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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Child Protection Specialist (Emergency) Job at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Child Protection Specialist (Emergency)

Jobs at:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Deadline of this Job:
11th December 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Grade: P3
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 (Emergency) will facilitate the planning, harmonization, implementation and effective monitoring and reporting of these interventions. The incumbent of the post will contribute to ongoing emergency preparedness planning through the provision of child protection technical input within the main UNICEF Office in line with Regional South Sudan Response Plan and UNICEF Country Office Reponses Plans and will ensure good coordination with UNHCR that has the mandate for the general protection of the refugees and with the OPM.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership to the development and implementation of the child protection in emergency (CPiE) interventions for South Sudanese, DRC and Burundi refugee children
  • Tasked with program management, monitoring and delivery of results on CPiE against the programme targets and indicators. Prepare periodic reports on the CPiE activities and share them with colleagues from Kampala and UNICEF Zone office.
  •  Actively contribute actively to the development of Programme documents for enhancing the partnership between UNICEF and CSOs
  • Networking and partnership building and co-chair the Child protection working group with UNHCR Kampala
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Emergency) job placement 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 Child Protection planning, reporting and management which includes relevant experience in Child Protection in Emergency in UNICEF or in UNHCR is required. Working experience as a chair or co-chair of a Child Protection in Emergency working group or cluster is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  •  Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  •  Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies: Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Deciding and Initiating action and Applying technical expertise.
Job application procedure
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