Batch Recruitment Child Protection Officer

at UNICEF - United Nations Children Fund
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Batch Recruitment Child Protection Officer (NOB), Moroto and Gulu (Open to only Ugandan Nationals)
JOBfrom UN Children's Fund Closing date: 14 Aug 2019
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, inadvocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment tochildren’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, withoutdiscrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and culturaldimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s mostdisadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustainedgrowth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, whichis the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development ofnations.Job organizational context:The Child Protection Officer GJP is to be used in a Country Office (CO) where the Child Protection Programme is a component of the CountryProgramme (or UNDAF). The Child Protection Officer reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Specialist who is at Level 5/4/3.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Officer reports to the Child Protection Officer L2. The Child Protection Officer provides professional technical, operational andadministrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programmes/projects within the Country Programme fromdevelopment planning to delivery of results. H/She prepares, executes, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative programmetasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.III. Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasksSummary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Support to programme development and planning2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation4. Networking and partnership building5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, oranother relevant social science field.
Experience:A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.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 asset
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Language Requirements:Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Skills

Communication Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument
clearly; presents information with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs
of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility; structures
information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents
information in a well-structured and logical way.
Working with People Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows
empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares
information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts
to the team and fits in well.
Drive for Results Sets high standards for quality of work; monitors and maintains quality of work; works
in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals;
focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and
tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
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 asset
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Education Requirements

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
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