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Chief Child Protection At UNICEF

Date Posted: 23/Mar/2014
Deadline: 31/Mar/2014


Purpose of the Position

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, responsible for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the child protection programme within the country programme and administering a programme budget.


Key Expected Results

1. Supervises the activities leading to the completion of the Situation Analysis for the child protection programme, and it`s periodic update.  Formulates chid protection programme goals and objectives and develops strategies. Supervises preparation of the sectoral inputs to the Country Programme Recommendation and related documents, such as the Plan of Operation, and annual Plan of Action, CPSS, PSS, etc.

2. Provides leadership, guidance and direction for programme management and evaluation of the child protection programme through periodic meetings, individually and in groups, with the various sectoral team members. Ensures exchanges of information, experience, identifies new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve programme requirements and objectives.

3. As head of a large section, responsible for the overall development and establishment of the workplan, monitoring compliance, and providing support and guidance to make sure objectives are met. This entails identification of internal human resource requirements, training and performance planning and monitoring.

4. As part of the senior management team, ensures the integration of the child protection programme with other sectors in all stages of the programming process, (i.e., the Situation Analysis, CPR, programme strategy, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and courses of action for achievement of programme objectives).

5. Interacts with the government and other partners,  NGO`s, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of programme implementation, to follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Provides technical support, orientation and guidance to government officials, technicians and partners on appropriate technical and institutional capacity-building measures, to achieve programme goals and expand coverage of services.

6. In coordination and collaboration with other professional colleagues, establishes and develops effective information and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programme and achievement of targeted goals. Ensures the  development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.

7. Monitors developments at the international, regional and provincial levels; develops methodologies and new approaches for improving programme effectiveness.  Participates in programme workshops and consultations at the regional and country levels to exchange knowledge, ideas, and approaches.

8. Conducts field assessment visits for evaluating child protection programme effectiveness, identifying problems and instituting remedial measures.

9. Monitors the overall planning and disbursement of programme funds for the (sector), ensuring they are properly administered, and utilized in accordance with the Plan of Action and the programme budget allotment.

10. Prepares and submits timely progress/status reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme monitoring and evaluation, annual reports, etc.


Qualifications of Successful Candidate

- Advanced university degree in Law, Social Sciences or a related technical field.  Training in Child Rights and Human Rights is desirable.*'

- Ten years progressively, responsible relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning and management in child protection activities and related field, with emphasis on strategic planning.

- Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Competencies of Successful Candidate

- Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking

- Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment

- Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget

- Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching

- Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization`s future potential

- Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources

- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders

- Identifies urgent and potentially risky decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates organization-wide activities

- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.



UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


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