Location: United States of America (the) – New York
Under the general supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, you will contribute to data collection and analysis, coordination and planning, advocacy and communication, monitoring and progress reporting on child protection activities especially with regard to Key Result Area 4 of the Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP). You will contribute to knowledge acquisition, indicator development and roll out and development and dissemination of capacity building materials in collaboration with other key sectors.
Key Expected Results
You will ensure the availability of data and information on child protection programming for global and regional overviews, situation analysis/project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation purposes. You will provide inputs for development of programme guidelines, reviews of country programme and project documents, and communication and advocacy materials. You will ensure that computerized data and information systems on child protection programmes are available, as required.
You will ensure that Internet and intranet sites are regularly maintained and up to date. You will ensure that the Child Protection E-bulletin is prepared and distributed monthly. You will help improve knowledge management on child protection through initiatives undertaken in collaboration with clusters in the Section, field colleagues, and DPP (in particular the Information and Knowledge Management Unit).
You will support effective capacity building activities for staff and partners.
You will ensure that inputs to and drafts of documents and plans, including annual work plans, donor proposals and reports, relevant sections of annual reports and analyses are of high quality and produced on time.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- University degree, preferably advanced degree or equivalent background, in relevant disciplines of Social Sciences, e.g. Child Development, Social Development, International Relations, or Law (international law, humanitarian law, etc)
- Two years of professional work experience, including developing country work experience. Experience in child protection, project administration, monitoring and data collection and analysis, preferably with an international development agency or NGO.
- Fluency in English and another UN working language, preferably French or Spanish.
Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following areas:
- Strengthening child protection systems
- Strengthening partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in emergencies.
- Strengthening in respect of harmful traditional practices
- Strengthening in improving justice for children and in strengthening social welfare systems.
- Use of data and indicators in child protection.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
- Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self
- Demonstrates an awareness of changes in organizational strategy that impact on own work area
- Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources
- Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise
- Seeks and quickly absorbs new information and techniques
- Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department
UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies in Human Resources Management, quoting E-VN-2010-000863. Applications must be received by 28 May 2010.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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