Child Protection Manager (CAAC/MRM), P4, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Fixed Term, This post will be temporarily Out-posted in Bangkok

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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, A Future

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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. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Manager (CAAC/MRM) reports to the Chief, Child Protection for general guidance and direction. The CP Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and well-being, as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

The CP Manager is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached):

  • Managerial leadership
  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Detail job description here; GJP- # 126687 CP Manager P4 (CAACMRM) Nay Pyi Taw (002).doc

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
  • Experience working in countries effected by armed conflict and working on monitoring and reporting of grave violations according to the SCR 1612
  • Fluency in English is required.

Asset Criteria:

  • Experience working in a developing country
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts
  • Extensive knowledge on children effected by armed conflict and monitoring, reporting and verification of the grave violations
  • Experience on leading CAAC programme including negotiation with parities to the conflict in the country, development of UN action Plans and facilitation of the country task force on MRM (CTFMMRM) meetings.
  • Experience on capacity building and training of the members of the CTFMRM and partners.
  • Familiarity of Group of Friends of CAAC
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • 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)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


This post will be temporarily outposted in Bangkok while the entry visa to Myanmar is being processed, and the successful candidate initially will be assigned in Bangkok.

The visa application normally takes between 6 – 12 months, and is occasionally rejected.

Once the entry visa to Myanmar is approved, the incumbent will be expected to relocate to Nay Pyi Taw/Myanmar. The timelines of the move will take into consideration both the programmatic needs and the staff member’s personal needs.

While Bangkok is a family duty station, Nay Pyi Taw is a non-family duty station. Once the incumbent moves to Nay Pyi Taw, the family members residing in Bangkok, if any, are unable to remain in Bangkok unless they have legal residency in Thailand independently of UNICEF.

In the case of visa rejection, the incumbent will be strongly encouraged to apply to other posts outside Myanmar, with a TOD (tour of duty) waiver and organizational assistance, while they continue to work from Bangkok. The TOD for this post is aligned with Nay Pyi Taw (3 years), and if the incumbent is unable to find any post within 3 years, they will be placed in the next mobility exercise.

In the event that the successful candidate happens to already be based in Myanmar with valid service visa, it is expected that the candidate be immediately assigned to Nay Pyi Taw/Myanmar.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, all eligible and suitable candidates under all diversity profiles are encouraged to apply.

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

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