UN Child Protection Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Child Protection Officer
Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Specialist (Health)
Grade: P2
NB: This job is
open to Belgian nationals only
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Supporting Programme Development & Planning
Contribute to Situation Analysis for the child
protection sector for development, design and management of child protection
systems strengthening programs in Uganda, including for refugee affected
children, especially related to justice for children and social welfare
workforce strengthening to identify critical programme intervention points,
identify measures, prepare programme work plans, make recommendations and
prepare reports
Contribute to the development of child
protection program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning
(RBM) through research, collection, analysis and reporting of child protection,
including social welfare, justice for children, needs of refugee and other
emergency affected children and other related information for development
planning and priority and goal setting
Provide technical and operational support
throughout all stages of programming processes and prepare required
documentation to facilitate programme review and approval
Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of
Work closely and collaboratively with
stakeholder and partners to discuss operational and programme implementation
issues, provide solutions and recommendations and capture and institutionalize
important lessons learned
Participate in monitoring and evaluation
exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with governments and other
counterparts to assess and report on necessary interventions
Monitor and report on sectoral programme
resources (financial, administrative and other) and prepare sectoral programme
reports for management, donors and partners
Technical & Operational Support to Programme Implementation
Undertake field visits to monitor and assess
programme implementation and decide on required corrective action
Provide technical and operational support to all
external partners on UNICEF’s policies and strategies to support efficient
programme implementation
Networking & Partnership Building
Build and maintain effective partnerships with
government counterparts and national stakeholders through active knowledge
sharing and capacity building to achieve and sustain results on child
Develop advocacy materials to raise awareness
for child protection programmes and also support fundraising
Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings
to collaborate with interagency partners and colleagues on UNDAF operational
planning and harmonize UNICEF’s policies and strategies in UNDAF development
& planning process
Research information on potential donors and
prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and
partnership development purposes
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons
learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders
Apply innovative approaches and promote good
practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable
program results
Research and report on best practices for
development planning of knowledge products and systems, including on the
inclusion of refugee and other emergency affected children in government
protection system strengthening interventions
Participate as resource person in capacity
building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on
child protection

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
UNICEF Child Protection Officer job opportunity should be a Belgian
Have a Master level degree in international
development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other
social science field.
Have at least 2 years of relevant work
experience in social development planning and management in child
protection/justice for children and/other related areas at the international
level and/or in a developing country.
Relevant experience in child protection and
related areas, programme/project development and management in a UN system
agency or organization is an asset.
Experience in both development and humanitarian
contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of
another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31
December of the year of application.
Interpersonal skills, capacity to work with
different personalities to deliver on shared results
Drive for results, setting high standards for
the quality of work
Capacity to think outside of the box and drive
Strong communication skills, fluently and
confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information
Ability to analyze various sources of
information and make rational judgements
Ability to build effective relationships with a
wide range of partners both internal and external and establish networks
Ability to work strategically to realize
UNICEF’s goals
Ability to effectively promote ideas and
recommendations on behalf of self as well as others/team
A high level of proficiency in planning and
organizing to deliver results on time
Ability to identify issues, conduct rigorous
research, and make conclusions and recommendations
UNICEF’s core values: Commitment,
Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and proven understanding and sensitivity to
cultural nuances

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: 28th November 2019
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