical Competencies: Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts,
    Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action and
    Applying technical expertise.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 7th June 2019

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