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UNICEF Jobs: Child Protection Officer (Justice for Children)

Job Title: Child Protection Officer (Justice for Children)

Organization: UNICEF

Job no: 540353
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-1
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Categories: Child Protection, NO-1

For Internal and External candidates

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, Care

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. UNICEF work in Egypt is also focused on promoting sustainable development with multidimensional equity for children, embodying the fair chance for every child principle. In line with national priorities, UNICEF work in Egypt focuses on Early Childhood Development bridging the first 1000 days through the first years of formal education, as a key means by which multiple threats to children may be addressed through cross-sectoral linkages. The expected results of UNICEF’s work in Egypt will contribute to national efforts and priorities and the 2030 National Sustainable Development Strategy; as well as the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Child Protection Officer (Juvenile Justice), the Officer shall provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the child protection programme and the justice for children programme and support also legal reforms, policy development, networking and capacity building.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  • Collect, analyze, verify, and synthesize information to facilitate programme development, design and preparation and further understanding of access to justice. Provide technical support to Government, and stakeholders at all levels in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Legal Reform and programming for Justice for Children.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises. Prepare inputs for programme and donor reporting
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative, and other assets).
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
  • Draft communication to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programmes and access to justice for children.
  • Enhance collaboration with media, civil society and involvement of children and their families to support positive practices.

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

  • 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. Alternatively, a first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with 10 years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in social development planning and management in child justice or general justice issues related areas is required.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies: Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1), Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2), Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2), Innovates and Embraces Change (2), Thinks and Acts Strategically (2), Drives to achieve impactful results (2), Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional competencies: Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Learning and researching, Planning and organizing

View our competency framework here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

This VA is open to all internal staff and other UNICEF personnel (including consultants, UNVs, TAs) as well as externals too.  

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

A lien can be granted to the national (GS or NO category) post they encumber, for up to one (1) year (364 days), approved by the Head of Office in consultation with the receiving and releasing section or field office manager (the releasing and receiving office is the same office in this case). This is also applicable in HQ duty stations, so long as the posts belong within the same division under the same Director.

Deadline: 22 May 2021 Egypt Standard Time

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