UNICEF Programme Specialist Job Opportunities – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: P4
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
Programme Specialist (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) will
provide technical assistance to roll out PSEA global goods, support implementation
and conduct strategic advocacy to prevent SEA in high risk areas in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Strengthen
capacities to provide access to safe and child sensitive reporting channels,
including within community-based complaint mechanisms; access to victims
centered assistance; and to support cases investigation, as relevant.
·        
Contribute
to the development, implementation and dissemination of global and regional
guidance and strategies of specific relevance, including on Gender Based
Violence in Emergencies, Violence against Children and the Centrality of
Protection.
·        
Support
development and implementation of agency specific and inter-agency PSEA action
plans and support implementation of key actions.
·        
Monitor
the implementation of PSEA related initiatives.
·        
Support
coordination across agencies to monitor implementation of action plans.
·        
Contribute
to GBV risk mitigation in relation to PSEA.
·        
Contribute
to the Roll-Out of the UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and
Abuse Involving Implementing Partners; and to training of staff and partners in
that respect.
·        
Support
documentation of best PSEA practices and lessons learnt for onwards
dissemination across the Region.
·        
Act as a
liaison with HQ and maintain close relationship with PSEA focal points in
partner agencies.
·        
Advise
on any PSEA-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy.
·        
Keep
management updated on PSEA developments and make appropriate recommendations on
enhancing prevention strategies.
·        
Participate
in and ensure active representation in PSEA forums and coordination meetings,
as relevant and lead relevant PSEA meetings as necessary.
·        
Contribute
to resource mobilization activities, draft reports, project proposals, ToRs,
advocacy materials and other relevant documents, as required.
·        
Support
other activities related to child protection and integrated initiatives, as
required by the supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal applicant must hold an advanced university degree preferably in social
sciences, social work, political science, law or other relevant fields
·        
A
minimum of8 years relevant experience working in emergency settings, on
children’s and women’s rights, on violence prevention and response, in
particular sexual violence and other forms of gender based violence; and/or on
child protection.
·        
Experience
in and knowledge of UN and IASC policies and guidance related but not limited
to PSEA, AAP, GBV and Centrality of Protection.
·        
Knowledge
of current PSEA developments and coordination of activities amongst different
actors and agencies.
·        
Strong
communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
·        
Fluency
in English (verbal and written) required.
·        
It would
also be beneficial if you have:
·        
 
·        
Proven
success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building
activities on PSEA.
·        
Experience
developing complaint mechanisms as well as reporting and investigation
procedures.
·        
Proven
research skills and demonstrated expertise in analysis and development of
technical papers, as well as programmatic guidance related to violence against
children and women, in particular sexual violence, gender and child protection.
·        
Experience
working in acute emergency settings.
·        
For
every Child, you demonstrate:
·        
UNICEF’s core values: 
Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
·        
The technical competencies required for this
post are:
Leading and Supervising [
I ] ormulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ], Analyzing [ III], Relating and
Networking [ II ], Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ], Applying Technical
Expertise [ III ]
NB: 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.
Deadline: 24th October, 2019
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