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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

Within the new Country Programme (CPD), 2022-2026, the UNV will be supporting the Child protection team on key interventions related to policy and legislation review, child rights, governance combined with enhanced coordination, budgetary and human resources to implement child protection programmes. In addition to duty station specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the NOC Child protection Specialist (Output lead) leading on the child rights and policy/legislative agenda framework and the Chief of Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support to the NOC Child protection Specialist, in the overall oversight and strategic guidance, and technically sound decision-making processes in child rights while ensuring inter-sectoral coordination within UNICEF (w/Education, Social Policy, Health).
  • Support the coordination efforts with other UN agencies working on child rights and the children in armed conflict agenda (CAAC).
  • Support the development and implementation of the UPR Action plan in coordination with other key stakeholders (MoJ/Ombudsman office/Human Rights Commission/UNDP/OHCHR).
  • Support the implementation and partnership engagement with the Ombudsman and Human Rights commission on the child rights agenda.
  • Support the integration of child protection specific concerns in broader advocacy efforts and strategic engagement with key stakeholders in the sector (ex. Alternative Think Tank, MHPSS, Children in Armed Conflict (CAAC), CRC concluding observations/recommendations) – creating linkages/inputs in the ongoing advocacy strategies in UNICEF Mozambique.
  • Support coordination of the child labour agenda to ensure intra-sectoral coordination within UNICEF with other programmes (SPEAR/Education/Partnership).

• Accountability • Adaptability and flexibility • Creativity • Judgement and decision-making • Planning and organising • Professionalism • Self-management • Building Trust • Commitment and Motivation • Commitment to Continuous Learning • Communication • Ethics and Values • Integrity • Knowledge Sharing • Work in Teams

a national and/or international level. Knowledge in child rights, legal and policy development, including knowledge of child rights Institutions; Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge. • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness;

Mozambique has a total population of about 29 million people and is located on the southeast coast of Africa. To the East, is the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia is to the north, to the west is Zimbabwe and South Africa and to the South, Swaziland and South Africa. The total area of Mozambique is 799 380 Km square from North to South. It is tropical hot and humid. The hottest and wettest months in Maputo are December to February, when the average daily minimum temperatures are around 22°c and the average daily highs of 30°c. The rain season is between October and April. Winters (June to August) are mild with the average daily temperature ranging from 13°c to 24°c. Basic health facilities and food are available everywhere. The security situation is reliable, but some precaution is needed at the same time. Communication and transport services are available at various costs. Regarding accommodation and food, houses and apartments can be rented from US$ 600 to US$ 1,000 per month and meals at the restaurant cost between US$ 10 and US$ 30. Food, household commodities and clothing can be found in shops and local markets at reasonable prices. An entry visa is required for all travellers and must be obtained from Mozambican Embassy prior to travelling. The metical is the local currency and exchange rate stands at USD 1 equivalent to about 63.2 meticais (MZM) as per March 2022. Commercial banks are operational in the country and Visa cards are accepted in very limited hotels. Maputo is categorized as a family duty station offering a variety of different accommodation options. It has a vibrant international community whilst also providing excellent opportunities to work in a national, Mozambican context. Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents - except for UN Community Volunteers), as well as final repatriation (if applicable). You can check full entitlements at .

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly.

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