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

Job Title:        Child
Protection Specialist (Child Protection in Emergency)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Chief,
Child Protection

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 (Child
Protection in Emergency) supports the development and preparation of the Child
Protection (or a sector of) program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing,
monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of child protection
programs/projects within the country program. The Specialist provides technical
guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to
facilitate 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 well being as established under the Convention on the
Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental
bodies. The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to
plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM)
and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support to programs/projects development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to program 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 (Child Protection in Emergency) job opportunity should hold an Advanced University degree in
    international development, human rights, psychology, sociology,
    international law and other social science field
  • 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.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added
  • 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.
  • Competencies; Leading
    and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating
    and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, Applying technical

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: 18th June 2019

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